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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Review: With Autumn's Return by Amanda Cabot

With Autumn's Return by Amanda Cabot
Westward Winds series: Book Three
Revell / 2014
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:
She's planning on instant success. She didn't plan on love.

When Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne to open her medical practice, she is confident that the future is as bright as the warm Wyoming sun. Certain she'll have a line of patients eager for her services, she soon discovers the town may not welcome a new physician--especially a lady doctor. Even Jason Nordling, the handsome young attorney next door, seems to disapprove of her chosen profession.

When a web of deceit among Cheyenne's wealthiest residents threatens to catch Elizabeth and Jason in its snare, they must risk working together to save one of Elizabeth's patients--even if it means falling in love.

My rating:
My thoughts:

After reading and loving the first two books in the Westward Winds series, I was looking forward to With Autumn's Return - the conclusion to the series. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy the book as much as I had hoped.

With Autumn's Return started off really good and I thought it was going to be another great read, but then little things in the story started to frustrate me and hampered my enjoyment of it.

For instance, some things in the story seemed to be repeated several times. I'm fine with something being repeated once or twice for clarification or as a reminder, but otherwise I don't like it. I also felt that the ending wasn't much of a surprise and was predictable, for the most part. Another thing that bothered me was how we weren't told what happened with a certain character in the end.

It may not sound like it from above, but there were things I liked about With Autumn's Return. I really liked Gwen's and Harrison's story. I also liked how Elizabeth cared more about helping her patients and people in general than other people's opinions and gossip. Something else I liked was how Abigail and Charlotte (Elizabeth's sisters) were in this book (although I do wish they would have been in the story a little more). The writing was also very good.

Overall, With Autumn's Return was not my favorite in the series. There were things I liked and things I didn't. If you enjoy historical fiction, you might really enjoy this book, even though it wasn't a favorite of mine. There seems to be a lot of people who loved it.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book. I appreciate your honesty and am sorry that the book wasn't your favorite.


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