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Series: A Journey of the Heart #4
Published by Thomas Nelson Incorporated on June 2nd 2015
Source: Litfuse Publicity Group
Genres: Christian, Fiction, General, Historical, Romance
Suggested Age: 13+: non graphic violence and social prejudices that fit the time period.
Emmie finds shelter in the arms of a soldier, but her secret could drive them apart.
When Emmie Croftner answered the door to her late husband's home, she discovered a terrible truth. A woman she's never met reveals that she and Emmie shared the same husband and that the bigamist had never divorced his first wife. The home and farm are not Emmie's property after all.
Suddenly displaced and powerless, Emmie realizes she can't stay in Wabash, Indiana, any longer. She makes for Fort Laramie, Wyoming, where her friend Sarah Montgomery and a new beginning await her. But when she arrives, she discovers she's carrying a child, conceived before her husband's death. Was the new start she'd hoped for only a mirage?
At Fort Laramie, a soldier named Isaac Liddle begins to court Emmie, prompting her to wonder whether she could ever really be his--and whether she dares to tell him she is carrying another man's baby.
This story is starting to get more interesting but I felt like Emmie showed up out of nowhere. I look forward to seeing her story progress though because I hope it distracts me from my slight annoyance with Rand. I have no idea why I want to be annoyed with the poor fellow but I was glad to see the developing friendship between two females so I didn’t have to put up with him.
Poor Emmie, she’s been through so much. The title of the book really describes the poor woman’s plight. She has been betrayed by the man she loves. Her husband was not only a bigamist but he has a child with another woman. Now he has passed away and Emmie is “spoiled goods” and entitled to nothing of her husband’s estate. She has nothing and nobody except for her friendship with Sarah. So, she makes the decision to move the fort and help care for Sarah as she is pregnant at this point. She’s determined not to fall for any of the men at the fort but I really hope that she finds love and acceptance with Isaac–yes, I’m already shipping them together.
I look forward to the next installment. I think I can see that the story is starting to pick up and I can’t stand the anticipation!