Dreams Rekindled

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About the Book:

NdgBWYtwTitle: Dreams Rekindled 
Author: Amanda Cabot
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/ Romance/ Stand-Alone
Publisher: Revell
Date of Publication: March 2, 2021
Synopsis: 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. 

Purchase: Baker Books (Revell) | Amazon | BN | Christianbook.com


My Thoughts

Dreams Rekindled… What comes to mind when you read those words?

For me it brought to mind dreams that had been pushed aside for duty or life getting in the way. Amanda Cabot used it to bring Dreams Rekindled to life in Dororthy and Brandon and their small West Texas town of Mesquite Springs. Both of whom needed a second opportunity in life to achieve their dreams. I loved the depth to Amanda Cabot’s characters, their strengths, weaknesses, and trials were all real and ones that you or I could experience in any given day. There were no flighty or fluff characters in this book, rather ones with depth and meaning to them. I thoroughly enjoyed the shy romance between Dorothy and Brandon, and I loved how there was just the right amount of fighting attraction woven into their story. Another interesting addition to the story was that of the villain a Philemon Blakeslee, I actually really enjoyed getting to see his point of view and it helped me better understand why he acted the way he did.

The overall themes of forgiveness for the past, overcoming your shadows, and giving second chances created a wonderful storyline that gave credence to the saying “It is never too late to forgive, or be forgiven.” All the characters displayed different aspects of the overarching theme and I enjoyed their growth through the book.

I really enjoyed Amanda Cabot’s attention to the historical detail and her vivid locational renditions that helped me see the town as she envisioned; there was even a map included on the front page of the book! I thought it was a nice touch, and I was able to follow along with the characters as they turned down different streets I could SEE where they were going! Such a neat touch to this book.

I really enjoyed this second book in Amanda Cabot’s Mesquite Springs series, and I give it 5 out of 5 stars. Now… When does the next book come out?

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.

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vsCii6gwAmanda 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 www.amandacabot.com

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