Dreams Rekindled ~ Review

Dreams Rekindled
Mesquite Springs#2
By Amanda Cabot

This is the second book in the Mesquite Springs series and the story picks up shortly after the conclusion of book one Out of the Embers. Now if you haven't yet had a chance to read the first book don't despair you can still fully enjoy this book with no trouble following the story. 

Dorothy Clark wants to make a difference in the world. She wants to write and use her words to challenge people and cause them to consider how they might make the world around them a better place. But opportunities to do so are close to non-existent in Mesquite Springs, Texas. At least they were before Brandon Holloway came to town looking for a fresh start.

Brandon Holloway left his home behind after the disaster that destroyed his life he is determined to never repeat the mistakes of the past. After reading an advertisement touting the qualities of Mesquite Springs he feels he has found the perfect location to relaunch his newspaper.  And his paper is just going to report the news - no editorials, no controversies, nothing divisive.  When Dorothy Clark offers him some suggestions to garner interest in the paper he is more than happy to accept her help. And her help is more than he would have ever expected.

But soon someone begins targeting the paper. Why and who just can't be answered. And as things escalate it soon becomes apparent that not only is someone targeting the newspaper they seem determined to tear apart Mesquite Springs to do it.

Set in 1856/1857 this is an enjoyable read as one is introduced to Dorothy Clark on a more personal level than in the previous book of the series. One gets to know the fears and dreams that drive the characters. If only one's own life could be so easily understood. But understanding doesn't mean that change comes easily. This is an excellent read and would lend itself well to a book club setting as there is much that could be discussed. I highly recommend this book and would suggest it to any fan of Historical Romance.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

About the Book:
Though she hopes for a quiet, uncomplicated life for herself, Dorothy Clark wants nothing more than to stir others up. Specifically, she dreams of writing something that will challenge people as much as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin seems to have. But in 1850's Mesquite Springs, there are few opportunities for writers--until newspaperman Brandon Holloway arrives, that is.

Brandon Holloway has seen the disastrous effects of challenging others and has no intention of repeating that mistake. Instead of following his dreams, he's committed to making a new--and completely uncontroversial--start in the Hill Country.

As Dorothy's involvement in the fledgling newspaper grows from convenient to essential, the same change seems to be happening in Brandon's heart. But before romance can bloom, Dorothy and Brandon must work together to discover who's determined to divide the town and destroy Brandon's livelihood.

With this second novel in the Mesquite Springs series, bestselling author Amanda Cabot invites you to discover the healing power of truth.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Dreams Rekindled. I'm delighted that you enjoyed it enough to highly recommend it.


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