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My heart belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas : Priscilla's reveille [text (large print)] / Erica Vetsch.

By: Vetsch, Erica [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Edition: Large print edition.Description: 403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781432838294 (large print : hardcover); 1432838296 (large print : hardcover).Other title: Priscilla's reveille.Subject(s): Large type books | Custody of children -- Fiction | Fashion illustrators -- FictionGenre/Form: Christian fiction. | Romance fiction. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: 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?
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Introducing a new series of historical romances created for readers who love historical destinations. Journey to Fort Bliss, Texas, where a battle of emotions versus ideals is about to be waged. When a high-steppin' eastern fashion artist, Priscilla Hutchens, swoops down on the fort to gain custody of her twin niece and nephew she is met with resistance by their uncle, post surgeon Major Elliot Ryder, who thinks he knows what is best for them. Who will win the battle? Or will a truce be called for the sake of love and family?

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?

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Publishers Weekly Review

Vetsch takes readers back to the 1870s, in an unsettled west with rocky relations between Native Americans and white soldiers in this first installation of her My Heart Belongs In series. Upon hearing about the death of her brother and his wife, Priscilla Hutchins leaves the comfort of her Cincinnati home and heads west with the single-minded goal of consoling her nephew and niece (who are twins) and rescuing them from what she sees as the horrors of military life, after they are placed under the guardianship of Major Elliot Ryder. Ryder, the Fort Bliss doctor, has his hands full with the hospital, building relationships with the Kickapoo Tribe, learning about the medicinal local fauna, and watching over the two exuberant seven-year-olds. Though the ending is telegraphed from the moment Priscilla arrives in town, Vetch's humor, description, and dialogue make the journey entertaining. When Priscilla arrives, Major Ryder challenges her intentions and her plans for the twins. Though her intentions are honorable, miscommunications and her own misconceptions put her at odds with Ryder and the other soldiers at the fort. Although they're from vastly different worlds, Hutchins and Ryder both rely on their Christian faith during hard times, which is tested as well as strengthened. Vetsch does a fine job fleshing out the protagonists, and the ancillary characters are all endearing in their own brusque or innocent way. A promising start to a new series perfect for fans of inspiring historical romances. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.