Thursday, April 30, 2015

Review: A Heart's Obsession by Colleen Coble

A Heart's Obsession
(A Journey of the Heart, #2)
by Colleen Coble
Adult Inspirational Romance 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.37
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Published on: April 7, 2015
Pages: 128

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Can a woman held captive by her family make it back to the one man she knows she can trust?

When Sarah Montgomery's father succumbs to his long illness, Sarah is faced with a life-altering choice: submit to her brother's will and marry the deceptive Ben Croftner . . . or escape through the dangerous American West to reclaim the heart of her beloved Rand Campbell at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.

From captivity in her family's home, Sarah makes her decision--and begins the perilous journey to Wyoming by train.

But even in the company of Rand's brother, Sarah does not receive the reception she had hoped for. The necessity of a military wife has preempted her, and Rand is already engaged to Jessica DuBois, the seductive daughter of the post commander. With her heart broken and her life in ruins, Sarah has no choice but to remain at Fort Laramie and try to win Rand back. But things will get tougher before they get easier . . . the obsessive Ben Croftner has just shown up in Wyoming.


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I always forget this until I start reading one—I really don't like serial novels. I don't know why. I just don't.

Having said that, this one was actually fairly enjoyable. I liked the characters and the plot. Coble's novel picks up right after the first one ended. However, despite the fact, it was hard for me to get into the beginning of the series. 

I thought that Coble's writing was good; however, I just didn't fall in love with the characters or the stories. 

On some level, I just had a hard time connecting with the book. Having said that, I do believe that most fans of historical Christian fiction will really enjoy this one. Recommended to fans of the genre. 

So why 3 stars? It was good but it didn't stand out. 

Can I read the series out of order? Not recommended. 

The Wrap-up: I think this book would appeal to fans of the genre on some level, but personally, I had a hard time connecting with it.  

Love,

Danica Page

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