Amanda Speights - Author

Historical Western Romance

Saddle up for spicy tales of resilient women and bold adventures, inspired by the ​timeless allure of the Old West.

In 1872, life can change as unexpectedly as the prairie winds.

All her life, Livvie McLain has dreamed of the kind of love she ​read about in her grandparents’ letters written to each other while ​courting. Nevertheless, she believes her mother's prophecy—she ​wasn't born with that kind of fortune. When she falls for the ​ruggedly handsome and witty cowboy, Justus Bennett, Livvie finds ​herself in a dreadful predicament. She believes he must be too ​good to be true and she is unworthy.

Justus has spent the past six years consumed in the affairs of his ​inherited family ranch; the same ranch he once ran away from, ​vowing he would never return. Now, he's ready for a love to share ​his home and livelihood with, but his prospects of finding her are ​slim to none. When Olivia Palmer, a.k.a. Livvie McLain, tumbles ​into his life, he knows he's found the one with whom he wants to ​spend his life.

However, Livvie’s own web of secrets, including the man Livvie ​dared to escape, is threatening to destroy their chance at a future ​together.

About the Author

Historical Western Romance author, Amanda Speights, weaves spicy ​tales of resilient women and bold adventures from her home at the foot ​of America’s Mountain where she lives with her husband and daughter. ​Her passion for storytelling shines through her work, honoring the Old ​West’s amorous spirit. Amanda invites her readers to saddle up and ​journey through love stories that are as enduring as the Rocky ​Mountains themselves. Her work is a tribute to the power of ​imagination and the timeless allure of the western romance genre.

Amanda’s debut novel, "Love's Arrival," is the first book in the Laurel ​Springs series, set in the Colorado Territory during the late 1800s. She ​loves engaging with her readers and offers a newsletter to keep fans ​informed about her latest releases and book news. Followers can also ​connect with her on Instagram, TikTok, or her Facebook author page.

Amanda divides her time between crafting her latest historical romance, ​homeschooling her daughter, and immersing herself in period fiction ​that spotlights formidable women.

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Reader Reviews for

Love's Arrival

You can tell a good book when you can picture everything vividly in your head as you read it. This was one of those books for me. I was transported to the 1800’s, into these character’s lives. Just enough detail but not at all dragging on. And it has it all- steamy scenes, controversial topics, action, thoughtful conversations, characters you love to love and love to hate. Great book!

~ Amazon Review

Love’s Arrival transports readers back in time for a swoony western romance. This book highlights the unfairness for women of the time, but offsets that with spicy, romantic scenes for a fun romp through 19th century Colorado territory.

~ Amazon Review

Love's Arrival will capture you from the ​start. I could not put this book down!

Taking place in the 1800's, there were ​no details overlooked by this author. ​Amanda takes you back in time, giving ​you a snapshot of sweet young Livvie's ​life before a pure serendipity of a ​romance evolves with a strikingly ​handsome and rugged cowboy.

Their trials along the way will keep ​you wanting more. Love, ​excitement, delight, sadness, anger, ​suspense... This author left no ​emotion unturned.

This is a must-read if you enjoy an ​amazingly well written, spicy, historical ​romance!

~Barnes & Noble Review

Love's Arrival draws the reader into a fully realized, authentic imagining of life in the Colorado Territory during the 1870s, a few years after the end of the Civil War. Livvie's journey to Colorado to escape her ill-intentioned brother-in-law kicks off a delightful western romance, rich with historic dialogue and details. Amanda Speights expertly balances realistic period dialogue, well-drawn descriptions, and the characters' inner thoughts for an exciting story with a satisfying ending. With their harrowing pasts, Livvie and Justus are well developed protagonists, and the reader can't help but root for their relationship to blossom and grow.

~Barnes & Noble Review

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