Readers of the Mesquite Springs Series by Amanda Cabot will be excited to return to Mesquite Springs in book two of the series, Dreams Rekindled. This story takes place not long after the previous one ends. Although it could be read as a standalone novel, the first book sets the scene for many of the characters.
This book is a quick read with many diverse characters. Cabot manages to draw you into their emotions and challenges almost instantly. The most interesting thing about this book is the way the characters develop and ultimately how the story ends…don’t worry; there is still another book to finish the stories of those that are left without endings.
The emotional challenges faced by the residents of Mesquite Springs touch on many different feelings. This trip to Texas brings readers to this quiet little town and leaves readers with an unsettling realization of how easy it is to depart from one’s convictions when confronted by heightened emotions.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Revell
Violence/Gore: Character recalls a time when someone wanted to kill a child; a character reflects on a time when a mob attacked and destroyed his property; a person recalls the death of his sister; several characters point guns at others, in some instances they are fired and some include fatalities; a character is injured and blood is mentioned.
Sex/Nudity: A character is implied to be a prostitute; non-married characters kiss and embrace.
Mature Subject Matter:
Murder of immediate family members, deceit.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Characters do not directly consume alcohol, but a saloon is mentioned.