Amanda Cabot delivers another enjoyable historical romance with Waiting for Spring, set in the days before Wyoming became a state.
Charlotte Harding Crowley and her blind infant, David, flee Laramie when her husband is murdered, and she opens a high-class clothing boutique for the ladies of Cheyenne. She hopes "The Baron," her husband's killer who thinks she knows where his treasure is hidden, won't be able to find her since she's using her maiden name, but she's still living in fear of gaining too much notice. One of her clients, Miriam, plans to be engaged to local politician Barrett Landry, who needs to make a good match if he's to run for senator of his soon-to-be state. He should marry Miriam, but he's drawn to Charlotte.
But the past has a way of coming back where it's least wanted. Barrett's plans crumble, and Charlotte may not be able to protect herself those she holds dear from danger. With God's help, can they triumph and find happiness together?
The identity of "The Baron" isn't difficult to figure out, but there still manages to be a bit of light suspense. I truly felt for Charlotte and her challenges. I also found Barrett likable.
Although this story is second in the Westward Winds series, it isn't necessary to have read the first novel, Summer of Promise. I hadn't read it, and I didn't feel at all lost.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review by the publisher, Revell. A positive review was neither promised nor required.