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.
This sweet, easy to read historical romance is everything you’d expect from the genre — a bit of intrigue, some suspense, struggles from the time period, a slow sweet romance, and a devotion to and reverence for God. There were plenty of twists, romantic moments, and the absolutely necessary happily ever after.
If you enjoy books by authors like Mary Connealy and Lorna Seilstad, I think you’ll enjoy this first book in Amanda Cabot’s new series.
Rated PG for thematic elements.