I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review for BookLook Blogger, and because I have previously read the first five books in the series.
This Christmas, a tragic loss at Fort Laramie ushers in hope and healing.
When a young mother dies after giving birth at Fort Laramie, Emmie Croftner is shaken by the death of her dear friend-and reminded of the dangers of childbirth. She won’t be able to hide her own pregnancy much longer. She’s dreading the day that Isaac Liddle, the handsome soldier she adores, discovers her secret.
Then the young infant’s father offers a solution: Emmie should marry him so the child can have a family.
With the Sioux Wars threatening soldier and civilian alike, a ready-made family could be the answer to Emmie’s prayers for safety. But at what cost to her heart-and Isaac’s?
I must say, after reading the book description, I was afraid to pick this book up and read it. Knowing, before I began, that a character (probably one that I love) would die in this book. My heart thumped as I began to read.
All of the books in this series are short and easy to read. I read each of them in about two hours time. This one was no difference, though I read with trepidation. Of course, there were tears as a beloved character died and it looked as though that death could cause heartbreak for two other beloved characters.
Ms. Coble certainly knows how to weave a good tale of romance that keeps you on the edge of your seat as you route for your favorite characters. I have loved each of the books in this series; some more than others, and the characters will stick with me for years to come.
I recommend this book to anyone who has read the first five books in the series. If you haven’t read the first five books, I recommend the entire six-book series to you, if you enjoy characters that will get inside your head and your heart; if you enjoy books that are easy to read but still offer a quality story filled with wonderful characters, conflicts that make you nervous, and endings that are realistic and not just “happily ever after”.