The Secrets of Emberwild

Revell. Oct. 2022. 320p. ISBN 9780800740238. pap. $16.99. CF
McGee (The Cedar Key) draws readers into the daily life of a Southern horse farm in 1905 as a mystery is uncovered. Nora Fenton’s dying father told her that everything about their Mississippi horse farm was built on a lie. Nora isn’t exactly sure what the lie is, and she’s kept busy dealing with her mother’s grief and her uncle’s machinations regarding the future of the horses. When cowboy Silas shows up at Emberwild horse farm looking for answers about his own father’s death, the two put aside their differences to solve the mysteries surrounding the horses. Despite the conventions of her time, Nora is determined to be her own woman and train the horses the way she thinks it should be done.
VERDICT This is a great pick for readers who like historical fiction and cozy mysteries with a strong female lead. Hand to fans of Carrie Turansky and Laura Frantz.
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