If you are a fan of Christian Historical Fiction, the name Amanda Cabot is likely one you’ve come across before. As the bestselling author of “A Stolen Heart” – book number one in the “Cimarron Creek Trilogy” – Ms. Cabot shares stories that will inspire your heart and intrigue your imagination. “A Borrowed Dream”, her newest book and the sequel to “A Stolen Heart”, was published by Revell in the spring of 2018.
“A Borrowed Dream” is a novel that truly contains a bit of everything… Romance, heartache, mystery, deception, joy, hate and love. With characters who vividly come to life and a story that twists and turns in unexpected ways, it is one that I wanted to finish all in one afternoon (but couldn’t quite pull it off!).
Despite being an overall well-written and inspiring story, a few aspects did make it less-than-stellar for me, however. Several scenes were not only unexpected and alarming (a murder/suicide and attack on a young girl are two examples), but others were also troubling and downright creepy.
In the end, “A Borrowed Dream” is a story that I enjoyed and am glad to have read, but because of a few troubling story twists in an otherwise sweet historical novel, I doubt it will be one that I read again anytime soon. I will, however, return for the third and final story in the “Cimarron Creek Trilogy” set to release next year, as I’m hoping the overarching story that began in the first book will at last be resolved.
I received this book free of charge for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.