Book Review: A Home in Your Heart by Bess McBride

Posted May 28, 2020 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Fantasy, Review, Romance, Time Travel, Western / 0 Comments

Book Review: A Home in Your Heart by Bess McBrideA Home in Your Heart (Love in the Old West, #2) by Bess McBride
Narrator: Michelle Babb
Series: Love in the Old West #2
Published by Self-published on 05-18-20
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Time Travel, Western
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-stars

A Home in Your Heart, Book Two of the Love in the Old West series of sweet historical time travel romances
Harriet (Harry) Ferguson is engaged to be married...unhappily so. All she truly wants is a forever home, something she has never had. On a visit to her fiance’s mother in Southeastern Arizona, she stops by a museum on historic Fort Huachuca, an Army post dating to the late 1800s, where the wax figure of a handsome Cavalry soldier captures her imagination—so much so that she can’t resist touching the figure.
Lieutenant Daniel Thorn’s duties at Fort Huachuca involve chasing renegade Apaches and Mexican bandits. One night while on a mission to rescue stolen horses, Daniel’s duties expanded to include the rescue of a young woman who mysteriously fell into his desert campsite. Given that Miss Ferguson does not appear to understand where she is or what happened to her, Daniel must take her to the fort surgeon to examine her for amnesia.
But Harry doesn’t have amnesia. She remembers fully well where she was when she must have traveled in time. And she remembers Daniel, her wax figure somehow come to life.
Can a modern-day woman like Harry find a forever home in the late 1800s? Can a nineteenth century Cavalry soldier like Daniel finally come to believe that Harry hasn’t lost her memory, but her heart, as she traveled 130 years into the past for him?
Available now: Caving into You, Book One of the Love in the Old West series

Harriet Ferguson is in a pickle. She is visiting her mother’s fiance in Southeastern Arizona, just to realize that she does not want to get married to Tom. Spending the day on a museum on Fort Huachuca, she becomes mesmerized at a wax figure picturing a sergeant from the late 1800s. She can’t help herself and touches the figure, being immediately transported more than a hundred years in the past to meet the man that has captivated her.

This is the second book in the Love in the Old West series. I somehow expected a continuation of the first book, but this story is entirely new. What the books have in common is that they are stories are about young women traveling to the past as a consequence of a sudden love for a man from another era.

I enjoy historical novels, I think it is an excellent way of learning about certain past events and culture, even if they are not one hundred percent accurate. The descriptions in this book were rich and detailed, and I found it overall interesting. The introduction is much shorter than in the previous book, having Harry quite early in the story stuck in the past. The love story was entertaining, although somewhat predictable towards the end. There is some action in the book too that makes it more appealing, but it is not, by far, one of the main points.

Michelle Babb delivered a stellar narration with expressive characters’ interpretations. Not only Babb does not disturb the story thanks to a perfect narration and audio production, but she is also able to bring the characters to life in a way that we do not often see. I could listen to the phone book if Michelle Babb narrates it.

This audiobook was a light and easy listen, perfect to take my mind from all the current world problems. Just what I needed!

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-stars