Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Heart's Betrayal by Colleen Coble

This is the fourth novella in the Journey of the Heart series, a reissue of Coble's earliest fiction.

In the previous three novellas, we read about Rand and Sarah and their nemesis, Ben. This novella opens with Ben's sister, Emmie. Rather a plain girl, she had been dazzled by the attention of Monroe Courtney. After a wonderful marriage of a few months, he was tragically killed in a horse and buggy accident. Imagine Emmie's surprise when a visitor comes to her door a few days after the funeral. It's Monroe's first wife, the wife he'd married years ago and never divorced. And she has a son with her.

When all the paper work is verified, Emmie is left with practically nothing – only what she brought to the supposed marriage. Homeless in Wabash, Indiana, and with very little money, she thinks of her friend Sarah. Perhaps she could venture out west to Fort Laramie and find a new life with Sarah and Rand.

The second part of this series is off to a good start. Emmie, devastated by the deception of her supposed husband, is now leery of all men. Her character is a good study in the hurt that comes from romantic deception. Emmie was not really beautiful and was swept away by Monroe's attention. How often hasn't that happened?

Emmie is in a desperate situation at the end of this novella. She finds that she is pregnant. Even though many have shown interest in her at the fort, who would want to marry someone pregnant with another man's child?

I'm ready for the next episode right now.

I am taking part in a blog tour of this book and you can read other reviews here.

You can read the reviews of episodes 1-3: A Heart's Disguise, A Heart's Obsession, and A Heart's Danger.

Colleen Coble is a USA Today bestselling author whose novels have sold over two million copies. You can find out more at www.colleencoble.com.

Thomas Nelson, 112 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this novella through Litfuse for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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