Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Heart's Home

I have been baking cookies this afternoon.  My Mother may be sick, but she still wants her chocolate chip cookies.  Do you have a favorite cookie or are you like me (and do not eat cookies)?  

A Heart’s Home by Colleen Coble is the last book in the A Journey of the Heart series.  It is December of 1866 at Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming Territory.  Emmie Croftner is engaged to marry Lt. Isaac Liddle.  Emmie is so happy, but she still has not told Isaac her secret.  The her first husband was not really her husband (he tricked her).  Then Amelia Campbell, who just had a baby, falls ill to pneumonia and passes away.  Her husband, Jacob, expects Emmie to honor her promise to Amelia.  Emmie has promised she would marry Jacob and take care of their baby if something happened to Amelia.  This was before Emmie became engaged.  Isaac promises he will take care of everything.  The Indians are continually attacking the men as they venture out of the fort for wood.  One whole unit is massacred.  Someone need to go to Fort Laramie for men and supplies.  Two men volunteer to make the trek.  One of them is Isaac Liddle.  Will he make to the fort and back (with the heavy winter blizzards) with the necessary troops and supplies?  If Isaac does not make it back, then Emmie will have to marry Jacob.  Will there be a happy ending for all involved?

I enjoyed this portion of the book much better than part five.  I give A Heart’s Home 4 out of 5 stars.  It was easy to read and I enjoyed the ending.  You really do need to read all the previous five sections of the book in order to understand this final part.  This novel was previously published ten years ago (so it is not a new book by Colleen Coble).  Ms. Coble has a nice writing style that makes the book enjoyable to read.  If you wait until next year, all six parts will be released as one book (click here)!

I received a complimentary copy of A Heart’s Home from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my own.

I am off to do a little housework (I have been trying to avoid it). Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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