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  1. Live2Teach
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great historical fiction!
    June 12, 2020
    Live2Teach
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for #1: Out of the Embers.
    I was hooked on this book from the first page! Ms. Cabot does an amazing job of pulling the reader into a murder mystery that goes unsolved throughout the book.

    As we follow the characters, mayhem and love take over. Eventually, the mystery is solved and there is a HEA.

    I recommend this story for those looking for an adventurous Christian, historical fiction read.
  2. MaryAnn
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    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Powerful tale with mystery too
    May 16, 2020
    MaryAnn
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    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for #1: Out of the Embers.
    Can two orphans escape their troubled pasts and find a fulfilling life in safety--Evelyn's parents died ten years earlier, then she moved to the orphanage. A month ago, a new young sister named Polly arrived, and the two have grown close. Another tragedy forces them to flee. What will their new lives hold in 1855 Texas! This historical suspense contains a compelling tale complete with intrigue and danger in addition to a sweet story thread and blossoming love. The author masterfully crafts her characters and slowly reveals clues to their pasts. I look forward to more in this new series. I received a copy from the author. All opinions are my own.
  3. jdp
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good book
    May 11, 2020
    jdp
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for #1: Out of the Embers.
    It was good!! A sweet historical romance.
  4. Conniet1982
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great start to a new series
    April 10, 2020
    Conniet1982
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for #1: Out of the Embers.
    This is the first book in a new series by the author. I love the time period that Ms. Cabot has written about. It is not one that I get to read often. This book is set in Texas in the 1850's. The main characters, Evelyn, Polly and Wyatt are well written, and you can see that they are fast friends. The characters are real feeling, flawed, have hopes, dreams and are fearful. Evelyn is afraid of the "watcher" who she feels is watching her from a distance. Can they be the same person that burned down the orphanage? There is mystery in this book that I tried to solve - but was thrown through twists and turns. I cannot wait until the next book!

    Well written, flowing storyline, and original

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.
  5. Stardust Fiddle
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Consuming Fire
    April 5, 2020
    Stardust Fiddle
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for #1: Out of the Embers.
    Beginning a new series always evokes a special joy, and as nice as it is when all of the books have been published and can be read back-to-back, there is a certain thrill that comes with following each book as it first releases. This feeling is augmented when the author is new, either to the writing world itself or to the individual reader. Such proved to be the case with Out of the Embers by Amanda Cabot, whose work I have hitherto not had the opportunity to read. What immediately appealed to me, even before knowing any details about the synopsis, was the cover. The young woman (Evelyn) stands with her head to the left, facing a light breeze and gazing into the distance with both hope and a degree of wariness. Below a title banner made of a wooden plank, a dirt road stretches on through fields of bluebonnets. As I read, the significance and aptness became clear.

    A captivating mixture of genres, Out of the Embers offers a tenderhearted, tragic, mysterious journey through the lives of Evelyn Radcliffe (later Radner when she changes her name) and Polly, the little girl she has vowed to keep safe. I did not read the plot summary prior to picking up this book, and this enhanced the reading experience for me because I did not expect the pivotal event at the beginning of the novel. Throughout the story, Cabot interjects a few chapters that interrupt the flow of the narrative; their significance does not become fully apparent until the final chapters, but they add to the aura of mystery. As for the romance, it is tender and gradual and does not overwhelm the other aspects of the story, which I appreciated, and the secondary characters are likewise well-developed. Dorothy and Isolde, in particular, blossomed in this book, and I am interested in seeing what the future has in store for Sam and especially for Caleb, the latter of whom seems to have faded into the background by the last third of the novel. I love Cabot's resolution of Evelyn's story, and I find it particularly fitting for Easter, although its significance never goes out of season.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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