I received a copy of A STOLEN HEART by Amanda Cabot from Revell in exchange for an honest review. It is book one of the Cimarron Creek trilogy. This was my first dive into the series, and I found it delightful. It was also my first Amanda Cabot book.
She has a beautiful storytelling flair. Some historical fiction novels feel too modern, as if they are taking place in some backwoods community where people still have access to modern television (hence the modern talk) but rely on horses for transportation. A STOLEN HEART immerses the reader directly into the past, in this case Texas in 1880. I would love to see this as a Hallmark mini-series.
I felt bad for everything Lydia endured with her horrible fiancé and the local hatred for Northerners. Some parts broke my heart for her. However, there were many more endearing moments, and I finished the novel with a smile on my face.
I recommend this to fans of Christian fiction, historical fiction, and tender romance. My only complaint is a petty one. I didn’t really care for the title. It is too similar to other books I’ve seen, that involve “Stolen Hearts.”
By the way, I loved the inclusion of the map and family tree!