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The Spark of Love #ourgoodlifebooklist

This book was provided for me by Revell Reads in exchange for a review.  All remarks are my own.

Book Synopsis:

When a spurned suitor threatens her, heiress Alexandra Tarkington flees New York for Mesquite Springs in the Texas Hill Country, where her father is building a hotel. But the happy reunion she envisions is not to be as her father insists she return to New York. Instead, Alexandra carves out a niche for herself in town, teaching schoolchildren to paint and enjoying the company of Gabe Seymour, a delightful man she met on the stagecoach.

But all is not as it seems. Two men, each with his own agenda, have followed her to Mesquite Springs. And Gabe is an investigator, searching for proof that her father is a swindler. When a series of apparent accidents threaten her life, Alexandra and Gabe will have to work together to discover the truth. And perhaps along the way they will discover that the sparks of attraction they've felt from the beginning are more than sparks--they're love.

Bestselling author Amanda Cabot invites you back to 1850s Texas for this exciting and heartwarming tale of treachery, love, and learning to trust.

My Take:

A wealthy heiress, Alexander Tarkington escapes New York City when she learns that her suitor has plans for her money but not for her.  She sets out to find her absentee father, but after her last experience, she doesn't know who she can really trust in her new home in Mesquite Springs, Texas. 

This is a well-written romance with a plot filled with twists and turns.  It held my interest from start to finish.  I particularly love the part where a private investigator is hired to investigate Alexandra's father, and the two of them find themselves attracted to one another.  The suspense is the delicious kind, the kind that makes you want to keep turning the pages.

This Christian-based book is a good read for the beach.  The book will keep you engaged enough that when you look up at that beautiful ocean view, you won't forget what just happened in the book!

About the Author:

With both parents avid readers, it's no surprise that Amanda Cabot learned to read at an early age. From there it was only a small step to deciding to become a writer. Of course, deciding and becoming are two different things, as she soon discovered. Fortunately for the world, her first attempts at fiction, which included a play for her fifth grade class entitled "All About Thermometers," were not published, but she did meet her goal of selling a novel by her thirtieth birthday. Since then she's sold more than forty novels. When she's not writing, Amanda enjoys sewing, cooking and - of course - reading.

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of Out of the Embers and Dreams Rekindled, 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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