Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot
Cimarron Creek Trilogy
Aww!! This was one of those novels, mostly romance with a bit of mystery tossed in to keep you wondering. Lydia shows up in Cimarron Creek only to find out her fiancee has disappeared and left behind a pregnant wife. Other mysterious things keep happening and she and her friend, the sheriff brainstorm about it. Eventually, of course, they fall in love and solve the mysteries. That's the short version
There were a couple of life lessons that I thought of when I finished the book. I'm not sure if I can remember both of them now, but the main was this thing of jealousy. As it turns out, the sheriff's first cousin and good friend was behind all the mysterious crimes that kept happening, the worst resulting in the death of their aunt. Why? Because he was jealous. All his life, his older brother was praised as the best around and he didn't feel he got his deserved credit. Then his cousin becomes sheriff when he wanted to be and so he goes out to prove how incompetent his cousin is. It culminates in him committing suicide rather than go to jail. How can someone allow jealousy to consume them like that? I'm gonna guess it starts small. It's a good reminder for me to not let things like that bug me and to truly rejoice with those who rejoice.
Along with that, a good reminder as parents not to show favoritism. Each child is unique and lovable in their own ways and it is our job to make sure they know they are loved and not praise one above the other.
Forgiveness was another good theme in here. Lydia had to forgive her fiancee for running off and marrying someone else. She was able to do this and to hire his wife as her assistant in the candy store of which I would have liked to work. The candy sounded very yummy
So it was a nicely written book that was a fun read and if you dig, you can uncover some truths to apply to your own life.
This book was given me by Revell Books and I was not required to write a positive review.
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