My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmela's Quandary
My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmela's Quandary  -     By: Susan Davis
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1683220072
ISBN-13: 9781683220077
Series: My Heart Belongs

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Journey now to Tuscon, Arizona, and into the Superstition Mountains of 1866, where...
 A Chance for Escape Takes Two Unlikely Allies on a Romantic Adventure Along a Desert Trail
 
Since orphaned at age twelve, Carmela Wade has lived a lie orchestrated by her uncle, pretending to be a survivor of an Indian kidnapping and profiting from telling her made-up story on the speaker circuit. But as she matures into adulthood, Carmela hates the lies and longs to be free. On a stagecoach in Arizona Territory, Carmela and her uncle are fellow passengers with US Marshal Freeland McKay and his handcuffed prisoner.

The stage is attacked. Now a chance to make a new life may suddenly be within Carmela’s reach. . .if she can survive the harsh terrain and being handcuffed to an unconscious man.
 
Will Carmela’s wish come true, or will she forever be branded by her past?

More from My Heart Belongs in Series...
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My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca's Plight by Susanne Dietze (May 2017)
My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude's Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels (July 2017)
My Heart Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley: Lily's Dilemma by Andrea Boeshaar (September 2017)

 

Author Bio

Susan Page Davis is the author of more than sixty Christian novels and novellas, which have sold more than 1.5 million copies. Her historical novels have won numerous awards, including the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, and the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest. She has also been a finalist in the More than Magic Contest and Willa Literary Awards. She lives in western Kentucky with her husband. She’s the mother of six and grandmother of ten. Visit her website at: www.susanpagedavis.com.
 

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  1. tumcsec
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    lots of action and strong reliance on God
    May 26, 2017
    tumcsec
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This was a different type western from any I've read before, but in a good way. I had recently read a book about the Superstition Mountains so this book caught my eye. I couldn't help but feel sorry for the main character, Carmela, and all she'd suffered in her young life. Losing her parents on a wagon train headed to California when she was twelve, being taken over by a devious uncle who only saw dollar signs in his niece and having ugly tattoos marked on her face by him to fool audiences into thinking she had been abducted by an Indian tribe and made a slave.

    All comes to an end when their stagecoach is robbed by outlaws and her uncle is shot and carried off in the stolen coach. She and a deputy are handcuffed together by a criminal that escaped and they are left to die in the desert.

    This novel includes Indian attacks, outlaw ambushes, fights for survival and abducted children. Lots of action among the pages. But a deep reliance on God through prayer and a strong moral obligation of truthfulness is standouts in the story. You'll be turning the pages into the night to find out what happens next, especially if you like early westerns.

    I received an ecopy of this book through Netgalley and was under no obligation to write a review.
  2. Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Light escape reading
    May 23, 2017
    Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains

    Carmela's Quandry

    By Susan Page Davis

    Carmela Wade has been forced to live a lie perpetrated by her Uncle Silas. And she knows no one can help her escape it. Though orphaned she has never been the Indian captive her uncle has promoted her as. Carmela's entertaining and sensationalized lies have lined her uncle's pockets.

    But when the stagecoach she and her uncle are traveling on is attacked, she finds herself in a completely unexpected situation. She's stranded in the middle of the Arizona Territory handcuffed to Deputy US Marshall Freeland McKay. Could this provide Carmela with the opportunity she has hoped for over the years? Or will she all too soon find herself again under her uncle's control?

    This is a mildly entertaining book about second chances and redemption. The setting is the Arizona Territory in the 1860's following the Civil War. I was expecting more with the Superstition Mountains as it was so prominent in the title, so I was a little disappointed that they were just mentioned a few times and not even approached. This book is classified as a romance - which is very slight (a plus in my opinion) but if you are expecting more courting you may be disappointed. If you are looking for a light read that will provide a few hours of reading escape you'll enjoy this book.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
  3. vics49548
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Wild West!
    May 23, 2017
    vics49548
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    A charming tale of love, honor, lies, and forgiveness, the author reminds us through Carmelas lifestyle changes that God always forgives when genuine repentance is offered, and we are to forgive also. With repentance comes blessing, and that was true in this story also.

    Perfect for lovers of historical fiction, western fiction, and light romance, Author Susan Page Davis paints a picture of the old west, the hardships the characters underwent, and the results of their decisions.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a positive review.
  4. RobbyeFaye
    Anniston, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting Story Premise
    May 23, 2017
    RobbyeFaye
    Anniston, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Carmela Wade has prayed for the day she could stop the lies she was forced to perpetrate by her Uncle Silas. Not only did he force her to tell lies, but he also forced her to give him all the money the two of them accrued because he said her father owed him money. Carmela's opportunity arrives when their stagecoach is robbed, and the robbers take it with her uncle inside.

    US Marshal Freeland McKay never dreamed he'd be the victim of a stagecoach robbery, and to add insult to injury, he's handcuffed to a woman. They have no water, horse or any way to survive except through tenacity and lots of walking.

    Susan Page Davis does a well-thought out job of showing the dilemma Carmela faces. She pulls you into the story and makes you feel the torment and agony Carmela faces after reaching adulthood.

    Carmela's story is one of courage in the face of extreme adversity, forgiving yourself and others and learning to trust the Lord.

    Susan Page Davis has written a unique and different type of historical novel. It is a story that readers of historical romance are sure to enjoy.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and was under no obligation to post a review.
  5. review for Barbour
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    my heart belongs in the superstition mountains
    May 22, 2017
    review for Barbour
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Inspirational, heartwarming, and a can't put down book. very good book
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