A Heart’s Obsession by Colleen Coble | Blog Tour and Kindle Giveaway

Can a woman held captive by her family make it back to the one man she knows she can trust? Find out in book two, A Heart’s Obsession, of Colleen Coble’s Journey of the Heart series. When Sarah Montgomery’s father succumbs to his long illness, Sarah is faced with a life-altering choice: submit to her brother’s will and marry the deceptive Ben Croftner . . . or escape through the dangerous American West to reclaim the heart of her beloved Rand Campbell at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.

Celebrate book two in Colleen’s A Journey of the Heart series by entering to win a Kindle Fire and RSVPing to her May 5th author chat party!


One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • A copy of A Heart’s Disguise
  • A copy of A Heart’s Obsession
  • A copy of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge (blog tour coming in mid-April)

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 7th. Winner will be announced May 8th on Colleen’s website. Plus be sure to clear your calendar on the evening of May 5th because Colleen is hosting an author chat party on Facebook to celebrate her A Journey of the Heart series and the release of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge! RSVP here!


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{More about A Heart’s Obsession}

A Heart’s Obsession (Thomas Nelson, April 2015)

Will Sarah’s journey west lead her back into the arms of the one man she can trust?

When her father succumbs to a long illness, Sarah Montgomery is freed from duty to family. At last she can be with the love of her life, Rand Campbell, who has gone out west to Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Sarah and her younger brother Joel make the arduous journey filled with hope.

But at Fort Laramie, the reception Sarah meets isn’t what she had hoped for. Her friend Amelia is thrilled to have her, but Rand seems to be in the clutches of Jessica DuBois, the scheming daughter of the post commander.

Sarah resolves to remain at Fort Laramie and try to win Rand back. But things will get tougher before they get easier . . . especially when her ex-fiancé Ben Croftner arrives in Wyoming, obsessed with having her back in his arms.

Learn more and purchase a copy at the Thomas Nelson website.

Colleen Coble

{More About Colleen Coble}

USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including “Tidewater Inn,” “Rosemary Cottage,” and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Her books have sold more than 3 million copies.

Find out more about Colleen at http://www.colleencoble.com/.



    It’s another fantastic book from prolific author, Colleen Coble. Book Two of Journey of the Heart series reintroduces you to Sarah and Rand, and I loved this short novella so much. The action is fast paced and you will find yourself cheering on the main characters throughout the book. While the ending does leave you hanging and wishing for more, the saving grace is that book three will be out in May. If you are a fan of recent books by Colleen Coble, then I highly recommend going back and reading these books, which are earlier works from her. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. A quick read, perfect for curling up with a cozy blanket and cup of tea.
    I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on May 12, 2015


    “Obsession” was loads more enjoyable than the first installment. The story still progresses at lightening speed which is probably unavoidable with a series like this. It is almost like mini YouTube shows. Although the pace still is hectic, I felt that overall the events made more sense. The decisions the characters were making and the actions they took had more history, more basis than before.

    “Obsession” has be much more excited for the next installment. I’m also more excited to get my hands on more Coble in general. Four stars for this one.

    Written by Sunrise Avenue on May 8, 2015


    I thought this book was a great followup to the first book. This is no5 a stand alonr book, and while I am a big fan of seroes that can sand alone, this book was great and I cannot wait for the rest of the seriesl
    this is a great little novella and I strongly suggest you start this series
    thanks to Colleen Coble for another great book`

    Written by Memawsstuff on May 7, 2015
    Read my full review: http://memawsstuff.org/2015/05/03/a-hearts-obsession-book-two-journey-of-the-heart/


    In A Heart’s Obsession, just as in the first novella, this story goes very quickly. After losing her father, Sarah and her brother Joel head out west to Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Unfortunately she is not welcomed as she thought she would be because during the time they were apart, Rand has already moved on.

    This is a terrific series by Colleen Coble. This author does a terrific job setting up the scene and describing her characters. You can easily imagine the scene she has written about.

    I am a new fan of Colleen Coble and I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Journey of the Heart!

    Thank you to Liftfuse and the author, Colleen Coble, for providing us with a complimentary copy of A Heart’s Obsession for our review.

    Written by Mommy’s Gone Shopping Again on May 4, 2015


    The short story books that comprise this series is interesting and leaves you wanting more of the historical fiction love saga while waiting for the next installment. Reading the separate novellas is enjoyable with each having their own individual themes and plots that pull together to complete a full novel. I recommend to historical fiction fans who love a good old-fashioned love story with complications.

    Written by Ski-Wees Book Corner on May 1, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R282KD6P17ETWS


    It was interesting to learn more about life at Fort Laramie and the different Native American groups that lived near it. I liked that Sarah was asked to teach some of the children English and other things, though there wasn’t much done with that in the story. There was some suspense as Sarah gets involved in a domestic situation and tries to help someone.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on April 30, 2015


    This is a quick read and enjoyable story except for Rand’s self-righteous attitude. Rand’s family and Sarah had absolutely no idea he was living and he is aware of this. Towards the end of the first book he had blamed Sarah for her agreeing to marry Ben Croftner. He doesn’t care that her low life brother was coercing her and that she felt she had to for her dying father. This book picks up with the death of Sarah’s father and her brother trying to force Sarah into a marriage with Ben. Sarah flees and goes after Rand. From there I felt my frustration growing with Rand’s attitude and with Sarah’s inability to function without him.

    Written by A Simply Enchanted Life on April 30, 2015
    Read my full review: This is a quick read and enjoyable story except for Rand’s self-righteous attitude. Rand’s family and Sarah had absolutely no idea he was living and he is aware of this. Towards the end of the first book he had blamed Sarah for her agreeing to marry Ben Croftner. He doesn’t care that her low life brother was coercing her and that she felt she had to for her dying father. This book picks up with the death of Sarah’s father and her brother trying to force Sarah into a marriage with Ben. Sarah flees and goes after Rand. From there I felt my frustration growing with Rand’s attitude and with Sarah’s inability to function without him. Talk about self righteous…the first day at the fort and Rand’s already making eyes at another woman. Even worse, by the time that Sarah makes it to the fort herself, he’s already engaged! Honestly, I found it so hard to like Rand. though I started enjoying the flow of the story, I really think Sarah deserves someone better than Rand. Did I enjoy the story? Yes. Do I already have a feeling that Sarah is going to end with Rand? Most likely and honestly, I think he’s a poor choice. I sure hope that I change my mind about him as the story progresses.


    A Heart’s Obsession is a great novella. As a huge fan of Christian Historical Fiction I have enjoyed these books. I am not one to read novellas but this one really caught my interest. It moved at a good pace and kept me interested from start to finish. I found it hard to put down and it definitely kept me guessing until the end. Colleen Coble writes with authority about the United States during Post Civil War time, military, and travel during this time. I really felt like I was there watching everything unfold the way Colleen Coble described people and places. I enjoyed all of the characters in this story, they are real people with real life issues. I recommend reading these books from book one to keep up with the flow and details. I will say that Colleen Coble does a great job recapping in book two about the events in book one. I highly recommend this novella to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I am excited to move on to Book Three! I give this book 4 STARS.

    Written by For The Love of Books on April 30, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R24FE261SOC16U


    Colleen Coble’s A Heart’s Obsession continues the story of Sarah Montgomery and Rand Campbell that began in A Heart’s Disguise. It’s a delightful, exciting read and readers of A Heart’s Disguise will not want to miss this entertaining second part of the story.

    Written by Book by Book on April 30, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R5WI9R4ZII9U7


    I’m still not sold on the series. Rand is almost the perfect man, except for one error of judgement about the true character of the pretty Miss Jessica DuBois. Sarah was too wishy-washy for my tastes in the first book (A Heart’s Disguise), but seems to have grown a spine on the trip to Wyoming. She also has a respect for the local Indian population that seems a little uncharacteristic for a sheltered woman of her time.

    Written by Iola’s Christian Reads on April 30, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2BAKXNMKWY6HV/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718031652


    Much like Book One, this is an incredibly quick read. In this book, Sarah’s father has died, which didn’t bother me as much as I expected it to.

    I commented in the last review on how I don’t particularly like any of the characters. Book Two doesn’t change that a lot, but I am starting to warm up to a couple of them.

    Written by Footprints in the Butter on April 30, 2015


    I was a little irritated with Rand in this one. Though I can see his side of things, I’m a romantic at heart and it just frustrated me to see him turn so quickly.
    I really felt sad for Sarah. After all she had been through…now this!
    Ugh, don’t even get me started on Jessica (insert booing here).

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on April 30, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R35PP2SV5GTCF5/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718031652


    I enjoyed reading the first book in this series, so I naturally I couldn’t wait to get A Heart’s Obsession.

    Written by Reading Corner Reviews & More on April 30, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3J7A2XF65FEBK


    In this book I felt sad for Sarah. She lost Rand once and then found him again, only to watch him leave her without a thought. Her Dad succumbed to illness and expressed his last wish for Sarah to fight for Rand. She went towards Rand only to find him engaged with Jessica DuBois. She was heartbroken and lonely. I got emotionally attached with Sarah.

    I’m falling for this ‘The Journey of the Heart‘ series; I always love ‘parting and meeting’ tales and this is one of such kind. The story as well as the characters seem real. The cover of the book is elegant and rich in design. I understand Sarah’s character, but I’m yet to understand Rand. I’m hoping to get acquainted with Rand in the coming series.

    Colleen Coble is a promising author.I love her writing style and waiting read more from her.

    Written by Jollity Life on April 30, 2015


    A Heart’s Obsession is the second book in Colleen Coble’s Journey of the Heart series. It picks up right where the first book, A Heart’s Disguise, leaves off. In true Coble style, though, nothing goes as planned. Overall, I really enjoyed this latest installment to the Journey of the Heart series and look forward to the next one!

    Written by Faith * Love * Books on April 29, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R36TQF9SDYZQKF/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718031652


    My Thoughts On The Book: I am huge fan of Colleen Coble and I have read her often. I have yet to be disappointed with her stories. This particular book was the second novella in the Journey of The Heart Series and in my opinion…if it was possible… it was much better than the first book. The action in this story kept it from ever being boring. The characters squared off against Indians, their was a difficult journey out west, Sarah’s nasty Ex-Fiancé Ben tried everything he could….good and bad….to get Sarah for himself. When she finally gets to Fort Laramie Sarah finds the love of her life, Rand, engaged to another woman. This book has it all and I promise you will love it.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this e-book free from Litfuse and NetGalley as part of their Book Review Blogger Programs. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    Written by Karen’s Korner on April 29, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com


    This was a good addition to a nice series. In fact this one was even better than the first book. Just like the first book this reads very fast as it is just a small part of a bigger story. Even though it is a quick read and a small book it does not lack for content. The characters are very developed and I like how the author describes the scenes. The only bad part about this book is that it ends too soon. You want it to keep going so that you can see what is going to happen next. This book will leave you waiting on pins and needles for the next installment. I do suggest reading these books in order.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on April 28, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2SH24LSOENH0S


    As the action shifts from Wabash, Indiana to Fort Laramie, Wyoming deep in the heart of Indian country, the action heats up. Life in the west is just different — white women are in short supply and Indian brides are common and prejudices are rampant. This 98 page novella advances the plot quickly and characters are not as well-developed as in full-length novels, but Coble does not stint on historical details or on romance. A Heart’s Obsession was just the read I needed.


    Written by By The Book on April 27, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R7CS1DPRXOG0J/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718031652


    I enjoyed the look at the life of Indians at Fort Laramie. I’m especially interested to see where Sarah’s new friend Morning Song’s story will go. This portion feels like a set up to the main event, and I can’t wait to get to it!

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on April 26, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1QGSU1NCL4WSO/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718031652


    Oh I loved this one so much better than the first. If the first book was the intro, getting to know the characters, setting up the story – this one is the guts, this is where the suspense starts. You really know the characters so much better by now. And to be honest, I think I even liked Sarah much better in this one. I loved the introduction of Morning Star and hope to read more about her in the next book.

    I think I read this in one sitting. This was very gripping, sad, touching and definitely made me want to read more. I just got the next one in the mail and can’t wait to start it.

    Reminder – This is part of a series. The books take place one after another so if you put them all together you have one big book. You really need to read them in order or you are just not going to get it.

    Thank you Litfuse for sending me this book for my honest review.

    Written by Wall-to-wall books on April 22, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R11G2HZTA3DI77/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    This is book two in the “Journey of the Heart” series. You really need to read the first book to truly understand what is going on, although, the author does a good job of catching us up on the storyline.

    As the story opens, we find Rand ready to get on the train to go west to Wyoming and the army fort he has been posted to. His heart is broken because he believes Sarah has chosen her family over him. As he leaves, he gives his brother a medal he made her and asks him to give it to her and tell her he wishes her happiness.

    This is an excellent book and I read it in one sitting! I’m anxious to read book 3 and see what happens next. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

    Written by Julie – More of Him on April 21, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R34176YT0G1YJM


    A Heart’s Obsession, the second book in Colleen Coble’s series “Journey of the Heart”, picked up where the first book left off. Rand leaves for Fort Laramie and Sarah feels she must stay behind and take care of her ailing father. When her father dies she decides she and her younger brother Joel must go to Fort Laramie so she can get Rand back.

    When Sarah arrives in Fort Laramie her world crumbles when she finds Rand is engaged. Especially since they’d only been separated a couple of months.

    While I am enjoying the story overall, book two has not been my favorite as Sarah’s father dies, her brother shows his real true colors and Rand must have been out of his mind.

    I am looking forward to book three, A Heart’s Danger. Hopefully Rand comes to his senses.

    Written by All Things Are Possible on April 19, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A16DM3OEP4WX8J/ref=pdp_new_read_full_review_link?ie=UTF8&page=1&sort_by=MostRecentReview#RX3GP71VH9O57


    Colleen Coble’s writing is descriptive and emotion-filled! In A Heart’s Obsession, tension continues to mount, unexpected events occur, and the conclusion of the story leaves characters in jeopardy and readers desperate for more.

    Written by Buzzing About Books on April 18, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3CXENOGFS9HY1


    I love how Coble builds suspense and tension. It makes for a compelling plot that is just too good to resist. I’m alternately thrilled and exasperated over the author’s angsty trail of love and betrayal. A fast paced story that can’t be released fast enough for my liking!

    Written by Best Reads on April 17, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1FBHEE9EKSICU


    Now that I have finished this book I feel like I am left hanging and I hate when that happens. It is a good thing because it keeps me reading but it is hard when I have to wait a few weeks in between reading the books.

    Written by The World As I See It on April 15, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1Z19J5RJ2CI0P


    I was some what disappointed with book number two in this series Journey of the Heart. I did not like some of the things that happened and they way it ended was not very appealing to me, left me hanging so I will have to read the next four books in this series. To know what is going on next.

    It is a very fast read as it is a very small book.

    I gave this book 3.5 stars.

    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on April 13, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Obsession-Journey-Heart/dp/0718031652/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1428981658&sr=1-4&keywords=colleen+coble


    I loved reading the first book in the series, so I was naturally looking forward to A Heart’s Obsession. While waiting a whole month for this release, I had a pretty good idea of how the book would be go, but I was completely wrong. I didn’t see Sarah heading off to Wyoming after Rand. Actually, I thought Rand would stay behind in Washbash, Indiana and fight Ben, but the author is a clever writer and threw several twists & turns that I didn’t see coming. Overall, A Heart’s Obsession is a fast-paced emotionally driven sequel that I couldn’t stop reading until the very last page. I can’t wait to read the third entry, A Heart’s Danger!

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on April 13, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3HU4XPV71NIUK/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • Book two of the series is as captivating as the first, and an equally quick read. Again the tension builds, and you’re left with a cliffhanger. I would like to knock Rand up the side of the head, or give him a stout shake, to wake him up! Breathlessly waiting for the next in the series.

    Written by Life at Rossmont on April 13, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R21D4EJYM1SXU0


    A Heart’s Obsession is the sequel to the first novella in the series titled, “A Heart’s Disguise”, which is introducing readers to one of the earliest works of Colleen Coble. Here is the link to my review of the first novel in the series http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-hearts-disguise-journey-of-heart-book.html

    In the second installment, we have Rand now at his post in Wyoming. Sarah’s brother Wade demands she marries Ben no matter how she might feel about him. The tension in the relationships with Ben, Rand and Sarah will keep you rooting for the best man to win Sarah’s heart! Sarah has to learn a different life out in the wilderness, especially in her teaching English to the local tribe.

    Sarah has a heart of compassion and the tenacity to face trials head on even when threatened physically by a man she detests. Sarah loves to read, cook and is glad to be at the fort living with her best friend. Sarah is my favorite character and her virtues are brilliant like when she promises to care for her younger brother whose heart in some ways mirrors Sarah’s.

    I hope that you join me in reading this series and sharing your thoughts with others and perhaps read the books as a book club. I bet the discussions would be lively and laughter a natural byproduct of girls getting together and sharing tea, coffee or something cold. Join me in May when the third book is due to be released and feel free to leave any comments you have on my blog!

    Written by Seeking with all Yur Heart on April 11, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1VFMBWCZ36J7W/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    Sarah’s journey continues, as travels with her brother, to Fort Laramie to meet Rand.

    But upon her arrival, she finds that Rand is already engaged to another woman.

    I didn’t like the way that Wade pressured her to accept Ben’s offer. But Sarah does her best to move on her her life, and finds joy in teaching the Indian children. I appreciated her mettle and determination.

    This is a rather short read, and only the second in a six book series, so I can only anticipate the next book hope that things don’t get worse before they get better… I’m not sure if I like the format. because I tend to feel that the books are too short, and that waiting a month for the next book is rather hard!

    But I look forward to reading more of Sarah’s journey and what will happen next :)

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on April 11, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RU9BHAXNN6G6L


    The action continues as Rand falls prey to the scheming daughter of the Fort Laramie commanding officer. (Urgh!) Poor Sarah, making her way all the way to the fort only to be so shocked. I like that Sarah is willing to help educate the Sioux children. We get insights into life on the wild frontier. We are left hanging at the end of this episode, as the situation turns dangerous.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on April 10, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2CRQI8O0E6KD7/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718031652


    Being introduced to new characters, brings them into the story as we continue to learn of the new life before Sarah at Fort Laramie.

    Trouble comes when Ben Croftner arrives and causes havoc. Will there be retaliation in the midst of winter, removing peace between the fort and the Indian encampment? (to be continued in next month’s issue…)

    Written by Lane Hill House on April 10, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R5VY5C6096G66


    A HEART’S OBSESSION is the second book in Ms. Coble’s serial to introduce readers to her work. Readers will want to read the first book, A Heart’s Disguise, as this series doesn’t stand alone. This serial was originally published in a single book by Heartsong Presents.

    I can’t really say I enjoyed this book. Sarah’s father dies and so she travels west, but Rand isn’t all that welcoming. If you have never read Colleen Coble read her newer books, romantic suspense, published by Thomas Nelson. Don’t start with this serial collection. This is not her best work.

    If you like historicals, books based on Wyoming history, then A HEART’S OBSESSION will be a book to check out. It is a quick read, but being the second part of a whole, it ends with a hook so you buy the next in the serial.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on April 10, 2015
    Read my full review: www.amazon.com