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Mar 21, 2023

Well, guys! We’re still fighting the internet bug… so to speak, and this episode was supposed to be out over two weeks ago. In the meantime, Amanda Cabot’s After the Shadows has already released. Still, I can’t wait for you to hear what she has cooked up for the Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing series, so listen in and see!

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Why I Can’t Wait to Read the Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing Series!

Beloved Historical Romance author, Amanda Cabot has been encouraging Christian fiction readers for a long time, but it seems like every one of her series is even more intriguing than the last. And learning that this one has a tie-in to the Cimmaron Creek series made learning about this one even better!

As I said, I was pulled in by Louisa as I was reading the first couple of chapters, but as Amanda told about this schoolteacher and his little son, they kind of stole my heart, too!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to share about the preorder and all the goodies that go with this one, but, the good news is that book two is already up for preorder, so you can get After the Shadows and Against the Wind with free shipping from if you order both at the same time. They’ll offer you 30% off on After the Shadows and 40% off Against the Wind. Not to mention that free shipping thing. SQUEE! Sorry for the lack of links, I’ll come back and put them in but… alas and alack… no internet, so I have to be stingy with my hotspot and try not to get frostbitten sitting outside my son’s house at 3 a.m. to upload all this!  Sorry, Amanda!  Meanwhile, you can zip over to and search easily enough!

After the Shadows by Amanda Cabot

A brighter future awaits--if she can escape the shadows of the past.

Emily Leland sheds no tears when her abusive husband is killed in a bar fight, but what awaits her back home in Sweetwater Crossing is far from the welcome and comfort she expected. First she discovers her father has died under mysterious circumstances. Then the house where the new schoolteacher and his son are supposed to board burns, leaving them homeless. When Emily proposes turning the family home into a boardinghouse, her sister is so incensed that she leaves town.

Alone and broke, her family name sullied by controversy, Emily is determined to solve the mystery of her father's death--and to aid Craig Ferguson, despite her fears of men. The widowed schoolmaster proves to be a devoted father, an innovative teacher, and an unexpected ally. Together they must work to unmask a killer and escape the shadows of their own pasts in order to forge a brighter future.

Bestselling author Amanda Cabot transports you to 1880s Texas Hill Country for a brand-new series that will have you flipping pages to solve the mystery and get to the happily-ever-after you long for.

You can learn more about Amanda and her books on her WEBSITE.

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