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2.21.2016

On Lone Star Trail ~ Review

On Lone Star Trail
Texas Crossroads #3
By Amanda Cabot

It was suppose to be a chance to escape from the pain of the past. But a motorcycle crash quickly disrupts the plans of both Gillian Hodge and TJ Benjamin.

Gillian is returning to Rainbow's End to visit with her best friend Kate.  Hoping to find peace and further healing from the accident that left her life without direction, Gillian is unprepared for her latest encounter with a motorcycle and its rider.

TJ is trying come to terms with the loss of his life.  He's given up everything he knew trying to deal with both his pain and his anger.  Seeking solitude, he never planned on ending up at Rainbow's End, but after wrecking his motorcycle he had to rely on the kindness of strangers.

Kate and Greg are soon to become first time parents.  Marissa and Blake are newly married.  And the displaced apartment fire residents are calling the RVs in Firefly Valley their temporary home.  It is in this changing landscape that TJ and Gillian find themselves.  And when a landscape is in period of change opportunities are sure to arise that will give two hurting people a chance to rediscover a purpose in their lives.

Life is never easy and when what we have come to know is taken away from us we are left with a choice in how we respond to these challenges.  And how we respond is important.  Like so many who have come before them Gillian and TJ are about to discover that the path to healing and peace is not easy and it isn't accomplished on one's own.  One has to surrender control or the illusion of control to God.

This is the final book in the Texas Crossroads series and it is not a letdown from the previous two books in the series.  The town of Dupree is growing. Rainbow's End is becoming known for its peace and healing.  And the various characters we have gotten to know have grown into people one would love to call friend.  I have to admit if it wasn't for the Texas heat I wouldn't mind calling the area home myself.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review.


About the Book:

A woman without a future. 
A man running from the past.
One enchanting place where broken dreams are mended.

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. Unsure about the next phase in her life, she heads to Rainbow's End Resort for some R and R when a sudden thunderstorm causes a motorcycle to crash right in front of her.

When TJ Benjamin's wife died, he lost more than his best friend; he lost his faith. He has spent the past year wandering the country on his motorcycle, trying not to think about the future. When he finds himself stranded with a busted bike and a reluctant rescuer, he has to wonder about God's sense of humor.

As these broken people collide, they find that a bright future is still ahead--it just might not be the one they imagined for themselves.

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, the Westward Winds series, Christmas RosesAt Bluebonnet Lake, and In Firefly Valley. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers' Best. She lives in Wyoming. Learn more at www.amandacabot.com.