A Borrowed Dream by Amanda Cabot
Catherine Whitfield is sure that she will never again be able to trust anyone in the medical profession after the town doctor’s excessive bleeding 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 without love or family, 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.
This is a sweet historical romance. It’s the second story in the series, but does stand alone, as well.
There is a bit of mystery involved. A story line continuing from the first book, brings us a bit nearer to finding answers to previously unanswered questions.
Catherine, the schoolmarm, is all you’d expect from a gal in her situation.Austin is new in town. He and his daughter are in need of her assistance.
I liked the small town setting, the kind that is found in those wild west days.
The story was just a bit predictable. But I did like the characters. Somehow, Catherine and Austin felt an immediate attraction…well, you just have to read the book to find out how they arrive at their happily ever after.
Overall, the story works well. It’s an easy read. I enjoyed learning more about those days.
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