Book Review: A Heart’s Home

28 Aug

51oiX+0-IPL._SX294_BO1,204,203,200_Emmie’s hope for a life with Isaac is overshadowed by a tragic loss at Fort Phil Kearny.

Isaac Liddle is keen to marry Emmie, and she knows she shouldn’t hide her pregnancy from him any longer. But before she can tell him her secret, a widower friend asks the impossible of Emmie: Will she honor her promise to his dead wife by marrying him to care for the orphaned baby?

With the Sioux Wars threatening outside the fort, Emmie’s solemn vow threatens her happiness from within. Will she honor a promise sure to break her heart—and Isaac’s? Or is there another way to find a home for her heart?

 

ccoble-110USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including Tidewater Inn, Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series.

 

 

My Impressions:

Colleen Coble’s Journey of The Heart series is a six book novella set that is a re-worked release from a 2-part series she published years ago. I signed up to review all 6 books, but I don’t think I would have continued with this series if I had not made that commitment. The last book, A Heart’s Home, wraps up the series, but feels rushed with missing pieces still uncovered. If you you are looking for a very light historical romance, you may like these books. If not, then I say just skip them. I know that sounds really harsh, but I had high hopes that never materialized. I was left very disappointed.

Emmie Croftner has finally found true love, and she and Isaac Liddle are making plans for a future. But the unthinkable happens and Emmie has to make a choice to follow her heart or to fulfill a promise. The domestic drama develops against the very real threats of attack by the Sioux Indians. Men are dying every day, and the peril grows.

Emmie Croftner’s story had a promising beginning in book 4, A Heart’s Betrayal. But the story became very predictable and formulaic. The characters are interesting, but don’t have enough development to capture the reader’s imagination. The setting and history is new and fresh, but seems to be just a prop for a romance that just didn’t have enough sizzle. The whole series could have been so much more. Other readers liked the book. Make sure to check out the reviews of A Heart’s Home on Amazon to decide for yourself — 60% give it a 5-star rating.

Audience: adults.

(Thanks to Thomas Nelson for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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