Happy Tuesday, Reader Friends!
So glad you could join me for another Takeover Tuesday post. This time we have the lovely Amanda Cabot here today. She’s written many amazing historical fiction novels, so be sure to grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and chat with her.
A Family’s Influence
Whether our relationship with them is peaceful or stormy, I think many of us would agree that family provides one of the most important influences in our lives. That’s certainly the case for Austin and Catherine, the hero and heroine of A Borrowed Dream.
Though she’s an only child whose father was killed during that dreadful War Between the States, Catherine has never lacked for love. Not only does she have aunts, uncles, and cousins galore in Cimarron Creek, but her mother lavished love on her. She and Gussie were best friends as well as mother and daughter, sharing their hopes and dreams until a bumbling doctor’s efforts worsened Gussie’s illness and led to her death. Is it any surprise that Catherine developed a deep-seated fear of doctors and is now determined that none of her pupils will be subjected to any doctor’s care?
Austin’s family background couldn’t be more different. Though his parents loved him, they didn’t understand or support his desire to be a physician, and so he ran away from home, determined to make his dream of healing others come true. It did, and yet his life is far from perfect. While his career is flourishing, his wife suffered from an illness he couldn’t cure, leaving him a widower with a young child. And then, just when he thought he’d rebuilt his life, a ruthless criminal threatens everything he holds dear.
Can these two hurting souls find happiness? When Austin arrives in Cimarron Creek, pretending to be a rancher rather than a famous surgeon, his only thought is to keep his daughter safe. But Hannah, he soon learns, needs more than safety. She needs a mother’s love. Though Catherine’s heart overflows with love for the young girl, her past makes her shy away from becoming any man’s second wife. At the same time, Austin’s experiences have left him wary of a woman who’s still mourning her mother.
What can they do? Will they let their families continue to influence them or will they seek to break out? Though Catherine is the schoolteacher, both she and Austin have lessons to learn as they struggle to put their pasts behind them and build a future … a future that just might include each other.
About the Author
Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels including the Texas Dreams trilogy, the Westward Winds series, the Texas Crossroads trilogy, A Stolen Heart, and Christmas Roses. A former director of Information Technology, she has written everything from technical books and articles for IT professionals to mysteries for teenagers and romances for all ages. Amanda is delighted to now be a fulltime writer of Christian romances, living happily ever after with her husband in Wyoming.
About the Book
The Blurb: “There is no such thing as an impossible dream . . .
Catherine Whitfield is sure that she will never again be able to trust anyone in the medical profession after the local doctor’s treatments killed her mother. Despite her loneliness and her broken heart, she carries bravely on as Cimarron Creek’s dutiful schoolteacher, resigned to a life where dreams rarely come true.
Austin Goddard is a newcomer to Cimarron Creek. Posing as a rancher, he fled to Texas to protect his daughter from a dangerous criminal. He’s managed to keep his past as a surgeon a secret. But when Catherine Whitfield captures his heart, he wonders how long he will be able to keep up the charade.
With a deft hand, Amanda Cabot teases out the strands of love, deception, and redemption in this charming tale of dreams deferred and hopes becoming reality.”