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Friday, April 10, 2020

Book Review: Out of Embers by Amanda Cabot #RevellReads

Out of the Embers (Mesquite Springs, #1)

About the Book

Ten years after her parents were killed, Evelyn Radcliffe is once more homeless. The orphanage that was her refuge and later her workplace has burned to the ground, and only she and a young orphan girl have escaped. Convinced this must be related to her parents' murders, Evelyn flees with the girl to Mesquite Springs in the Texas Hill Country and finds refuge in the home of Wyatt Clark, a talented horse rancher whose plans don't include a family of his own.

At first, Evelyn is a distraction. But when it becomes clear that trouble has followed her to Mesquite Springs, she becomes a full-blown disruption. Can Wyatt keep her safe from the man who wants her dead? And will his own plans become collateral damage?

Suspenseful and sweetly romantic, Out of the Embers is the first in a new series that invites you to the Texas Hill Country in the 1850s, when the West was wild, the men were noble, and the women were strong.

About the Author: 
Amanda Cabot

With both parents avid readers, it's no surprise that Amanda Cabot learned to read at an early age. From there it was only a small step to deciding to become a writer. Of course, deciding and becoming are two different things, as she soon discovered. Fortunately for the world, her first attempts at fiction were not published, but she did meet her goal of selling a novel by her thirtieth birthday. Since then she’s sold more than thirty-five novels. When she’s not writing, Amanda enjoys sewing, cooking and – of course – reading. 

My Thoughts

This is the first book in a new series by the author. I love the time period that Ms. Cabot has written about. It is not one that I get to read often. This book is set in Texas in the 1850's. The main characters, Evelyn, Polly and Wyatt are well written, and you can see that they are fast friends. The characters are real feeling, flawed, have hopes, dreams and are fearful. Evelyn is afraid of the "watcher" who she feels is watching her from a distance. Can they be the same person that burned down the orphanage? There is mystery in this book that I tried to solve - but was thrown through twists and turns. I cannot wait until the next book!

Well written, flowing storyline, and original 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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