I had a very happy return to Fort Laramie, Wyoming for the fourth book of Colleen Coble's set of six books, A Journey of the Heart. I enjoyed "A Heart's Betrayal" as much -- if not more -- than the previous books. We again begin in Wabash, Indiana at the end of the Civil War, but now we meet the extremely engaging Emmie Croftner. Newly widowed Emmie discovers that her late husband was already married at the time of their marriage. With this news, her life in Wabash holds little promise and she makes the brave trip to join her friend, Sarah Montgomery, in Fort Laramie, Wyoming.
The plot took several interesting twists and I especially liked the details of life in Fort Laramie and the setting in the American West in the early years of settlement. I read it during my train ride from Providence to New York -- a less exotic journey than the one Emmie took -- but it was the perfect book for a train ride and very enjoyable light fiction, with thoughts on faith and some romance included.
On a different note, I'm somewhat amazed that beginning tomorrow, the year is half over. Yes, it does seem to go faster the older I get, but the last few months disappeared like a puff of smoke. I've got lots of summer plans -- BlogHer and a trip to Maine foremost -- but any moment I will step into Michael's and there will be pumpkins. Too soon, my friends, too soon. I want to savor every moment of the long days of summer and enjoy blueberries and warm breezes before they are only memory.
I had a great visit with my cousins who were visiting from California today -- what a treat -- and am looking to a quieter day tomorrow. Weight Watchers, the gym and some grocery shopping top my list. Grateful for the big days and for the quiet days, too.
As ever thanks for visiting and have a sweet, sweet Wednesday.
Please note: I was given "A Heart's Betrayal" by The Litfuse Group for review, but the opinions are all mine.