WAITING FOR SPRING
The second book of the Westward Winds series has memorable characters who have what it takes to survive in the wilds of Wyoming Territory in the late 1800s. The storyline flows smoothly throughout, and there are a few surprises for readers to discover. Cabot’s historicals are her shining stars, and this one belongs on fans’ keeper shelves.
Charlotte Harding has endured a rough year; she lost her husband before the birth of her baby. She hopes the worst of the pain is over and her life will only get better. Barrett Landry, a cattle baron who’s running for political office, encounters Charlotte while visiting Miriam, the woman he intends to marry. He feels a strong connection to Charlotte and starts to think that maybe he is wooing the wrong woman. But Charlotte’s past comes into town, and Barrett’s plans may crumble before he has a chance to put them into motion. (REVELL, Jan., 400 pp., $14.99)