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A Tender Hope

(Cimarron Creek Trilogy #3)

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As far as Thea Michener is concerned, it's time for a change. With her husband murdered and her much-anticipated baby stillborn, there is nothing left for her in Ladreville. Having accepted a position as Cimarron Creek's midwife, she has no intention of remarrying and trying for another child. So when a handsome Texas Ranger appears on her doorstep with an abandoned baby, ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Deanne Patterson
This is the third and final book in the Cimarron Creek series and I suggest reading them in order because there is a carry over of the storyline into the next book. I very much enjoyed this series, hard to put down. There were surprising twists and turns in this series and I enjoyed the suspense.I have read all of this author's historical books and look forward to seeing what she puts out next.
Published March 5th 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company.
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Hannah
An excellent story! Make sure you read the whole series in order to get some of the background, though, especially for Aimeé’s parts. Couldn’t put it down and loved the suspense.
Kelsie
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-read
A Tender Hope by Amanda Cabot is the final book in her Cimarron Creek Trilogy. This Christian romance reads as a standalone, but I plan to read the previous two books. Lydia and Travis’ story is told in book one, A Stolen Heart. Book two, A Borrowed Dream, is Catherine and Austin’s story. You’ll get to know these characters in this series ender.

Thea Michener is a midwife ending her period of mourning for her murdered husband and stillborn son. She’s leaving the town of Ladreville to escape the l
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Sarah Grace Grzy
Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it
DNF at about 60%

I had high hopes for this story; both the synopsis and the cover immediately grabbed my attention when I first saw it. Unfortunately, it just didn't hit the mark for me. The main characters, Jackson and Thea, both had the potential to be very realistic and relatable characters, but I feel like they were straight out of a Hallmark movie. I was expecting a sweet, small-town historical romance, but about 40% through, this basically turned into a murder mystery, which isn't necessari
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Maureen Timerman
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
This is the third book in this series that I have read and enjoyed, and yes, it can definitely be read alone.
We are back in Cimarron Creek and with newly widowed Thea and a young woman who will become a dear friend, a woman searching for her family, she was adopted and raised in France.
Now we add in some very dashing men, and one a Ranger and of course, a gang doing crime. Also, a new-found baby, what? Yes, can you imagine finding a baby in the desert? Intrigued, this is just a sample of what is
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Maida
A Tender Hope, the final book in Amanda Cabot’s Cimarron Creek Trilogy, is probably my favorite of the three and that’s saying something because A Stolen Heart and A Borrowed Dream are fantastic novels in their own right.

It’s the fact that events came to a satisfactory conclusion here. It’s because everyone’s stories, especially the couples’ have hopeful endings/beginnings. And it’s definitely because it had me smiling when I closed the book after finishing it.

Being immersed in the Cimarron Cree
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Kelly Tyree
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Tender Hope is a book that is great right from the start. It combines mystery and romance and does it in a way that keeps you engaged right up to the end.

Thea Michener is a widow and the mother of a baby that died. She decides she needs a change so she accepts a position as the midwife in Cimarron Creek.

Ranger Jackson Guthrie is a on a hunt for a gang. The gang killed his brother and shot his partner. He believes Thea, the widow of one of the gang members, might be the tie that leads him to
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Samantha
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
The books in this series always fill my heart with the coziest feelings ever. The third and final installment in this trilogy, I'm sad to see it end. A beautiful reminder of times when things were so much simpler.

Thank you Netgalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Lindsey
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Multiple times throughout this novel, I had feelings of deja vu... quite convinced I had read it before. The plot was new to me, yet familiar. This is the third title in a series but was easy to read as a stand-alone.

It was an easy-to-read novel of friendship and romance set in a time of hard work and historic cowboys in Texas - simple on the surface. The author did, however, dive a bit deeper with issues of betrayal, unplanned pregnancies, adoption, and abuse. The hero was a Ranger and the hero
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Laura
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A TENDER HOPE is the third and final book in the Cimarron Creek series and fans will want to read them in order. (A Borrowed Dream and A Stolen Heart)

There's an old song published years ago that has words something like this: "I want a lover with a slow hand. An easy touch, not come and go in a heated rush...." (Not verbatim) This book is just that. An easy touch. A slow hand. It isn't one I devoured in a day, but instead it took the better part of two weeks.

The tender, gentle romance was so s
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Danielle Urban
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Tender Hope by Amanda Cabot is a must read for fans of Hallmark channel. I fell hard for these characters. It was like watching When Calls the Heart series. That series also featured a young man who went after bad guys.

A Texas ranger finds himself chasing after four killers. He lost his youngest brother and partner due to a shootout. But a clue was left. One of the murderers was a woman. But who was she? Another killer's bandana fell off his face. But even witnessing the murderer unmasked, fin
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I've read the first two books in this series and I had to know what happened next for the sleepy little town of Cimarron Creek.

This is the last book in this series and the author does an amazing job of wrapping up all of the personal storylines and making sure there is plenty of happily ever afters for the citizens of Cimarron Creek.  This book focuses on Thea and Jackson, but there are also storylines for Warner, Patience, Nate, and Aimee.  I enjoyed how each story interconnected with others an
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Nicole Cook
Jan 18, 2019 rated it liked it
An enjoyable historical romance novel. This is the third book in the Cimarron Creek series. I did not read the first two books in the series, and I feel this book can be read as a stand alone novel. The story takes place in 1881 in Cimarron Creek, Texas as Thea Michener arrives in town to start a new life as the town’s midwife after the death of her husband and stillborn son. Thea finds herself face-to-face with Texas Ranger Jackson Guthrie who is in town to investigate and search for members of ...more
Kristina
A Tender Hope by Amanda Cabot transports readers to August 1881. Thea Michener is leaving Ladreville to become the new midwife in Cimarron Creek, Texas. Thea needs a change after the murder of her husband and giving birth to a stillborn boy. Her marriage was complicated near the end and she will be happy to shed her widow’s weeds. Aimee Jarre is going with Thea in the hopes of locating her birth mother. They arrive in Cimarron Creek to find Ranger Jackson Guthrie on the front porch of their new ...more
Cathy Morgan
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thea's marriage with Daniel might not have been ideal - had she not had cause to believe him unfaithful to her? - but she never wanted or expected him to be murdered, and her child stillborn. Taking a position at Cimarron Creek as midwife forms a new start for her, but she never expected to be brought face to face with Daniel's past - and by a Ranger who makes her feel as even Daniel never did. Ranger Jackson is on the trail of a gang of criminals, one of whom he has reason to believe is a woman ...more
Charity Andrews
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to really read a book and I sure have missed it! Amanda Cabot has brought me back. Although it took me a while (due to my health, NOT my interest level), I was happy to have another Cimarron Creek book in my possession. It’s such a light-hearted series and just what I needed. This is supposed to be the final chapter in the CC Trilogy and I am really sorry to hear that. It feels like family and I hope to see more in the future!

Amanda Cabot rounded out this s
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Lucy
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful conclusion to the Cimarron Creek Trilogy. Although this can be read as a stand-alone I recommend reading the previous books so you will have the background story. This was my favorite book in the trilogy. Ms. Cabot never fails to create a balance between romance and suspense that keeps you hanging on. Her characters have real issues and shattered lives that find hope and new beginnings. She weaves faith within her portrait that leaves you feeling joy when you are finished. You a ...more
Adrienne
Thea Michener is ready for a fresh start. Her husband was murdered and their son stillborn, so when she's offered a position as a midwife in Cimarron Creek, she leaves Ladreville and throws herself into her job. Things start off differently than anticipated, though, because the first person who needs her help isn't an expectant mother but an orphaned child. Although she thinks caring for a child will be too painful, she soon finds herself wrapped around the baby's finger and equally intrigued by ...more
Sarah
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Tender Hope by Amanda Cabot is the final book in the Cimarron Creek Trilogy. It reads as a standalone Christian romance, but I recommend reading the previous two books. They give great background and you'll get to know the characters.
A Tender Hope is a great novel that is heart warming, sure to tug your heart and your emotions. Cabot does a good job of character development and allows the reader to experience the story as it comes alive and unfolds through each character, which makes this an
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Irene S
Three people come to town searching for something. Thea, a widowed midwife, moves to Cimarron Creek Trilogy for a new start. Her friend Aimee is looking for the clues to the mother who gave her up. Jackson is looking for the Gang of Four and believes that Thea might be the key to finding the gang. When Jackson finds an abandoned baby, there is a second mystery to solve. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher though Netgallery. This is my honest and voluntarily given review. This ...more
Gretchen
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Tender Hope is the third book I've read by Amanda Cabot. Years ago, I'd stopped reading romance novels until I discovered A Stolen Heart, Amanda's first book of the Cimarron Creek trilogy. Amanda's easy storytelling style pulls me into her character's hearts as she weaves suspense and romance through the plot. I also appreciate that while characters connect the books, each book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. In A Tender Hope, a young widow who not only lost her husband, but a newborn s ...more
Emily Yager
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great book to a great series. The story is immersive and full of depth. I'm sad to see this series end as I have enjoyed it s much. You'll probably want to read the books in order to get all the background info so everything makes sense about the characters, yet this book can stand well on it's own.

I received an ARC copy from the publisher via NetGalley, a review was not required but appreciated. The review above is my own honest opinion.
Dee/ bookworm
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book! I didn't realize it was the third in a series until the end, so it does a great job as a stand alone book. I really liked how there was multiple things going on, but somehow they fit together and even though you felt like some of the details weren't adding up, even the small details came into play at the end.

I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Betty
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thea recently lost her husband and suffered the loss of her baby shortly after. She is a mid wife and decides to move to another town hoping to leave her sorrow and grief behind. Things don't quite work out that way and she soon finds herself involved in the lives of the people in the new town. It was a well written mystery/romance with enough action to keep the reader involved and reading. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. *A LibraryThing win
CoffeeBreakBooks
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Tender Hope is a compelling conclusion to the Cimarron Creek Trilogy. This third novel in the series is just as beautifully descriptive and entertaining as the first. It was wonderful to meet up with familiar characters, but the novel can enjoyably be read as a stand-alone. It is a Christian romance or perhaps it is a romantic thriller because you are anxiously awaiting the turn of the page as you follow some of the events. As one who appreciates history, I was pleased by the depth of the auth ...more
Paula
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just love Amanda Cabot. Her books are always interesting and exciting! A Tender Hope is the third book in a trilogy, and it's good if you can read the other two books first, but it isn't necessary to enjoy this story. Thea has a heartbreaking background, and she meets a Texas Ranger named Jackson. Jackson is suspicious of her at first, but quickly realizes that she is not the wanted woman of the Gang of Four, and it becomes apparent that she may be their next victim. A very exciting, clean rom ...more
Kaye
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thea decides she needs a new start, so leaves for a neighboring town to work as a midwife. Tired of being looked at with pity over the murder of her husband and the death of her infant baby, she leaves to make a new start. Texas in the 1800s is fraught with outlaws and she is soon approached by Jackson, a Texas Ranger who is after the gang her husband ran with and was killed by. A good and fast paced story that was hard to put down. Highly recommend this story and author.
Tish
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Third book in the series. I totally enjoyed it. Amanda Cabot can draw you into a book and keep you interested to the last page. This book was the story of Thea Michener. Thea left her town to move to Cimarron Creek after her husband was murdered and she had a stillborn child. She wanted to start a new life. What Thea learns about her husband is shocking. She meets up with Ranger Jackson who thinks that Thea was part of her husbands gang but when he sees her he realizes it is not the women he see ...more
Angie
A Tender Hope is the final book in the wonderful Cimarron Creek trilogy by Amanda Cabot. Thea Michener, who readers of Cabot's will remember as the precocious baby sister of Sarah in her previous trilogy, Texas Dreams, has come to Cimarron Creek in hopes of leaving her tragic loss of husband and baby behind her. She brings with her Aimee Jarre, a Frenchwoman looking for the mother who gave her up for adoption. Together they find friendship and new lives in the town. Jackson Guthrie is a Texas Ra ...more
Wilma Bates
This is a wonderful christian historical romance of Thea and Jackson. It is very intriguing all the way through the book and I found it was hard to put down. Some characters from the previous two books found love as well. Before I read this book I read the first two since it was a series and I am glad I did. I will definitely read other books by this author.
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With both parents avid readers, it's no surprise that Amanda Cabot learned to read at an early age. From there it was only a small step to deciding to become a writer. Of course, deciding and becoming are two different things, as she soon discovered. Fortunately for the world, her first attempts at fiction were not published, but she did meet her goal of selling a novel by her thirtieth birthday. ...more

Other books in the series

Cimarron Creek Trilogy (3 books)
  • A Stolen Heart (Cimarron Creek Trilogy #1)
  • A Borrowed Dream (Cimarron Creek Trilogy #2)