Before I begin chatting about "A Heart's Promise," the latest section of Colleen Coble's Journey of the Heart series, I am formally asking Colleen Coble for more. I am thankful that there is one more book left in the six part series, but friends, it's not enough. I want more. I want to know what happens next in the lives of Emmie and Sarah and the characters that I've been following for the last five months. What will their lives be like living in the Wyoming Territory? Please, Colleen, as Oliver Twist requested, "More!"
"A Heart's Promise" brings us back to the Wyoming Territory and particularly to Fort Phil Kearny. It is now October, 1866. The Civil War has barely ended and the next chapter of American History, the movement west across the Great Plains, is going forward. The book opens with snow drifting in to the temporary housing for Emmie Croftner at the Fort. I read "A Heart's Promise" on some of the hottest days of the summer and the writing was so evocative that I could almost feel the chill as I read. This latest book in the saga did not disappoint me. It had the plot twists that I've learned to expect in this series and held my interest fully. Once again there is romance, history and faith blended into a quick reading book. The characters continue to tug at my heart and I'm eager to know where the next bend in the road will take them, both literally and emotionally.
Though reading about snow felt terrific, I am trying to enjoy the days of summer, heat included. I spent today in the West Village -- Greenwich Village on the west side of Manhattan -- and tomorrow is a museum excursion to Queens. I'm so enjoying warm weather -- even very warm weather -- and trying to hold on to long light-filled days. I'm going to embrace August, humidity and all, and try to find good times in it every day.
As ever, thanks for visiting and wishes for a sweet August!
Please note: I was given a copy of "A Heart's Promise" by the Litfuse Publicity Group for review purposes, but the opinions are all mine.