Leaving the past behind in Philadelphia, mail-order bride Sarah Dobbs arrives in San Antonio ready to greet her groom–a man she has never met but whose letters, her paper roses, have won her heart from afar. But there is a problem–Austin Canfield is dead, and Sarah cannot go back East.
As Sarah tries to reconcile herself to a future that is drastically changed, Austin’s brother Clay wants nothing more than to shake the Texas dust from his boots, but first he must find his brother’s killer. And then there’s Sarah.
Something is blooming out in the vast Texas landscape that neither Clay nor Sarah is ready to admit, and the promise of redemption blows like a gentle breeze through the prairie grasses.
Paper Roses has all the ingredients of a traditional historical romance with a little suspense mixed in for good measure. Amanda has created interesting characters in Sarah and Clay, both in search of belonging and meaning to their lives. Adding another level of interest, is the detailing of the cultural feud the French and German immigrants brought with them to their new country. Paper Roses is a delightful start to Amanda’s Texas Dreams series and will satisfy the longings of many readers looking for new authors in this genre.
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