Out of the Embers is book one in the Mesquite Springs series by Amanda Cabot. This story takes place in 1855. Evelyn Radcliffe has been living in an orphanage since her parents were killed ten years earlier. She is often sent to pick up supplies the orphanage needs, and when doing so, she feels someone is watching her. This particular time, she take a young girl, Polly, along. On their way back their horse has problems and she needs to go back to get help. While they are gone, the orphanage is burned down.
Evelyn and Polly to Texas Hill Country. During a rain storm they meet up with Wyatt Clark who invites them to come to his family’s horse farm. Wyatt has been keeping the family’s horse farm going since his father’s death. He is trying to make enough money to provide for his mother and sister so he can leave the farm to start a new life for himself.
Evelyn and Polly stay with the Clarks until she works out a deal to open a restaurant.
This is a wonderful book to get lost in. The writing is so clear, it is easy to imagine the following the girls on their travels. The relationship between Evelyn and the Polly is very special. This is a good clean story. The story has suspense and intrigue with a little romance.
I received a copy of this book from the Revell Book Blogging Program. This is my honest review.
Series: Mesquite Spring (book 1)
You can learn more about the author and other books she has written at: www.amandacabot.com
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