Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Review: Dreams Rekindled by Amanda Cabot



He's bound and determined to find peace . . . but she's about to stir things up

Dorothy Clark dreams of writing something that will challenge people as much as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin seems to have. But in 1850s Mesquite Springs, there are few opportunities for writers--until newspaperman Brandon Holloway arrives, that is.

Brandon Holloway has seen firsthand the disastrous effects of challenging others. He 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.

My Thoughts:

Dorothy Clark has dreams, dreams that seem so far out of reach she fears they may be impossible. However, in one day two men move to the town of Mesquite Springs and there are going to be some changes.

Brandon has come to town to open a newspaper. He is thankful for this fresh new start especially since he is trying to escape the memories of his last hometown. And when he meats Dorothy, the town is all the more intriguing. Little does he know that her dream is to be a writer. Her inspiration is Harriet Beecher Stowe. Unfortunately, that churns up a lot of bad memories for Brandon.

On the day that Brandon comes into town another man by the name of Phil, a gifted illustrator, also comes. His purposes are much more nefarious. Phil has also taken an instant dislike to Brandon, and he intends on finding out his secrets. All the while, I am asking what is Phil's secrets too.

Dorothy also had some secret fears and the author tackled a very important topic within this story. I call it depression and I really liked the heartfelt answers Dorothy gets when she seeks answers.

This was an enjoyable read of dreams being rekindled, as the title suggests, danger, mystery, true love, and a few unanswered questions left for the next book. I really liked how the author weaved her tale and brought everything together in a very exciting conclusion.

I was provided a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of Out of the Embers, as well as the Cimarron Creek Trilogy and the Texas Crossroads, Texas Dreams, and Westward Winds series. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards, the HOLT Medallion, and the Booksellers' Best. She lives in Wyoming. Learn more at

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