Out of the Embers (Mesquite Springs Book #1)
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.
Out of the Embers brought out some unique circumstances that you never think can never happen to anyone yet they more than likely did. Circumstances beyond their control that can lead children to be in an orphanage in the 1800's.
The strength that Evelyn presented was so admirable. She cared for not only for herself after the tragedy but for Polly. Running from the unknown she was afraid at times and the threat was always in the back of her mind but with help she overcame.
I loved the how the author portrayed the child character. Like a true child she was loving, mischief, and helpful. Perfect!
This book was filled with a faith in God, suspense, tragedies, romance, and family. I loved the map of the town in the beginning of the book, nice touch and it was a great read.
I received this book from Revell. All opinions are my own.
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