A Heart’s Home (A Journey of the Heart book 5) by Colleen Coble, Book Review
About the Book: Emmie’s hope for a life with Isaac is overshadowed by a tragic loss at Fort Phil Kearny.
Isaac Liddle is keen to marry Emmie and she knows she shouldn’t hide her pregnancy from him any longer. But before she can tell him her secret, a widower friend asks the impossible of Emmie: Will she honor her promise to his dead wife by marrying him to care for the orphaned baby?
With the Sioux Wars threatening outside the fort, Emmie’s solemn vow threatens her happiness from within. Will she honor a promise sure to break her heart—and Isaac’s? Or is there another way to find a home for her heart?
My Review: This was a nice clean finish to the Journey of the Heart series. There were a few pieces of drama thrown in not only for Emmie but also for Isaac. Just when you think all is lost a glimmer of hope is thrown in.
Some things. There are quite a few characters in this storyline that could do with their own books. Since each book was a short story it’s hard to connect with them and really get into their stories.
The character we had the most time with was Sarah so in the background I was always wondering what was going on with her.
Emmie, to me, had a great storyline and deserves more pages. She’s a character that could really be fleshed out and tug at your heart strings from beginning to end. I would like to get to know her a few years before we actually meet her in Journey of the Heart.
Same with Isaac. This is almost the most we get to know about him and to really feel his character we need more.
See Colleen. You’re too good. Give a us a book about each of these characters. Isaac, Rand, Emmie, Sarah, even Jessica, and a few other. I would like that.
All in all this is a nice period series where you feel the drama of the times. Misunderstandings between cultures and a heated time of war. Tragedy and loss happen but with God’s grace happiness can be found.
Historic Christian fiction readers will enjoy these quick reads.
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