Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot - REVIEWED

“It’s the forks that are difficult, because we have to make a choice each time we come to one.” (p. 379)

There are many unexpected and tragic events that occur in the lives of Priscilla Morton and Zack Webster. These events bring them face to face with decisions that are neither easy nor pleasant, yet choose they must. Amanda Cabot’s latest novel, Scattered Petals, explore the lives of two wounded people and circumstances that are indeed painful and unpleasant. However, side by side, Cabot also explores God’s grace and sovereignty at work amid the difficult circumstances that often become reality in the lives of His children. God’s Word promises us that He works ALL things for our good and His glory, and sometimes, on a human level, we have a difficult time grasping that truth. Scattered Petals is a beautiful testimony of every aspect of this profound truth.

Priscilla Morton comes to the Bar C ranch under heartbreaking circumstances. Her fragile state seems to have no end at first, but eventually she begins to get a grasp of the scope of things, and she is faced with a very shocking truth. Zach Webster, the ranch foreman, seems drawn to Priscilla almost immediately, but his own painful past has him bound in ways that prevent him from pursuing a relationship with this beautiful woman. As the story develops both of them begin to learn that healing and wholeness lie in the future if they are only willing to learn to give and accept the forgiveness necessary for that process to occur. Danger still lurks beyond the horizon for them as well, so the choices that lie in the forks of their road are rather numerous. Will they overcome and move forward?

Amanda Cabot certainly understands the truth of God’s sovereignty in the lives of His children. To my knowledge, Scattered Petals is my introduction to her work, and I am happy to recommend it to you! This story is a beautiful historical romance with a few twists thrown in to keep the pages turning. There is a strong faith to be found amid the characters as well, and it encouraged me to watch as they struggled and grew in their relationships with God. I am happy to recommend this story to you!


Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the co-founder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler.

1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

Loved the book and your review!