My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Amanda Cabot tells a nice, gentle story with well-developed characters and an interesting plot in this clean fiction book, “A Stolen Heart.”
Lydia Crawford arrives in Cimarron Creek looking for the man she plans to marry. The townspeople are slow to accept her because of their own prejudices against northerners. The town matriarch, whom everyone refers to as Aunt Bertha, gives Lydia a place to stay. Lydia and the local sheriff, Travis Whitfield, develop a relationship as they work together to solve the mystery behind crimes that have been committed in Cimarron Creek.
I enjoyed reading about Lydia’s new business, Cimarron Sweets. The candy shop gives Lydia an income of her own while offering her a place of respect in the community. I wish I could visit Cimarron Sweets and sit at the cute table in the window while eating Lydia’s wonderful fudge.
Amanda writes my kind of stories. I’m already looking forward to the second book in the series, “Borrowed Dreams.”