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USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including Tidewater Inn, Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Visit her website at http://www.colleencoble.com Twitter: @colleencoble Facebook: colleencoblebooks
A Heart’s Disguise by Colleen Coble is the first book in the “Journey of the Heart” series. It takes place in the tiny town of Wabash, Indiana just after the Civil War. Sarah Montgomery harbors a deep sadness in her heart because the man she loves with every ounce of her being, Rand Campbell, has not returned from the battle front.
With her father’s health failing, he and her brother encourage Sarah to marry Ben Croftner so that she will be settled before her father’s death. However, when she finds out that Rand is still alive and that Ben knew it, she breaks off the engagement.
Ben doesn’t take the rejection lightly, and he plans to abduct Sarah. Then Rand comes to her aid, but informs her that he is leaving, as he is still in the Cavalry and has been posted at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. He asks Sarah to go with him as his wife.
What will Sarah do? Will she be able to leave her dying father’s side to travel west with the man she has always loved?
This book grabbed my emotions from the first page. My emotions ranged from sympathy, to anger, to pain and hurt. The characters in the story grabbed my heart and I cheered them on throughout, except for Ben Croftner who simply made me angry, and I wanted someone to teach him a lesson. Of course, Sarah’s brother, William, isn’t very likeable either.
The story was romantic and sad. It is an easy read at just 90 pages, and it left me wanting more. I cannot wait for the second book in the series. This is the first book I have ever read by Colleen Coble, but it won’t be the last. I will anxiously await A Heart’s Obsession, and I’m sure I’ll look for other books she has written as well.
If you love a good romance story with a bit of danger, you’ll enjoy Colleen Coble’s Journey of the Heart.