July 3, 2015

A Heart's Promise

A Heart’s Promise, by Colleen Coble, is book five of six in the Journey of the Heart series. It takes place at Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming Territory, 1866.

All men were fickle at best and treacherous at worst. She’d be certain his interest wouldn’t survive her devastating news. ~ pg 2, A Heart’s Promise

This story begins where A Heart’s Betrayal left off—with Emmie Croftner pregnant and unmarried. Because her past is riddled with betrayal and pain, she swears off men and banishes thoughts of love from her mind. That’s not particularly easy when Isaac Liddle has his eye on her, and his slightest touch spreads warmth through her body. But, certainly he wouldn’t still be interested if he discovered her secret. Plus, there’s no use even entertaining the thought after making a promise to her friend.

I love A Heart’s Promise. It might just be my favorite of the Journey of the Heart series —though there’s still one more. (And it’s waiting for me on my Kindle!)

“I—I don’t want you to think I’m the sort of girl who dallies in the moonlight,” she gulped, her voice nearly inaudible. ~ pg 12, A Heart’s Promise

This ‘mini’ story series concept, (A full novel divided into six novellas) is so unique. Each installment is easily read in a day, but though the stories are short, they lack nothing in content. They’re filled with action, mystery, romance, adventure… The list goes on. The full cast of characters is easy to love (or not) and their flaws and choices made bring a sense of authenticity, making them sympathetic and believable and sympathetic. I was easily sucked into the series after the first book.

Even though it’s unconventional (and totally unplanned to read this series out of order) each installment has been full and interesting on its own. This one ends with the slightest bit of a tease, but it’s not such a cliffhanger that it leaves you unsatisfied when you close the book.

I’ve read several other works by Colleen Coble and I’ve never been disappointed. From the settings to the character arcs, I love every aspect of her writing, and can’t wait to begin the final installment in the Journey of the Heart series.

—I’m off to read A Heart’s Home, my favorite title in this series so far…

5 Stars

Cover: Love it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 112
Pace: Fast
First lines: Pregnant and unmarried. Emmie Croftner mulled her condition over as she lay snuggled in her quilts. The prairie wind howled around the tent, and snow drifted through the cracks in the tent and collected in piles around her.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy from the publisher through BookLook and NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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