Monday, February 23, 2015

A Heart's Disguise

There are many layers to the heart, hiding away what is inside. Sometimes it is a pain that won't go away, other times it is a dark motive. We shall see what hides in the hearts of our character's in Colleen Coble's latest series.

Colleen brings a new series composed into six one-hundred paged books. She chose this format for her books so new people could get a taste and see if they would enjoy her writings.
I really enjoyed it this way, it reminds me of an older TV show, Doctor Quinn Medicine Woman, and how the girls in one episode would wait for the newspaper to come for the continuation to the story they were reading. It makes reading the books more fun and I don't have so much to read all at once.

Now for the actual story itself!

How would it feel to the man you loved, the man you were engaged to, suddenly died? Sara sadly had to face this tragic news delivered to her. And months later she has to not only continue to deal with that pain, but the pressure from a dying father, a greedy brother, and a man with darker secrets then any in town could know, how can Sara know what to feel when the man she still loves is gone. Or is he? Rand's sudden return from the grave turns everything upside down.

It's hard to come back to home after a war, and the one thing that kept you going is gone. Rand expected to find Sara waiting for him, or at least still morning him only after six months after hearing the lie that he was dead. So when he finds she's engaged to the man who lied to all of them he feels cheated. I got so frustrated with this guy for not understanding the pressure she was under, or her feelings in the matter.

And what I like about Colleen Coble's books is that she doesn't put parenthood to the back burner. Most author's make it a small matter and I don't like that. In this book Colleen made a point of showing how Rand's family felt after his return, especially his parent's. 

A man's work is a big part of his life, and Rand's father had worked his whole life building up a farm that he would pass on to his children, but then Rand was supposedly dead, and the other two were moving away. Then the return of his eldest son brought new hope to him that all his work had not been wasted, that his gift would be given to his eldest son after all. But Rand isn't staying either. Again this father's gift had been shunned.

It made me think how many times we have shunned the gifts our heavenly Father tries to give us, even if we don't see it as a gift in that moment. 

I would recommend to anyone to start up this series and become a fan of Colleen Coble's work! Well that's all for now, until next time everyone.

I received this book from BookLook in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.