About the Book
When a spurned suitor threatens her, heiress Alexandra Tarkington flees New York for Mesquite Springs in the Texas Hill Country, where her father is building a hotel. But the happy reunion she envisions is not to be as her father insists she return to New York. Instead, Alexandra carves out a niche for herself in town, teaching schoolchildren to paint and enjoying the company of Gabe Seymour, a delightful man she met on the stagecoach.
But all is not as it seems. Two men, each with his own agenda, have followed her to Mesquite Springs. And Gabe is an investigator, searching for proof that her father is a swindler. When a series of apparent accidents threaten her life, Alexandra and Gabe will have to work together to discover the truth. And perhaps along the way they will discover that the sparks of attraction they’ve felt from the beginning are more than sparks–they’re love.
Bestselling author Amanda Cabot invites you back to 1850s Texas for this exciting and heartwarming tale of treachery, love, and learning to trust.
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
The Spark of Love by Amanda Cabot is the third and final book in the Mesquite Springs series, and this little town is growing.
Both Alexandra and Gabe are new to town. She’s there to find her father. He’s there to investigate the same man. From the moment the two meet, a connection forms. This stagecoach scene is one of the best in the book for entertainment and introducing us to Gabe.
It was fun to catch up with the others we’ve met in previous books and see Mesquite Springs through these two newcomers’ eyes.
While the story is predictable as far as the flow of the romance, where the secrets come out, and even the villains—yes, there are multiple—it was an enjoyable read. Sometimes a lighter, more predictable, palate cleanser read is just what you want, and that’s why Cabot is an author I come back to again and again.
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