Thursday, May 11, 2017

My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmela’s Quandary (My Heart Belongs) by Susan Page Davis

My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmela’s Quandary (My Heart Belongs) by Susan Page Davis

About:
Journey now to Tuscon, Arizona, and into the Superstition Mountains of 1866, where... 
 A Chance for Escape Takes Two Unlikely Allies on a Romantic Adventure Along a Desert Trail
 
Since orphaned at age twelve, Carmela Wade has lived a lie orchestrated by her uncle, pretending to be a survivor of an Indian kidnapping and profiting from telling her made-up story on the speaker circuit. But as she matures into adulthood, Carmela hates the lies and longs to be free. On a stagecoach in Arizona Territory, Carmela and her uncle are fellow passengers with US Marshal Freeland McKay and his handcuffed prisoner.

The stage is attacked. Now a chance to make a new life may suddenly be within Carmela’s reach. . .if she can survive the harsh terrain and being handcuffed to an unconscious man.
 
Will Carmela’s wish come true, or will she forever be branded by her past?


My Thoughts:
Get ready to go on a Western Adventure of a life-time! This book is fun, but don't get swept up in the current of romance as Carmela faces difficulties as child. This book is intriguing, entertain and will sure to have you flipping the pages. And, most of all, I think you will like Freeland. Although this book seems small, there is a lot packed into the pages and it is filled with great story content. I think you will love this Western and even historical book. I give this book 5/5 stars. This is my first read by Susan Page Davis. I was very impressed and cannot wait to read another book by her. Thank you to the publisher for providing me a complimentary copy. A favorable review was not required. 

About the Author:
My husband, Jim, and I moved to his birth state, Oregon, for a while after we were married, but decided to move back to Maine and be near my family. It allowed our six children to grow up feeling close to their cousins and grandparents, and some of Jim's family have even moved to Maine!

Our children are all home-schooled. When Jim retired from his vocation as an editor at a daily newspaper, we moved from Maine to Kentucky.

I've always loved reading, history, and horses. These things come together in several of my historical books. 
Another longtime hobby of mine is genealogy, which has led me down many fascinating paths. I'm proud to be a DAR member! Some of Jim's and my quirkier ancestors have inspired fictional characters. 

For many years I worked for the Central Maine Morning Sentinel as a freelancer. This experience was a great help in developing fictional characters and writing realistic scenes. I also published nonfiction articles in several magazines and had several short stories appear in Woman's World, Grit, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love these kind of books but haven't read any by this author. Thanks sarah. :) ~Opal

Maureen Timerman said...

Loved your review..now I want to read!