This is the third installment of the Journey of the Heart series by Christian author Colleen Coble and this is one series that I really like. In part the series appeals to me because the books are short and perfect to take along in the purse when you have to wait for an appointment or simply want to take brief breaks to read. I also like the series because it is a story of a modern woman, Sarah Montgomery, who was born a few decades too early.
Sarah, after the tumultuous events in the previous book. finds herself at Fort Laramie with a fiancee she does not love and who betrayed her. But there is also Rand Campbell, the man she really loves, but who is unfortunately engaged to another woman. Of course, intrigue must happen and it may be up to Sarah to avoid disaster and save Rand.
This is a nice little book and it shows that mean-spirited people existed throughout all ages and while Sarah is modern, she is also still part of the existing culture that has certain expectations of women. Rand, on the other hand, is clearly a product of his time, and it will not be easy for him to leave his fiancee before the wedding, no matter how much she expects him to go through with the wedding.
To throw another angle into the story, the location is Fort Laramie and the Sioux are on the warpath. In addition to the drama inside the fort, our characters are also facing a real threat to their lives from the Sioux surrounding the fort. The reader will definitely not be bored reading this book and for those reader that love Colleen Coble, they will recognize her characteristically strong women in Sarah and the mix of romance and action that never gets old.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book for purposes of an honest review. The opinion expressed in this post is solely my own and has not been influenced by any third parties.