After the Shadows
series: Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing
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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 handsome new schoolteacher, Craig Ferguson, 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, despite her fears of men. The widowed schoolmaster proves to be a devoted father, an innovative teacher, and an unexpected ally. As they work to uncover the truth, they just may find the key to unlock a future neither could have imagined.
"If you love stories with interesting historical backgrounds, convincing characters, and compelling plots, Amanda Cabot's After the Shadows is a book you won't want to miss."--Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of When the Meadow Blooms
"If you love stories with interesting historical backgrounds, convincing characters, and compelling plots, Amanda Cabot's After the Shadows is a book you won't want to miss. From the first page when you ride into Sweetwater Crossing with Cabot's characters, you will happily flip pages to follow along their story road in the Texas Hill Country to the satisfying final scene."
Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of When the Meadow Blooms
"Cabot is becoming a must-buy. Her realistic portrayal of characters often on the margins of history really shine in this new historical series."
Library Journal, starred review
"Cabot skillfully links diverse plotlines in a tightly woven narrative, putting forth an uplifting message about the value of all human life that's moving without detracting from the plot's suspense. Readers will eagerly await the series' next installment."
"This great historical romance with a mystery turns into so much more! Amanda Cabot never disappoints."
Interviews & Reviews
"A captivating historical romance. There is plenty of drama and excitement, but ultimately the hopeful message displays the courage it takes to overcome grief and love again."
The Historical Novel Society