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May 5, 2016

On Lone Star Trail {Amanda Cabot}

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If there's one thing Gillian Hodge never wants to see again, it's a man on a motorcycle. Her last encounter with one left her right hand crushed, ending her promising career as a concert pianist. But as she heads to Rainbow's End Resort, a sudden thunderstorm causes a motorcycle to crash in front of her.

When TJ Benjamin's wife died, he lost more than his best friend; he lost his faith. He's spent the past year wandering the country on a motorcycle, trying not to think about his future. When he finds himself stranded with a busted bike and a reluctant rescuer, he has to wonder about God's sense of humor.

Can this woman without a future and this man running from his past find romance in the present? Or are they too tied to the way life used to be?

My Thoughts:
I just love the people of Rainbow’s End and Dupree. I fell in love with Kate and Greg in the first book and have enjoyed this series so much. I am going to miss all these new friends.

We briefly met Gillian in book two and knew she had a career-ending accident. In this third and final book, Gillian has come to Rainbow’s End to get away and clear her head as she tries to determine what her future will look like.

On her way to the resort, she stumbles upon TJ. TJ stands for everything she hates in life right now, but she helps him make his way to Rainbow’s End for a temporary stay of his own. Once they both arrive at the resort, we get to watch so many things begin to take place in their lives.

Gillian and TJ both seem to be people who have a giving personality, and both have struggled with how their past is going to fit into their future. They both feel compelled to give to the people of Dupree and become a part of their community.

As the story unfolds, we learn TJ is struggling in his faith, but watching him find his way back to God was so refreshing. A true testament to what God can do for His children who wander off.

Of course, Gillian falls in love in this book (but you will be surprised who that someone is), but we also get to watch her truly follow her faith to make the biggest decisions impacting her future.

This book can be read as a stand-alone, but I do encourage you to read all three books as all these characters will find a place in your heart.

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. Since then she’s sold more than thirty novels under a variety of pseudonyms. When she’s not writing, Amanda enjoys sewing, cooking and – of course – reading.

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