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Book Review: My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss by Erica Vetsch

99Journey now to Fort Bliss in West Texas of 1874, where…
A Battle Is About to be Waged Between Two Hearts.

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 twin niece and nephew are left orphaned at Fort Bliss, Texas, she swoops down on Fort Bliss to gain custody of them immediately.

There is just one thing standing in the way—Post surgeon Major Elliot Ryder, who is also the twins uncle, also claims the children and thinks he knows what is best for them.

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.  Who will win the battle? Or will a truce be called for the sake of love and family?

More from My Heart Belongs in Series…
My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmella’s Quandary by Susan Page Davis (March 2017)
My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca’s Plight by Susanne Dietze (May 2017)
My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels (July 2017)
My Heart Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley: Lily’s Dilemma by Andrea Boeshaar (September 2017)

My Thoughts: From the beginning, the plot had intrigued me. As individuals, the moment Pricilla and Elliot stepped onto the page, I had connected with them. But as a couple…not so much. There was something about their attraction toward each other that didn’t feel realistic at the start of the novel. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. But I’m happy to report that by the middle of the book, something just clicked. The plot and the chemistry came together in a great way. The twists in the plot kept coming. The characters kept evolving. And I suddenly had a book in my hands that I couldn’t put down.
I enjoyed the historical setting of the military fort in Texas, the difficulties from a variety of tribes in the area as well as some of their customs, and the background on herbal healing of that day. While I wasn’t sure what to think of it in the beginning, this really turned out to be a great book in the end.

Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving it 5 stars and recommending it to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical, Christian Western, or a military setting.

~I received a copy from the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All thoughts are my own.

5 thoughts on “Book Review: My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss by Erica Vetsch”

    1. YES! I felt like I was there too. You certainly appreciate the hardships others had to suffer before you.
      And, yes, that was a great first line! I loved the line further in, “No woman is worth 6 dogs.” LOL VERY memorable.

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