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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 two in the Journey of the Heart series by Colleen Coble (the very first series that she ever wrote) and I have really enjoyed the novella installments each month! A Heart’s Obsession picks up a few months later than where A Heart’s Disguise left off and was just as well written and engaging as the first book. It was nice to get to know the characters a little more and the story was well put together in addition to having a decent amount of intensity for a novella so I was overall pleased with this book.
I do have to point out that one of the characters tends to get physically violent towards the middle of the book and though I would not call the scenes that he is in “graphic”, they are written incredibly well and capture the emotion of the scene stupendously for a novella. This was a great little read and I look forward to reading book 3 next month! I rate it 4 out 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who enjoys novellas and historical fiction.
USAToday bestselling author Colleen Coble lives with her husband, Dave, in Indiana. She is the author of dozens of novels including the Rock Harbor Series, the Aloha Reef Series, the Mercy Falls Series, the Hope Beach Series, the Lonestar Series and two Women of Faith fiction selections, Alaska Twilight and Midnight Sea. She has more than 2 million books in print.