16 March 2020

Out of the Embers | Book Review


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.

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: March 3, 2020


When the orphanage where Evelyn Radcliffe burns to the ground, she flees to Mesquite Springs for refuge. She focuses on moving forward and away from the tragedy of her past, but she proves too much of a novelty to live a quiet life. As the pasts of rancher Wyatt Clark and orphaned Polly add to the complications, danger heightens—and jeopardizes all Evelyn hopes to secure.

Amanda Cabot’s Out of the Embers is a heartwarming (with a dash of suspense) read. Texas Hill Country of the 1850s proves a fun place to visit within its pages, and as I read, I enjoyed getting to know Evelyn, Wyatt, and Polly as their story played out. Now, I am looking forward to the other stories this Mesquite Springs series will deliver.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review Out of the Embers. I'm glad you're looking forward to the next Mesquite Springs book.