Whooops! I read a book and forgot to review it! GASP! I'm so sorry, friends and publishers. I'll be on my best behavior from now on.
Colleen Coble has written a sweet little book called A Heart's Home. Emmie and Isaac are slated to get married, but Emmie's best friend dies in childbirth and her husband is holding Emmie to a promise she made under duress. It breaks Emmie's heart to tell Isaac what she promised her friend and that now her friend's husband is holding her to the promise.
Colleen's imagination takes the reader back to the days of the Westward Movement and the settlement of the frontiers of America. She has brought to her readers a situation that was not uncommon--death in childbirth--inserted a promise to a dear friend, and then worked out a solution that surprises but gratifies the reader. There is a sweetness to the book that makes it a perfect afternoon read, and enough adventure to keep the reader engaged throughout the book.
Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a dear friend to hold your hand.
My thanks to Thomas Nelson for allowing me to read and review this book.