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Summer of Promise (Westward Winds Book #1): A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Cabot
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"Summer of Promise is an engrossing story of love and adventure on the Wyoming frontier that is sure to capture your heart! Get ready for a charming tale of life on an Army post woven into an engaging, fast-paced, heartwarming read!"--Kathleen Morgan, author, A Heart Divided and A Love Forbidden

Though she had planned to spend the summer in Vermont, Abigail Harding cannot dismiss her concerns over her older sister. Charlotte's letters have been uncharacteristically melancholy, and her claims that nothing is wrong ring false, so Abigail heads west to Fort Laramie, Wyoming. When her stagecoach is attacked, Wyoming promises to be anything but boring. Luckily, the heroics of another passenger, Lieutenant Ethan Bowles, save the day.

Abigail plans to marry when she returns to Vermont, just as soon as she attends to her sister. As the summer passes, she finds herself drawn to this rugged land and to a certain soldier determined to persuade her to stay. When summer ends, will she go back East, or will she find her heart's true home?


Amanda Cabot is a popular speaker and the author of Paper Roses, Scattered Petals, and Tomorrow's Garden as well as a number of novels under various pen names. She's an avid traveler who finds inspiration for new stories in her travels and enjoys sharing new parts of the country with her readers. A former Easterner, she now lives in Wyoming.


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"Summer of Promise is an engrossing story of love and adventure on the Wyoming frontier that is sure to capture your heart! Get ready for a charming tale of life on an Army post woven into an engaging, fast-paced, heartwarming read!"--Kathleen Morgan, author, A Heart Divided and A Love Forbidden

Though she had planned to spend the summer in Vermont, Abigail Harding cannot dismiss her concerns over her older sister. Charlotte's letters have been uncharacteristically melancholy, and her claims that nothing is wrong ring false, so Abigail heads west to Fort Laramie, Wyoming. When her stagecoach is attacked, Wyoming promises to be anything but boring. Luckily, the heroics of another passenger, Lieutenant Ethan Bowles, save the day.

Abigail plans to marry when she returns to Vermont, just as soon as she attends to her sister. As the summer passes, she finds herself drawn to this rugged land and to a certain soldier determined to persuade her to stay. When summer ends, will she go back East, or will she find her heart's true home?


Amanda Cabot is a popular speaker and the author of Paper Roses, Scattered Petals, and Tomorrow's Garden as well as a number of novels under various pen names. She's an avid traveler who finds inspiration for new stories in her travels and enjoys sharing new parts of the country with her readers. A former Easterner, she now lives in Wyoming.

About the Author

Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, Scattered Petals, and Tomorrow's Garden, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the cofounder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler. She lives in Wyoming.

Product Details

  • File Size: 839 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0800734599
  • Publisher: Revell; Original edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005PQUXAG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,115 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bibliophile Support Group Review February 3, 2012
Format:Paperback
Summer of Promise is an inspirational historical romance by Amanda Cabot.

It's June 1885 and Abigail Harding is concerned about her sister, Charlotte. Charlotte's letters have grown increasingly downhearted and Abigail is sure there's something wrong - though Charlotte never mentions anything. Not that she would.

Since Abigail has the summer off from the girl's school she teaches at in her beloved Vermont, she decides to travel to Fort Laramie, Wyoming where her sister lives with her enlisted husband to spend some time with her and get to the bottom of whatever's going on.

On the monotonous travel by stagecoach to the fort, their stagecoach is attacked by armed robbers - which is how Abigail meets Lieutenant Ethan Bowles, a fellow passenger. He quite easily diffuses the situation with a well-placed bullet and back to traveling they go.

Despite being rattled by the incident, Abigail is even more disturbed when she reaches her sister and finds her thinner and in ill health. She knows she made the right decision visiting.

Yet Abigail knows she won't stay forever - Vermont is her home, and she plans to marry a fellow teacher when she returns - though nothing has been set in stone yet. But as the summer continues she begins to see the beauty of Wyoming, with the help of Lieutenant Bowles who quickly becomes a good friend.

She begins to wonder... will she return to Vermont? Or is her heart finding a home elsewhere?

That might sound a tad cheesy, but stay with me here. :)

Summer of Promise is actually a very good novel - especially for an inspirational historical romance fan.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great beginning to a new series! February 4, 2012
Format:Paperback
Well I want to begin with good news and bad news. The good news is that I loved, loved, loved this book and the bad news is I have to wait over a year for book 2 in the series. This is Amanda Cabot's newest book and is the beginning of the Westward Winds series. Every since I finished reading her first series, Texas Dreams I was ready to read more from her, this book did not disappoint at all and I am so blessed to have stumbled across this great author. Summer of Promise was so much fun to read it was full of twists, suspense, romance and adventure. This book kept me turning the pages and when I thought I had found a place to stop something exciting would happen. I loved Abigail the way she grew to love Wyoming, not just the people but the land. If I was in her shoes I think I would have responded the same way. Abigail is a kind and loving person that truly put others first in her life and also kept the story alive. This is a book you just have to read, it is that good. I give this book a solid 5 stars and know that it will have a place on bookshelf for years to come. Great job Amanda Cabot!!!!

*I received this book from Revell for the purpose of this review.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another romance with no romance October 31, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I started this book with high hopes. The writing was good, the characters were interesting, and the storyline held promise, but then it just got...long. Some Romances suffer from not enough other story to go along with the relationship story. That was certainly not the problem here. If anything there are too many storylines, some of which never resolve, and while there is certainly a lot of inner dialogue about the attraction blossoming between Ethan and Abigail, Cabot drags their story out to nearly the very last page to declare their love for each other, and then doesn't even give us a kiss. When I reached the end (and had stayed up late to do it), I said, "That's it? You've got to be kidding me!" So unsatisfying and abrupt.

This book also suffered from a few things that really get under my skin:
1) dreams that are somehow real historical revelations
2) that "feeling" that someone you care about is in terrible danger
3) a sure knowledge that someone has died because they "just knew."
4) unrealistic villains--motivations to kill a friend and officer in the army completely jump the shark
5) A villainous plan that is totally ridiculous and would implicate the villain as the instigator of the crime to any thinking person.

All in all, a very slow moving book with very little payoff.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Setting...Love Fort Laramie January 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I purchased this book at Fort Laramie National Historic Site, where Ms. Cabot was autographing copies of the book. I was so excited to read it, and it took me almost two years (I purchased it when my twins were one...).

First off, I have to say it is obvious Ms. Cabot is truly familiar with the landscape of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Fort Laramie. The descriptions were dot on, and I could truly visualize where exactly the stage was travelling from Cheyenne to Fort Laramie.

Second, she has done an AMAZING job of recreating Fort Laramie in this book. Having been to the Fort many many times, I could see the buildings that I have walked through and I could see the buildings that are partially standing (or long gone) in all their glory. I could see the 4th of July celebration in the parade grounds like I was actually standing there. VERY WELL DONE!

The characters were ok. The story line was ok. I've mentioned in several other reviews that the plot was the same in several books...this is another one that fit that criteria.

Great book though, and worth the read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars An Okay Read
This is one of a trilogy about three sisters. Each book is about one of the sisters and tells her story. Pretty tame reading. Nothing sexy, just a cozy read. Read more
Published 1 day ago by D. J. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Predictably good I enjoyed this book and love to read anything that ends on a positive note and has a good message
Published 7 days ago by Deedra
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun lightweight book!
Pretty good, easy read!
Published 17 days ago by Seren
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Loved it-looking forward to reading #2. The historical background was very enlightening.
Published 1 month ago by pengwen
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Loved this book! Thanks for sharing it! I love stories like this, what a great movie this book would make!
Published 1 month ago by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Different story line.
I couldn't put it down after I got started reading. Different story line that I enjoyed.
Published 1 month ago by Maxine
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this book
I am always glad for character development for the female and the love interest. Amanda Cabot is good at this in every book of hers In which
I have read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Myrtle Skagnasty
5.0 out of 5 stars Books in trilogy
I love these kinds workbooks great story and plot with an awesome ending. this book kept my attention with every page. please write and share more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great, clean, historical romance
I enjoyed this book very much. The characters were interesting and likable. This book had no problem keeping me interested and I will look forward to reading the rest of this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rosanna Lopez
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the story line
I love the story line along with a little suspense. The only thing I didn't like was she used some of the same names for characters first and last name. Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Cole
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More About the Author

With both parents avid readers, it's no surprise that Amanda Cabot learned to read at an early age. From there it was only a small step to deciding to become a writer. Of course, deciding and becoming are two different things, as she soon discovered. Fortunately for the world, her first attempts at fiction, which included a play for her fifth grade class entitled "All About Thermometers," were not published, but she did meet her goal of selling a novel by her thirtieth birthday. Since then she's sold more than thirty novels under a variety of pseudonyms. When she's not writing, Amanda enjoys sewing, cooking and - of course - reading.

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