MY HEART BELONGS IN FORT BLISS, TEXAS : PRISCILLA'S REVEILLE
A custody battle brings two stubborn individuals together at a remote Texas Fort
Fashion artist Priscilla Hutchens has a grudge against the army that has ruined her family and taken the people she holds most dear. When her niece and nephew are left orphaned at Fort Bliss, Texas, she seeks custody of them immediately. There is just one thing standing in the way -- the post surgeon, Major Elliot Ryder, who also has a claim to the children. Priscilla and Elliot will cross swords but each will have to lay down arms if they are to find a lasting peace on which to form the family both are longing for.
Journey now to Fort Bliss in West Texas of 1874 where a battle is about to be waged between hearts.
Vetsch delivers humour and grit along with sweet romance in her latest novel. I found the fort setting absolutely fascinating and this author does her research so there are tons of interesting details that bring the story to life. From the fort routines to the doctor's surgery; Indian relations to the plight of women in these lonely outposts -- all contributed to my frantic page-turning.
Priscilla is a force to be reckoned with -- so determined to hate everything about the military. Her intention is to 'rescue' the children and bring them back to civilization but their equally determined uncle stands in her way. .
There's no doubt that Elliott loves the twins even though he's giving them an unorthodox upbringing. But he's not about to renege on the promise he made to his dying sister and there's no way some fancy city lady is going to take away his niece and nephew. Their clash of wills is stupendously fun to read -- especially when the undercurrents of attraction threaten to break to the surface.
Love the brilliant way the author knits their lives together until it's impossible to imagine either without the other. But goodness, does she ever make them work for that happily ever after!
A stupendously thrilling story rich in history, steeped in faith and filled with love.
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