Saturday, February 1, 2014

With Autumn's Return by Amanda Cabot

What a wonderfully written end to the, Westward Winds Series. Amanda Cabot was a new author for me when I opened the pages of the first book in this series, "Summer of Promise", (take a peek at my review. I missed reading the second book of the series, "Waiting For Spring". Although with reading this third book I am finding that it can be read a stand alone novel, it would suggest you grab the first two books, so you get a greater understanding of why this sister, Elizabeth Harding, joined her two sisters in the wild area of Wyoming. 

Boy, the winds certainly do blow with each season. With this new season of life for Elizabeth is an uncertainty of just what to expect. She hears from her sisters of the beauty this country beholds, but nothing can compare until she experiences this on her own. 

This novel flowed easily for me. Amanda Cabot is a wondrous story teller. She places together many characters each having an impact on the outcome of the story. They are tightly woven together so that we feel as if we have a front row seat to the goings on of each character. 

With each of these novels we meet each sister from the Harding family. In this selection we get to know the youngest sister of the family. Elizabeth is a doctor on a mission to be accepted and taken seriously. She has a heart of service. What I loved about her character is the fact that she put others before herself. She was genuinely caring and this is a character trait that I found absolutely lovely. The more she gave to others the more of herself she found. 

We get a glimpse at just how God's perfect timing is always moving in our lives. He is there in the midst of every moment in our lives preparing and motivating us to move forward and live out our calling. Elizabeth isn't looking for love, but of course it is love that finds her. What I enjoyed is the fact that it is a love that celebrates who she is. This wasn't a love that took away from her or changed her in some way, but a love that brought out the best in her. 

I can tell you that this series is a must read for the historical fiction lover! 

This book is a gift from Revell for sharing my review with you. 

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, Christmas Roses,Summer of Promise, and Waiting for Spring. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers Best. She lives in Wyoming. Find out more at


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