Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"a heart's promise" by colleen coble

Emmie Croftner tries to navigate pregnancy and romance in the fifth installment in Colleen Coble's Journey of the Heart series.

When Emmie Croftner discovers she's pregnant, she's unsure what to do. Everyone at Fort Phil Kearny, including her dearest friends Sarah and Amelia, assume she's a widow. If the truth—that her late "husband" Monroe deceived her, and they were never truly married—comes out, she may lose her friends, her place to stay, and the attention of sweet soldier Isaac Liddle.

I think I enjoyed this installment in the Journey of the Heart series more than any other so far. Not only is Emmie so wholly likeable, but there's good romantic tension between Emmie and Isaac, the plot moves forward quite a bit, and characters from previous installments make return appearances to shake things up.

Those return characters really add a lot to the story, and I think they'll continue to be influential in the final book of this series. When Morning Song, Sarah Campbell's old friend, returns, she brings with her two surprises that rock Emmie's world—one in a good way, and the other in a bad way. It will be very interesting to see how everything plays out there. The conniving Jessica DuBois, Sarah's husband's ex-fiancee, also shows up again, and her return is sure to make waves. Honestly, I'd love for Jessica to get eaten by the wolves that live outside the fort—that's not very charitable of me, I know, but she's just such a horrible person!

A Heart's Promise definitely left me hanging, and I can't wait to see how everything plays out in A Heart's Home. 4 stars.

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Read my reviews of A Heart's Disguise (4 stars), A Heart's Obsession (3 stars), A Heart's Danger (4 stars), and A Heart's Betrayal (3 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.

Colleen Coble has sold over 2 million novels worldwide. Seagrass Pier, the third installment in her acclaimed Hope Beach series, marks a new highpoint for emotion and complexity in Coble's addictive brand of romantic suspense.
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  1. I liked this one a lot. I can't wait to read the last one, but... then it will be over :-(
    I have enjoyed this series.

    1. I've gone back and forth about how I feel about the series, but this book really pulled me in. Can't wait to see how everything turns out!


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