Book Review: At Bluebonnet Lake by Amanda Cabot

At Bluebonnet Lake
by Amanda Cabot
Rating: 5/5
Texas Crossroads Book #1
Revell – Fiction/Contemporary Romance

Kate Sherwood is on her way to making partner at a Manhattan marketing firm when her grandmother, who is like her mother, convinces her to take a month-long vacation at Rainbow’s End, a resort in the Texas Hill Country, so she can visit the place she and her late husband visited 50 years ago. Kate is surprised to see that the brochure’s pictures do not accurately describe the failing, rundown resort; however, the setting is still beautiful. Used to always being connected, Kate is also surprised that here is no cell phone reception and there is no wifi access. She enlists the help of Greg, who is making repairs but is also a longterm guest. With Greg’s help she gains dialup internet but soon learns that the slower pace and disconnectedness of Rainbow’s End is actually part of its charm. Her attraction to Greg doesn’t hurt her appreciation of the resort. Kate keeps imaging way to make the resort better and to highlight its best features.

When Kate’s boss calls her with a chance at a huge promotion if she can come up with a campaign for a new client, she works her hardest to prove she is partner-worthy. As Greg sees how all-consuming work is for Kate, he is reminded of the life that he gave up. After selling his successful software company, Greg Vange is a billionaire seeking what God has next for him. He’s hoping that Kate Sherwood is included because they were both drawn to Rainbow’s End at the same time. Can he convince Kate that work isn’t everything? Will Kate follow her heart and find what’s at the end of the rainbow?

Amanda Cabot is a fantastic writer. I immediately fell in love with all of the characters in this adorable story. I can’t seem to get enough and can’t wait for the next book in the series. Kate’s struggles are similar to so many of us who keep our phones as extensions of our hands. For her, work is everything. Greg’s struggles with his dad and feeling accepted are unfortunately common and most can relate. God’s gentle and patient redemption is beautifully woven into the story.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in a light and charming contemporary romance.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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