Out of the Embers

Reviewed by:

Jane Ahrens, Church Librarian


Out of the Embers


Amanda Cabot



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Print Book


331 pages


This is the first book in the Mesquite Springs series. After her parents were killed, Evelyn Radcliffe grew up in an orphanage. Ten years later, the orphanage burns down and Evelyn and a young orphan girl, Polly, alone escape. Believing she is the intended victim of the fire, she and Polly escape to Mesquite Springs and Evelyn establishes a new identity.

Wyatt Clark, a horse rancher, has no plans for a family of his own. As Evelyn becomes increasingly involved in his life, Wyatt realizes that trouble has followed her to Mesquite Springs. As danger grows closer, he works to keep Evelyn safe and find out who is behind the threat to her life and Polly’s

Set in the Texas Hill Country in the 1850’s, this historical work contains both romance and suspense. The story takes a number of twists and turns which keeps the reader engaged in the story.  


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Suggested Audience:

Older teens and adult readers 

Christian Impact:

Elements of faith are woven throughout this story of overcoming tragedy

Other Notes:

There is the first chapter of the second book of the series included at the end of the book. 

Out of the Embers (Mesquite Springs, #1)

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