Contemporary Fiction, Review

On Lone Star Trail by Amanda Cabot

On Lone Star Trail by 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 was attracted to this book because I’ve enjoyed Amanda Cabot’s historical fiction and I love this cover! On Lone Star Trail is an encouraging, city girl meets country boy contemporary. Gillian is trying to find new purpose and direction after a career ending injury. TJ has been traveling the country on his motorcycle since losing his wife and sense of identity. Obviously, both of them have some issues to work through.

Obviously, both of them have some issues to work through. I liked the natural development of TJ and Gillian’s relationship, especially since they are both adamant about not wanting to date anyone. In their own ways, they each step out of grief and into the unknown. On Lone Star Trail pulled me in and I didn’t want to put it down until the end.

This is the third book of the Texas Crossroads series but I enjoyed it as a stand-alone. The small town setting in the Texas Hill Country is so charming and I’m looking forward to reading the previous two titles in the series.

I requested this book through NetGalley in order to read and offer an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.


About the Author

Amanda CabotWith 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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