Monday 20 February 2017

#bookreview ~ A New Beginning #histfic #Romance @KansasCrossroad

A New Beginning

(Kansas Crossroads Book 1)


Amelia C. Adams

Handsome young heir Adam Brody sees nothing but possibilities in the sprawling old building he's just purchased. With a little hard work, he will transform it into a hotel to meet the needs of those traveling by railroad. Aunt Caroline believes he's lost his mind, but she agrees to help him give it a try.

Left a widow with a small daughter, Elizabeth Caldwell must find work. When she sees an advertisement in the newspaper inquiring about cheerful young women to work in a hotel, she decides to apply. However, the hotel owner specifically requested single ladies, so she must hide her former marital status, and her child, if she wishes to get the job.

With cloudy pasts to overcome, both Adam and Elizabeth want to believe in a bright future. Will they find the strength they need in each other, or will their differences keep them apart?

What did I think of the book?

This book really got under my skin. The writing is flawless, elegant and just plain lovely. Ms Adam's captured my attention with the opening sentence and, from there on in, I was hooked.

Ms Adam’s has brought 19th Century Kansas back to life — she has done her research. I can honestly say that reading this book was like a symphony to the senses. I could feel the heat of the sun. See the dust on the road and almost taste Agatha’s cake (I so want the recipe). This book was all-consuming and completely enthralling.

A New Beginning is a classic love story and is a compelling page-turner. The romance between Adam and Elizabeth has been beautifully composed and very believable. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the romance unfold.

There are some interesting side characters in this book — I especially liked Aunt Caroline and Harriet. I was very pleased to discover that A New Beginning is Book 1 of a series. I can't wait to read the rest of the books.

This book has a big thumb’s up for me. But be warned, make sure you have a couple of hours spare before you pick this book up because you are so not going to want to put it down.

I Highly Recommend.

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About the author

Amelia C. Adams is a wife, a mother, and a novelist. She spends her days dreaming up stories and her nights writing them down. Her biggest hero is her husband, and you might just see bits and pieces of him as you read her novels.

She loves all things historical and enjoys learning about days gone by, but she's glad she was born more recently (she won't say how recently or not recently) because the Internet is awesome, and she's glad she doesn't have to wash her clothes by hand in a galvanized tub. She has hit Amazon bestseller status twice, once for A Clean Slate and once for A Clear Hope.

You can reach Amelia at or visit her at www.a

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