True Heart's Desire

True Heart's Desire

by Caroline Fyffe

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ISBN-13: 9781503902800
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Series: Colorado Hearts Series , #2
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 365,223
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Caroline Fyffe was born in Waco, Texas, the first of many towns she would call home during her father’s career with the US Air Force. A horse aficionado from an early age, she earned a bachelor of arts in communications from California State University, Chico, before launching what would become a twenty-year career as an equine photographer. She began writing fiction to pass the time during long days in the show arena, channeling her love of horses and the Old West into a series of Western historicals. Her debut novel, Where the Wind Blows, won the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart Award as well as the Wisconsin RWA’s Write Touch Readers’ Award. She and her husband have two grown sons and live in the Pacific Northwest.

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True Heart's Desire 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
LIFE IN EDEN WAS AN ADVENTURE Once again, Ms. Caroline Fyffe has taken her readers on a roller-coaster ride in this emotional journey of family, loss, secrets, new beginnings and love. The story has brought the five Brinkman sisters back to Eden, Colorado, where they were born, from their home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They must all agree to spend six months in Eden to inherit according to the will left by their father, John Brinkman. The story will start with the wedding of Belle Brinkman to Five Sisters ranch foreman, Blake Harding. But a problem has happened as Lavinia was placing flowers, a piece of one will hit her in her eye. Now Lavinia is at the hotel in pain, and it’s time for the wedding. The stagecoach arrives, and it is thought that the new town doctor is on it. Rhett Laughlin has moved to Eden, Colorado to open a restaurant and to try and fulfill his late brother, Shawn, dream. What a shock to be pulled in the hotel, and up the stairs to try and remove something from a ladies eye. She keeps referring to him as the doctor and insistent on his help, and not allowing him to clarify who he really is. “It’s time to make some changes. His own future had yet to be determined.” The plot of the story will be riddled with embarrassment, mystery, suspense, danger, secrets, dreams, and romance. Once the truth about who Rhett Laughlin is, Lavinia is mortified at what happened. Then to learn that a newspaper in San Francisco has been running weekly tell-all features about the Brinkman sisters has the girls upset, but the one person that they trust like a sister may be the source. That will lead to accusations, hurt feelings, and a riff in a lifelong friendship. “Keep in mind, though; everyone has a skeleton or two in their closets.” The town of Eden is seeing an influx of new arrivals, and some overheard conversations lead to danger. Lavinia will risk safety to learn more and then find herself lost in a heavily wooded area. She is lucky that Rhett noticed her heading to the meadow where she gathers flowers. But what she tells him will have him and the town leaders on alert. “Some things are more powerful than fear.” Lavinia’s plans were placed on hold when she and her sister went to Eden, and now that the six-month time period is nearly up, she has the opportunity to return to Philadephia and apprentice under a famous millinery. Her heart and mind are pulling her in two directions, one to pursue her dream, the other to remain near her sisters and the town she loves. Will a harrowing experience and rescue change her mind—or maybe a letter be the eye-opener she needs? While the story has all five sisters and other key people in the town, this one mainly focuses on nineteen-year-old Lavinia and the friendship she develops with Rhett. Together, they have a way of bringing out the best in each other without judgment, and along the journey, they are falling in love. I think she would have made her father very proud. The greatest legacy she can leave is to continue in the direction she is going. “I’ve never been surer of anything in my life. You make my heart sing. Why would I ever want to be anywhere else? But the watcher knows. Our life is only beginning.”
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
A very touching emotional read that has a little bit of everything in it, a family who has traveled so far as they start over in a new place with new issues that will lead to loss, love, drama, secrets, danger, suspense as they get to know the people and the land. Five sisters much come back to their roots to the home where they were born, they most stay six months to inherit the land their father gave his blood and soul to. We start with a wedding of one of the sister and a mishap to another which has them running to the stagecoach as it arrives with the new doctor on it. He is pulled through the hotel up the stairs to help Miss. Lavinia, Rhett is left in shock what is he expected to do and why does she keep calling him Doc. As the story moves on and it comes out just who and what Rhett is poor Lavinia is mortified. The story he brings with him about all that is going on in the news has the sisters up in arms not knowing who to trust since it looks like their dear friend might behind this new turn of events. What follows is a very emotional story of friendship, trust and honor as well as pain and sorrow leaving a friendship torn. Lavinia is torn in to different direction as her feelings grow for Rhett, with the six months coming to a close she must decide to follow her dream and return home or stay and build a life with Rhett. The story is build around these two and their romance as well as danger, but it also brings back some wonderful old characters as well as some new ones. It was nice to touch base again with the sisters, seeing what is new and how their life is going as well as some others I hold dear to my heart. I really enjoyed the humor as only Ms. Fyffe can bring to the table with one heck of a roller-coaster ride of danger, love twisted around pain and sorrow that grabs you from the first page with a read I couldn’t put down. I loved how she twisted the story around suspense and danger filling it with dreams and romance as the secrets unfold you are left in an awe state wondering how it will all play out. The characters are wonderful, you will come to love them and hold them dear to your heart. The plot is one that holds your attention and keeps you turning the pages. I thought this first book in this series was great but I like this one more. I can’t wait to see what is in store for the other sisters and how all their lives will turn out, from an author who knows how to tell a story that keeps you captivated. You can read this as a standalone but reading the first in the series will add depth that you wouldn’t have. I can't wait to listen to the audio which I have bought, audios add so much more for me and it is a treat I am really looking forward to.
DorothyRoller More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in this series and it was another wonderful story that I loved. One thing I have seen is Caroline Fyffe writes very believable and complex characters. She also writes every story with adventure and danger to give the reader a reason to keep on reading and having a hard time to put every story she writes down. I am always taken right into the story and feel like I am a part of the time and town and even sometimes the family that she is writing about. I am always so excited to read one of her books and I am always thrilled for the story is so enthralling and I just have a hard time putting it down. This is another dramatic story that I highly encourage you to read and I am very sure you will love it. I would also recommend the first book in this series so you know the sisters in this story and the story behind this town of Eden, Colorado. I received this ARC from the Publisher Montlake through NetGalley with no expectations of a review. However, I loved this story and wanted to review this book and hope to help others find good books to read.
AnnieMarch26 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this second installment in the Colorado Hearts Series. There were some laugh out loud moments and some heart wrenching ones that made it the perfect book to curl up with on a stormy weekend. Although this was Lavina's and Rhett's story, it was Dallas who stole my heart. I hope that this new resident appears in all of the books left in the series because I love him so much! “I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review”
Guitarmomma19 More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this next book in the series. These sisters are all so different but have fallen in love with the town and the people. But in everything there is a struggle. And leaving dreams behind to find others is just one Lavinia has to face. Such heartbreak and tenderness, danger and despair is shown throughout this story along with some quite funny antics also. I teared up a few times and that is hard to make me do as well as laughung out loud! I feel the heart in Caroline's books and that makes me love them so much more.  Lavinia has always dreamed of being a milliner as long as she can remember. And her dream was about to become reality. Until her fathers death. And their move to Colorado. Now she runs the hotel and cafe and is happy with her life. But she wants her dream.  Rhett comes to town running from his past. Running from the guilt and blame he believes he has caused. Bearing the newspapers with the stories of the sisters, and the hope of keeping his brothers dream alive he is determined to make it happen.  Mistaken identity causes things to go from bad to worse upon entering town. And he gets off on the wrong foot with everyone. Which is fine with him. Except he can't get the lovely Lavinia out of his mind. And that can only bring trouble. There is so much standing in the way of these two. But common ground is found and a love of Eden brings them all together. Their openness with one another brings about a bond stronger than either thought possible. And when faced with his greatest fear, Rhett realizes what his true heart's desire is. Can Lavinia come to love him as well or will she leave him broken once again?
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
Found this to be a very endearing story! The story line is wonderful and draws you in from the beginning. The characters are engaging as the Brinkman sisters journey continues. Lavinia ventures to find her place in life and discovers love along the way. Loved this story and look forward to much more. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book; all opinions expressed are my own.