May 6, 2015

A Heart's Obsession


“Time stretched out in front of her, a lifetime spent without the man she’d loved since she was a girl..” ~ A Heart’s Obsession

A Heart’s Obsession, by Colleen Coble, is book two of a six-part Journey of the Heart series. It’s an emotionally charged read and difficult to put down. With a theme of perseverance, and fighting for what you want, this story delivers.

The ‘mini’ stories concept is pretty cool. Each installment is easily read in a day, but the content doesn’t suffer. It overflows with action, adventure, and love. Each character is easy to friend, and difficult to part with. Even though this time period, 1866, is relatively new to me, I was quickly sucked into the series.

I didn’t start this series at the beginning. I started with book 3, and am working my way backward. Even though it’s unconventional (and totally unplanned to read it out of order) each installment is full and interesting on its own. I’ve grown to love Sarah and Rand, and can’t wait to delve further in their lives.

I love it when a story surprises you. You expect things to go left and they take a turn to the right. That’s what happens in A Heart’s Obsession. Not necessarily big shockers—but twists that keep you turning pages, investing yourself a little deeper into the story.

I’ve read other works by Colleen Coble and I've never been disappointed. From the settings to the character arcs, I love every aspect of her writings, and can’t wait to read the complete Journey of the Heart series.

4.5 Stars

Cover: Love it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 128
Pace: Fast
First lines: The town of Wabash, Indiana, bustled with activity as the horse’s hooves clopped along the plank street and up the hill. Rand Campbell reined in the mare pulling the family buckboard and stopped in front of the train depot.

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