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.
In My Opinion
Amanda Cabot introduces a new book series with a page-turner of a series debut. Evelyn and Wyatt are characters I was immediately drawn to. Several of the residents of Mesquite Springs (including Wyatt’s mother and sister) are just as kind-hearted. Then there are some who aren’t quite as likable because of their ambition or greed.
And then there’s little Polly. A girl who has lost her family but really wants a daddy. And she’s set her sights on the perfect person.
Out of the Embers has a good dose of suspense (with quite a sinister tone) as well as sweet romance even though it is slightly predictable. Cabot keeps her readers entertained as Evelyn discovers a permanent home and Wyatt finds that home isn’t necessarily a place on a map.
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