A Heart’s Obsession
By: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Lieutenant Rand Campbell recently returned home to Wabash, Indiana after being held a prisoner at Andersonville Prison, only to find that Sarah, the girl he had planned to marry was engaged to Ben Croftner. Rand exposed Ben for the liar he was, but he still didn’t win Sarah’s heart. Rand boarded the train for Ft. Laramie to protect the area from the Sioux Indian unrest. After Sarah’s father died her brother insisted she would marry Ben, so she packed her bags and her little brother and boarded the train for Ft. Laramie to follow Rand, only to find he was engaged to the Major’s daughter, Jessica DuBois. To make matters worse Ben also comes to Ft. Laramie as the new Indian trader, but also intends to make Sarah his wife.
This short story is a very quick read. From the first page I loved Sarah’s character, but was sad when it didn’t seem to develop into a deeper storyline. Just about the time the novella really became interesting, it just ended, leaving you with a lot of unanswered questions. Maybe this was the author’s intention…to leave you wanting more so you will read the next in the series. For the most part it was an enjoyable book and I will look forward to the next one.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, Thomas Nelson, through Net Galley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.