Where Leads the Heart (Heartsong, No 271)
Where Leads the Heart - Heartsong, No 271 Author:Colleen Coble Everyone in Wabash, Indiana, is rejoicing in the aftermath of the Civil War except for Sarah Montgomery. The war has taken what she held most dear. Receiving official notification that her fiance Rand Campbell, is dead, Sarah agrees to marry Ben Croftner. But then Sarah discovers that Rand is still alive and that Ben knew it all along! Rand retu... more »rns in time to stop the wedding, but he is soon to be garrisoned at Fort Laramie in the Dakota Territory. Eventually, Sarah makes her way to Fort Laramie only to find that Rand is engaged to another woman. Sarah has no peace, for she also learns that Ben has followed her trail to Dakota. Confined to the tedium of fort life and surrounded by hostile country, Sarah and Rand must learn that God is in control even in the midst of circumstances that try to keep them apart.« less
Sarah believes Fiance Rand died in the civil war and so deciding that no one else will matter, she agrees to marry Ben. Ben, however, knows Rand is alive! Fortunately Rand gets home the day before sarah's wedding. He's upset that she didn't wait for him and leaves to head westward with the cavalry. Sarah gets on a stage and follows him but he is engaged to another when she gets there.Ben, who is determined to have Sarah andis disgraced with the community realizes he duped them all by lying about rand's death follows sarah and Rand west to get even with them. Rand stopped talking to God during the horrors of the war and sarah lost her intimacy with God when Rand was killed. So amidst all their problems and all of Bens evil deeds, these 2 eventually have to turn back to God to find thier way. It is a wonderful, sweet story. Well written, great characters.