In A Heart's Disguise, Sarah Montgomery and Rand Campbell are reunited, only to discover that Sarah's family commitments and Rand's Army career will not allow them to remain together. The story continues in A Heart's Obsession, which finds Rand settling into his new life at Fort Laramie. Sarah soon joins him, though their relationship does not continue in the way she expected. Rand has new commitments, and Sarah's former fiance Ben is still determined to have her. Will Sarah and Rand ever truly be reunited?
Once again, I've written my own summary, as the provided summary/back cover copy give away practically the entire plot line. I don't know about you, but I don't want to be spoiled simply by reading the back cover!
A Heart's Obsession begins with a brief summary of the first portion of this serialized novel, A Heart's Disguise. It's written into the narrative, though, so it seems to flow naturally—and it certainly helped me to have this refresher, even though it was only a month ago that I read A Heart's Disguise!
I must admit that I didn't enjoy this portion of the story nearly as much as I did the first portion. It really felt like this particular book served just to move the pieces into place to continue the story. I also didn't like the way Jessica, Sarah's rival for Rand's heart, was portrayed. Apparently, she was manipulative and vindictive, but I only know that because of Sarah's impressions of her—the reader never really sees her acting that way until after it's been stated many times that Sarah is not a nice person. I'd rather be shown than told about someone's character. (I even went back and reread each scene that included Jessica to see if I'd missed something. I hadn't—yet somehow Sarah sensed Jessica's true nature long before it came out.)
I did enjoy the look at the life of Indians at Fort Laramie. I'm especially interested to see where Sarah's new friend Morning Song's story will go. Like I said before, this portion feels like a set up to the main event, and I can't wait to get to it! 3 stars.
Note: This serialized series is releasing one installment per month over a six month period.
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Read my review of A Heart's Disguise (4 stars).Read my reviews of Coble's Inn at Ocean's Edge (5 stars), Lonestar series (Lonestar Secrets; Lonestar Angel, 3 stars), Under Texas Stars series (Blue Moon Promise, 3-1/2 stars; Safe in His Arms, 3-1/2 stars), and The Lightkeeper's Daughter.
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Can a woman held captive by her family make it back to the one man she knows she can trust? Find out in book two, A Heart's Obsession, of Colleen Coble's Journey of the Heart series. When Sarah Montgomery’s father succumbs to his long illness, Sarah is faced with a life-altering choice: submit to her brother’s will and marry the deceptive Ben Croftner . . . or escape through the dangerous American West to reclaim the heart of her beloved Rand Campbell at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.
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