Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Heart's Promise by Colleen Coble - a book review

I'm woefully behind on my book reviews, hence, the double posts today......

A Heart’s Promise by Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble’s books , in my mind, are always great!  This is a small portion of what was originally published as two complete novels and I would love to get my hands on a copy of the complete books.  I’ve read two of the small “books”  but not in sequence.  While it is possible to follow the story (there is enough information to allow you to follow it), it would be more enjoyable to read them all in order.  This is book five of six.

I love the characters that the author invents.  They are always interesting and often comical. The historical settings are always interesting and her descriptions bring them vividly to mind. 

From the back cover:

 Emmie makes a promise to her friend that, if fulfilled, could mean the end to her dreams of a future with Isaac.
Emmie Croftner let Isaac Liddle go to avoid telling him about her past. But Isaac remains determined to win Emmie’s heart and hand. Though Emmie resolves to keep her heart in check, it hurts when she sees that another woman has set her bonnet for Isaac.
Then Emmie’s dear friend extracts a costly promise: if anything happens to her in childbirth, Emmie will marry her widower and raise the baby herself. And it seems Emmie may have to fulfill that promise. But can she live happily without Isaac?”

The story is set around the time of the Civil War in Wyoming.  The ruggedness and danger of the setting is very well portrayed and makes for an exciting, if not, short read. 
If you are looking for a fast, short read, these “books” will be just right for you.  And if you’re fortunate enough to collect all six, even better!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson and BookLook through their book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed above are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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