The Journey of the Heart (A Heart's Disguise/A Heart's Obsession/A Heart's Danger) :
Three Journey of the Heart novellas in one volume.
A Heart's Disguise
In the celebratory mood of the recently-ended Civil War, Sarah discovers her betrothed has been keeping a devastating secret.
While the tiny town of Wabash, Indiana, celebrates the end of the fighting, Sara Montgomery attends the parties, but inside she's fighting a deep sadness. The love of Sara's life, Rand Campbell, didn't come back from the front.
So her brother and ailing father persuade her to pledge herself to another man--despite her misgivings. When Sarah finds out that Rand is in fact alive--and that her fiance Ben Croftner knew it--she indignantly breaks off their engagement.
Croftner doesn't take rejection lightly--and a single woman with a sick father makes an easy target. He abducts Sarah, his intentions anything but honorable. Then Rand comes to her aid . . . only to reveal that he has been posted at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and asks her to go with him as his wife.
Will Sarah leave her dying father's side for the only man she's ever loved? And what plans are forming in the jealous heart of Ben Croftner?
A Heart's Obsession
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-fiance Ben Croftner arrives in Wyoming, obsessed with having her back in his arms.
A Heart's Danger
Christmas is coming, and the air at Fort Laramie has turned cold . . . but relations with the Sioux have turned colder. As tensions between soldiers and natives approach a tipping point, a trap has been set for Rand Campbell.
Rand's new fiancee wants to keep him from returning to Sarah Montgomery . . . for whom his heart clearly still yearns. Sarah just wants to move on with her life at Fort Laramie, but is doing so under the watchful eyes of both Campbell - the man whose love she craves - and Croftner - the man whose lies have cost her everything.
Will Rand fall victim to the conspiracy and go through with his wedding? Or will he declare his love for Sarah and make good on the promises that brought her into the rugged western territories?