Monday, March 30, 2015
Review: A Heart's Obsession by Colleen Coble
" Can a woman held captive by her family make it back to the one man she knows she can trust? 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. From captivity in her family's home, Sarah makes her decision-and begins the perilous journey to Wyoming by train. But even in the company of Rand's brother, Sarah does not receive the reception she had hoped for. The necessity of a military wife has preempted her, and Rand is already engaged to Jessica DuBois, the seductive daughter of the post commander. With her heart broken and her life in ruins, Sarah has no choice but to remain at Fort Laramie and try to win Rand back. But things will get tougher before they get easier . . . the obsessive Ben Croftner has just shown up in Wyoming."
A Heart's Obsession is book 2 of 6 in the Journey of the Heart series which has just been released by Colleen Coble. It was her first series and was originally titled Where Leads the Heart and Plains of Promise. The books in this series are short, only around 100 pages and are quick and easy reads.
I shared in my review of A Heart's Disguise that I am not a huge fan of series that are longer than 3 books. They are of course written to keep you reading through the whole series so just when the story really starts to be developed it cuts off and you have to wait for the next book. Plus I think publishing 6 separate books adds an extra cost to the consumer. But as I mentioned before it appears as though this series will be released soon in one volume. That is the way I would prefer to read it, but some people like the suspense of waiting for the new one to be released.
Colleen Coble has written a very good story that has had the designed effect on me. After reading the first book I couldn't wait to review the second. And now after finishing the second book I can't wait to read the third! It has everything you want in a book: christian romance, action, adventure, suspense, a villain or two, and those like us who have some character development to do. I am eager to see where the adventure leads next! I will be eagerly awaiting the next book.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.