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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Out of the Embers


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.

My thoughts: Two orphans in the Wild West left to make a place for themselves in a world that seems to be out to get them. When both Evelyn and Polly become homeless due to the orphanage they lived in burning to the ground in a sinister fashion, they set out to hide their tracks and make a life in the town of Mesquite Springs.
I liked the suspense of this story, as well as getting introduced to the town of Mesquite Springs. Readers will enjoy this historical fiction and eagerly anticipate the next story!
I received this book from Revell. This is my honest review.

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