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.
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I liked this story about a girl who discovers she's been betrayed and goes west as her only option. I liked Emmie and felt sorry for her. I can't imagine what it would have been like to not have options and head west into the unknown. It was nice to see Sarah and Rand again and see where their lives have taken them. There's some setup for a romance brewing between Emmie and Isaac, though Emmie doesn't want to trust a man ever again. When she discovers she's pregnant, she figures no one will ever want her now. She also struggles with believing God cares about her. It was interesting learning more about the Native American situation at the time. If you like historical fiction, you might want to check it out. I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
Emmie Croftner has had a very hard life, and just when she finds true happiness, the rug is literally pulled out from under her. If you have been following the previous books in this series, Emmie’s last name should ring a bell for you, she is Ben’s sister. How could anyone forget the evil of Ben Croftner, and Emmie grew up in the same home, but she is nothing like Ben! As you can tell but the back of this book, poor Emmie has been duped into a marriage, that for her must have been an answer to her prayers. They were answered in a strange way, but who are we to question what God has planned for her. She has traveled to Fort Laramie, and is now embraced but her old friends, who love and want her companionship. No, the story does not finish with this book, and now I am waiting, patiently, not, for the next book in this series. I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book tours and was not required to give a positive review.