02 February 2017

Erica Vetsch's My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas: Priscilla’s Reveille

My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas: Priscilla's Reveille, by Erica Vetsch


Great Historical Fiction
My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas: Priscilla’s Reveille
(Barbour Publishing)
By Erica Vetsch

Guest Post Reviewed by Andrea Stephens
5 Stars!!!
Great historical fiction! This story made me feel like I was really at Fort Bliss in 1874. Priscilla Hutchens takes leave from her job as artist for the Carterson Ladies' Emporium Catalog in Cincinnati, Ohio to go to Fort Bliss in Texas. 

The book description tells you what she finds when she gets there so I won't repeat it. I will tell you that Priscilla detests Army life. Army first, always. Her father died while out on patrol her mother became estranged from her son, Priscilla’s only sibling when he joined the army. 

Priscilla has no intention of staying more than a few days to retrieve the twins. But those days turn into weeks and her heart begins to change toward their uncle. She is stronger than Major Dr. Elliot Ryder ever thought she would be. 

The author does an amazing job of describing normal every day life in the Fort. There is some action with local and other Indian Tribes. Humorous moments are woven into the story very nicely too. It is the romance that slowly develops between Priscilla and Elliot and what was going to happen to the twins that kept my attention.

I loved this book from the first line to the last.

*I requested and received a copy of this book from the author. A review was not required. These are my own thoughts and feelings about this book.

Giveaway: We're giving away a copy of this launch book in My Heart Belongs series from Barbour!  Leave a comment to enter. Open to international winners, too, as long as Book Depository delivers to your country!  

57 comments:

  1. Oh this looks like a fun read. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. :)

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    1. Andrea did a great job on this review. I am thrilled to be one of the authors in the new My Heart Belongs series from Barbour. Erica has launched the line in style!

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    2. Audra, it is a fun read!
      I'm sure you will enjoy it. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  2. Wonderful review Carrie! Sounds like an interesting book and beautiful book cover. I like that is has humor in it and twins can certainly liven things up. My brother was stationed in Fort Bless, Texas when he was in the Army, but it certainly did not look like it does in this story.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. It is a very interesting book Tina! Erica does such a good job of describing everything, you will feel like you are there. The twins do indeed liven things up.
      ~Andrea

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  3. Thank you for the review and for a chance to win a copy of this book. It sounds like a great story.

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    1. It is a great story Susan, I'm sure you will enjoy it.
      Good luck in the giveaway! I can't wait until Carrie's book in the series comes out.
      ~Andrea

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  4. What a great review, Carrie! Sounds like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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    1. Thank you, Melanie. I enjoyed the book so much, I'm sure you will too.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  5. What an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    JoanEC128[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. It is so interesting Joan. There are even some encounters with local Indian tribes.
      Good luck in the giveaway! I can't wait until July when Carrie's book in the series comes out.
      ~Andrea

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  6. Thank you for the opportunity to win this exciting book.
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Thanks for coming by! Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  7. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.
    MarilynDKC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. It is a great read. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
      Thanks for coming by OWG. Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  8. A wonderful review thank you & such a lovely cover.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thank you, Mary. It is my first time being a guest reviewer. It is a beautiful book. I look forward to more books in the My Heart Belongs series.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  9. Awesome review, Andrea! I love that this series begins in my home state of Texas! Erica, this cover is beautiful!

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much, Caryl! This is a great beginning to the series, I'm excited for the rest.
      Good luck!
      ~Andrea

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  10. I really enjoy reading Erica's books. This sounds like another great story. Thanks for the chance to win My Heart Belongs in Ft. Bliss, Texas.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Hi, Pam! I enjoy reading Erica's books too! I'm sure you will love this one.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  11. Great review! I've heard a lot of wonderful things about this book. I'd love to win a copy of.it.
    Winnie Thomas whthomas13 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks for coming by Winnie! It is my first time as a guest reviewer.
      My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss is a wonderful book! I'm sure you will enjoy it.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  12. This sounds like a great book. I love to read about the history of our great nation. Thanks for the opportunity!

    grandmama_brenda(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Brenda. I love how Historical Christian Fiction authors weave so much history into their great stories.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  13. I love reading and learning about life on the Forts. I am blessed to live near two partially restored forts here in TX. Fort Chadbourne and Fort Concho. fishingjan(at)aol{dot}com

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    1. Hi, Jan! I think you will love this book! Thanks for dropping by.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  14. Great review and sounds like a great read! Thank you for sharing your review and I love the cover. :)

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    1. Thank you, Andrea. I'm looking forward to the rest of the My Heart Belongs series.
      Blessings!
      ~Andrea

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  15. Thank you Andrea and Carrie so much for this latest OWG post!Love Erica Vetsch stories and this review has me very excited for this latest story!! Thank you for being our guide to the best in Christian Fiction ! Thanks also for the giveaway,please throw my name in lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Lynne. I'm blessed to be a first time guest here on OWG. I think you will enjoy this book!
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  16. Sounds like a super cute book!!!

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    1. Hi Amy! The twins in the book are super cute!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Blessings
      ~Andrea

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  17. Hi Andrea! I just had a the pleasure of meeting you yesterday! Your review has me hoping I'll win this Giveaway! I have read one other book by Erica and know I'm in for a treat!

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    1. Hello Kelly! You sweet angel. This is my first guest review. I'm certain you will enjoy this book.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      Blessings!
      ~Andrea

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  18. Thanks for the information/review. I have visited the area, and there is much of historical interest. Should be a very good read! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Cathy! I'm sure you will love the book, having visited the area, you will have a much more vivid view of the picture Erica paints with her words.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  19. This looks like a great story. I will add this one to my "to be read" list. :-) Thank you for the information.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Melissa! It is a great story. I look forward to more in the My Heart Belongs series.
      Blessings!
      ~Andrea

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  20. Looks like a good read! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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    1. Hi Kelly! Thanks for dropping by.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  21. Our Church Library readers enjoy historical fiction books. This book will be at the top of their list. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Janet! Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  22. Thanks for sharing Andrea! Sounds like a great start to a new series.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Patty! It is a great start to the series. I can't wait to read all of them!
      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  23. Thank you for the review. I'm looking forward to reading these series. They sound really interesting.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for coming by Karen. It's my first guest review. I think this is going to be a great series.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  24. ANDREA, Thanks for sharing your review! This book sounds great. And I love the cover. It's absolutely gorgeous!!! Have a blessed weekend~ Anne

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    1. Thank you so much, Anne! It's my first guest review. I loved this book. I can't wait for the rest of the My Heart Belongs...books.
      Thanks for coming by!
      Blessings
      ~Andrea

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  25. This book sounds awesome & I love the cover!!! Thanks for sharing with us! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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    1. Hi Robin! It's a beautiful book. I'm excited for other people to read it.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      ~Andrea

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  26. Thanks for your review, Andrea - I received Erica's book just a couple of days ago and look forward to reading it. I always enjoy her writing!!

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie! I'm sure you are going to love the book!
      Blessings!
      ~Andrea

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  27. Sounds like a great book to read! Looking forward to it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Betti! I think you will like Priscilla's Reveille.
      Blessings
      ~Andrea

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    2. Per random.org you are the winner of a copy of Erica Vetsch's novel which launches our "My Heart Belongs" line with Barbour, Betti! Congrats!!! Will contact you via FB or email!

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