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November 3, 2014

At Bluebonnet Lake {Amanda Cabot}

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Marketing maven Kate Sherwood’s world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is slow down to a crawl at Rainbow’s End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. But she cannot deny her ailing grandmother’s request to visit the place where she and her deceased husband spent one glorious week (albeit fifty years ago). There Kate meets Greg Vange, the resort’s handyman. But there’s more to Greg than meets the eye–billions more, in fact, as he recently sold his successful software company and is at the resort in search of what’s next for his life.

Kate isn’t looking for romance, but she can’t deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. She even starts to see potential in the rundown resort. Could there be a future there? Or will Kate’s long-sought promotion take her back to the big city?

Fifty years ago, Grandma Sally and her husband spent an amazing vacation at the Rainbow's End resort. It was a Christian based, family resort and Sally wants to revisit it for old time's sake. She has convinced her granddaughter, city-girl Kate, to take a month off from her fancy advertising job to join her for the vacation.

One look at Rainbow's End and it is apparent things aren't the way they used to be. By the description of the resort, I would have turned around and left without checking it! But Sally is determined to have a wonderful vacation, and Kate is not one to argue with her grandmother who raised her.

As we go through the process of meeting all the players in this story, we meet Roy and Greg. Roy is an older gentleman who lives in the nearby town but has dinner at the resort each night. Greg is an out-of-work guest with a big secret. Of course, Roy and Greg immediately become friendly with Sally and Kate.

This story didn't have many "oh wow, that was exciting" aspects to it, but it also didn't fall completely flat. Each character has their struggles that are working behind the scenes in their lives, and thankfully all these struggles and secrets eventually come out for everyone.

It is hard to tell much about this story without giving away all the spoilers, but I really appreciated the relationships that blossomed throughout the entire story. I loved seeing the romance between the characters, and the willingness of some of the characters to go above and beyond to make good things happen for others.

At Bluebonnet Lake is the first book in the new Texas Crossroads series, and I am definitely looking forward to the next book. This story is far from over, and I'm looking forward to see if I get the happy ending that I'm really wanting for these characters.

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