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May 10, 2017

My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains

My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmela's Quandary by [Davis, Susan Page]

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Carmela's Quandary
Susan Page Davis 
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?

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Susan Page DavisBiography

Susan Page Davis writes romantic suspense, historical romance, and mystery. She is a Maine native now living in Kentucky, and a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and KenTen Writers. Her books have won several awards including the Carol Award for her novel The Prisoners Wife; the Inspirational Readers' Choice Award for The Prisoner's Wife and The Lumberjack's Lady (Maine Brides series); and the Will Rogers Medallion Award for her novels Captive Trail (Texas Trails series, 2012) and The Outlaw Takes a Bride (2016). Visit her website at 
One look at the cover and you're in love.   Those mountains, why are they called the Superstition Mountains?   The pace is fairly fast and the plot has many parts to the web that is woven within, suspense and loss.   At the tender age of twelve, Carmela's parents died while traveling west.   Carmela is left in the care of her Uncle Silas.   Silas makes young Carmela tell stories, all lies, about how she had been a captive of Indians.  She is forced to perform in front of people to make Silas money.  But as Carmela gets older, she realizes this isn't what she wants. She's tired of the lies and her uncle.  Then something happens that may just be in Carmela's favor.  While on a stagecoach, which Marshall Freeland McKay is transporting a prisoner, it is robbed. Silas and Carmela are on this stage also.  Silas is taken hostage by the robbers and Carmela ends up, well, let's say, attached to a hunk of a deputy.  The author gives the reader, suspense, great character description, scenery description and what we all love, romance.  Will Carmela be able to make a fresh start without her uncle?  Or will he come back into her life?   What about Carmela and the marshal?  My only dislike about the book was Carmela and the marshal were apart from each other in a good portion of the book.   I wanted more of them being together.   It was a western romance with that danger suspense, Indians, robbers and so much more, that pulled it all together.  You couldn't  help but feel for Carmela and all she had to go through.  You keep hoping that the handsome hunk of a deputy and Carmela will end up together and stay together, not come and go.  Mixed in the book throughout is a little talk about God, some praying, but not a pushy religious book.   So if you like clean, historical romance books, grab a copy and venture into the Superstition Mountains with Camela, her uncle and that handsome hunk deputy.   
I received a copy of this book from the author and Barbour Books and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 4 STARS. 


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