Emmie Croftner is in quite the perdiciment. She is falling in love with Issac Liddle, lieutenant in the US Army. She vowed she would never fall in love again after the disaster that was her first marriage.
But life has a way of changing, especially in rough country like Fort Phil Kearny, in Wyoming Territory in 1866. Where Indians roam the land and beautiful young women are few and far between.
After much debate Emmie knows that she must not allow herself to get any closer to Issac but he sees past her frightened façade; will he be able to convice her she is wrong about him before it is too late?
Now one of Emmie’s pregnant friends extacts a dire promise, if she dies Emmie must promise to marry her beloved so that the baby can be raised in a happy home. Will this promise be the final straw that breaks apart Emmie and Issac forever?
Ooooooh how I live a good historical romance, even a short novella type one…especially one written by master romance storyteller Colleen Coble.
She weaves this tale (which is book 5 of 6) with just enough intrigue and excitement to keep me glued to the pages!
I had to read the previous 4 books so I would be able to keep up with the story. I was pleasently surprised though that this story does well as a stand alone story, so no worries if you just want to pick this one up to read. It is a quick read, at less than 100 pages.
The charcters are well written and I immediately fell into the story. I enjoyed the telling of the Indians and how life might have been for women living on base back then.
I enjoyed the quiet yet strong Christian characteristics that each of these characters protrayed. True grit and pure faith, a joy to read.
I am thrilled to finally finish this book as now I now can read book 6, which sounds to be a wonderful read as the rest.
I look forward to reading more by this author and hope to share more of her work with you soon.
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In His Grace.
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