Emmie Croftner is devastated at the death of her beloved husband, Monroe, until his wife shows up at the door with his child. Emmie is shocked and hurt but begins to realize the reality of what that really means where she's concerned. With no money or hope of staying in Wabash, she decides to make her way to Fort Laramie to be with her good friend, Sarah Montgomery. If things aren't tough enough, Emmie soon finds out she's pregnant. Isaac Liddle, a soldier at the fort, and a close friend of Rand Montgomery, is very taken with Emmie, not only with her beauty but her sweet personality. When they’re assigned to a new fort and have to travel over rugged territory, he sees that she's also able to adapt well to less than comfortable conditions. Emmie is drawn to Isaac but after her experience with Monroe, she's not sure she can trust a man ever again.
This latest installment picks up where the previous
book left off. Its focus is more on Emmie Croftner. She is the sister to
Ben and Labe Croftner from the previous books. Emmie is a sweet gal and
you feel bad for the position she's put in because of her 'husband'.
You get a glimpse of the hardships that come with living in a fort
that’s in hostile territory, as well as the rugged countryside. The
description of the book mentions that Isaac begins to court Emmie but it
never really moved beyond friendship. I suspect that may come in the
next installment. A Heart's Betrayal is a good addition to the series
and I'm now looking forward to seeing what develops next.
*This complimentary copy was provided by Thomas Nelson through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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