Dreams Rekindled is the second book in the Mesquite Springs series written by Amanda Cabot. This story does take over where the first book left off but the author does a very good job of giving background information for those who have not read the first book.
After the death of his father and destruction of his newspaper office, Brandon has moved to Mesquite Springs to start over.
Dorothy is taking care of her sister-in-law’s restaurant while she is on her honeymoon. Her dream is to be a writer. When she and Brandon become friends she is there to help him make a success of his newspaper.
This is a cute, inspirational story that focuses on faith, family, and friends. I enjoyed the humor written into the story as well with the addition of a stray dog that quickly becomes important to Dorothy. While this is a historical romance story, this story also has some suspense written into it with the dealings of another newcomer and his associates. This is a well written story with few main characters so it is easy to follow along with them all. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received through the Revell Reads Bloggers Program. This is my honest review.
About the Book
Though she hopes for a quiet, uncomplicated life for herself, Dorothy Clark wants nothing more than to stir others up. Specifically, she dreams of writing something that will challenge people as much as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin seems to have. But in 1850s Mesquite Springs, there are few opportunities for writers — until newspaperman Brandon Holloway arrives, that is.
Brandon Holloway has seen the disastrous effects of challenging others and has no intention of repeating that mistake. Instead of following his dreams, he’s committed to making a new — and completely uncontroversial — start in the Hill Country.
As Dorothy’s involvement in the fledgling newspaper grows from convenient to essential, the same change seems to be happening in Brandon’s heart. But before romance can bloom, Dorothy and Brandon must work together to discover who’s determined to divide the town and destroy Brandon’s livelihood.
With this second novel in the Mesquite Springs series, bestselling author Amanda Cabot invites you to discover the healing power of truth.
About the Author
Amanda Cabot is an author of over thirty five novels. She published her first novel aby the age of thirteen. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, and sewing. You can learn more about her and her books at http://amandacabot.com/index.htm.