Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Heart's Obsession by Colleen Coble

For all of you who enjoy reading books by Colleen Coble you must pick up copies of her books in the Journey of the Heart series. The first book, A Heart's Disguise (read my review here) was released in March and was an excellent book. Please keep in mind that this is a continuity series which means that book two, A Heart's Obsession, picks up where the first left off and so on. There will be a total of six books in the series and they were originally published as two books, Where Leads the Heart and Plains of Promise. Both books have been out of print for almost ten years.

A Heart's Obsession picks up where the first book left off. Lieutenant Rand Campbell says goodbye to his family and Sarah and moves on to his next post at Fort Laramie in Wyoming. In the last book, he asked Sarah to go with him but with her father near death she tells him she can't. So Rand leaves and shortly after arriving at Fort Laramie he, along with some other troops, is sent to escort Major DuBois, his wife and daughter to the fort. When he meets Jessica DuBois he feels something about her reminds him of Sarah.

Back in Wabash, Sarah's father passes away. A few days after the funeral her best friend Amelia marries Rand's brother Jacob and they are due to set out for Fort Laramie as Jacob has also been assigned there. Sarah asks if she and Joel can join them on their journey so she can reunite with Rand. However, Sarah's brother Wade is convinced that he is responsible for her and therefore tells her she is to marry Ben Croftner. When she tells him "no" he locks her in her room. The next day she convinces her brother that she now sees things his way but once he leaves, she and her younger brother Joel sneak out and go over to Jacob and Amelia's and soon find themselves on a rough journey traveling across five states in order to reach Wyoming. 

When they finally arrive Sarah can hardly wait to find Rand. But when she finally sees him he is with Jessica who she soon learns is engaged to Rand. While Sarah's heart is breaking she decides Rand's happiness is more important than anything. Not really knowing what she should do, she begins teaching the area Sioux children how to read and speak English. 

I could go on and on but then it would spoil the entire book for you. Just know that Ben Croftner hasn't given up and Jessica hasn't begun. I can't say anymore at this time.

I really enjoyed this book and can hardly wait to read book three, A Heart's Danger, which is due out in May. I would highly recommend picking up all the books in this series if you are a Colleen Coble fan or if you are a fan of historical fiction.

I only have one minor issue that I found with the series so far, in book one, the first page states it is October 1865 and in book two it states it is September 22, 1865. A minor detail to say the least. 

On a 5-Star scale - 5 Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank Litfuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson for my copy of A Heart's Obsession which I received for free in order to read and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

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