Friday, September 25, 2015

A Heart's Promise: Journey of the Heart Book 5 By Colleen Coble

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description: 

Emmie makes a promise to her friend that, if fulfilled, could mean the end to her dreams of a future with Isaac.

Emmie Croftner let Isaac Liddle go to avoid telling him about her past. But Isaac remains determined to win Emmie’s heart and hand. Though Emmie resolves to keep her heart in check, it hurts when she sees that another woman has set her bonnet for Isaac.
Then Emmie’s dear friend extracts a costly promise: if anything happens to her in childbirth, Emmie will marry her widower and raise the baby herself. And it seems Emmie may have to fulfill that promise. But can she live happily without Isaac?

My Thoughts:

A Heart's Promise is the fifth book in Colleen Coble's Journey of the Heart Series.  This series is a collection of six novellas that tell a whole story.  As I have stated before I am not usually a fan of novellas but this series changed my mind.  In A Heart's Promise more of Emmie Croftner's story unfolds.  Emmie is in love with Isaac, a lieutenant in the US Army and Isaac is in love with Emmie but Emmie does not want Isaac to find out about her past so she decides to let him go. Emmie fears he will walk away when he finds out she is pregnant so she decides to let him go first.  As Emmie goes on with her life she has a hard time seeing another woman with Isaac, but the shame of her previously life keeps her from Isaac. Amelia, Emmie's close friend is also pregnant but fears she will die in childbirth and asks Emmie to promise if she does die that Emmie will marry Amelia's husband and raise the baby as her own. Emmie makes this promise to Amelia, knowing what it means and what/who she is giving up. 

A Heart's Promise is a great read. These novellas definitely need to be read in order so that the story can be enjoyed. I enjoyed that the focus was more on Emmie's story but the characters from the other books are still around and we get to continue following their stories.  The characters in this story are very real people, living life. I have to say my favorite character is Emmie Croftner.  Emmie Croftner's life has been hard, but she has made it through. She also fights to have a life but she doesn't believe she can have true happiness. I cannot wait to read the final book to see how these stories finish. I recommend this series to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I give this book 4 STARS.

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