Scattered Petals is a beautifully written story set in Texas hill country just before the Civil War. Priscilla’s quest for adventure results in devastating tragedy. Overcome with guilt and grief and troubled by nightmares, she attempts to resume her life in the home of her dead sister’s husband and his fiance. When faced with yet another unwelcome surprise, Priscilla is rescued by ranch foreman Zach who has unresolved issues of his own.

Scattered Petals is a realistic view of the harsh realities of frontier life during the mid-1800’s and vividly portrays both the good and bad sides of human nature. A tender love story, the importance of forgiveness  towards both others and oneself is stressed.

I thoroughly enjoyed Scattered Petals and look forward to reading other books by Amanda Cabot. The next installment of this series will surely be on my to read list.

Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


In Scattered Petals, author Amanda Cabot offers readers the second book in her beloved Texas Dreams series.

Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston and heads for Texas, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks will leave her badly injured and her parents dead. Priscilla is determined to rebuild her life and make a home for herself in the beautiful Hill Country. But the bandits who took her parents’ lives also destroyed her hope for the future.

Ranch foreman Zachary Webster knows what the future holds for him, and it’s not a woman like Priscilla. She deserves a cultured East Coast gentleman, not a cowboy who’s haunted by memories of his mistakes. The best thing he can do is leave her alone.

When necessity draws them together, Priscilla and Zach begin to forge a life that, like the scattered petals of her childhood, is filled with promise. But then the past intrudes, threatening their very existence.


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.

“Crafting characters rich with emotion, Amanda Cabot pens a compelling story of devastation and loss, of healing and second chances. But most of all, of transcending faith.”–Tamera Alexander, bestselling author, From a Distance

Scattered Petals is an exceptional book! Insight into situations that sometimes appear unfathomable, the healing power of God’s love, and the consolation he provides so magnificently are written with heartfelt emotion that brings the characters’ romantic love to life. Do not miss Scattered Petals. Reading it is an experience that fills the heart with joy.”–Elaine Barbieri, New York Times bestselling author