Feeling that her dreams of happily ever after have been stolen, Cimarron Creek’s schoolteacher resigns herself to a life without love . . . until a rancher with a secret past comes to town.
A Borrowed Dream takes us back to the town of Cimarron Creek and this time we get to watch Catherine Whitfield fall in love. Catherine is determined not to be second choice especially after the man she thought she loved and loved her tried to woo newcomer Lydia from the previous book. Dealing with the loneliness after her mother’s death at what she believes to be the town doctor’s ineptness and old views, Lydia takes her teaching position much more seriously.
Enter Austin Goddard and he is running. He is a widower with a young daughter whom he is trying to protect from a very evil man. He has come to Texas to be a rancher, even though he was a very successful plastic surgeon. All of this, he keeps hidden so that he and his daughter may live in relative safety.
I liked watching these two fall in love with each other. I was glad that Catherine was getting someone who truly loved her. Catherine is a very special woman; she had some interesting dreams that added mysteriousness to the story. There is also the mystery thread that continues from the first book, along with the danger that is stalking Austin and his daughter and all those he cares about. I liked how both Catherine and Austen cared about a boy named Seth, and tried to protect him from the abuse of his father. Catherine’s abhorrence to the doctor was understandable, but I cringed many times when she played doctor herself. I was glad Austen stepped in to make sure she did no real damage. I look forward to more in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.