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

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Journey now to Fort Bliss in West Texas of 1874, where...
A Battle Is About to be Waged Between Two Hearts.

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 immediate
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2017 by Barbour Books
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Whispering Stories
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
1874, Priscilla Hutchens has just received word that her brother and sister-in-law, have been killed and that their two seven-year-old twins, Teresa (Tessa), and Timothy, have been left orphaned.

She decides that the children will need to come and live with her in Cincinnati, Ohio, so she sets off on the long journey to Fort Bliss army barracks, Texas, where the children are currently are living.

On arrival Priscilla causes a bit of a stir with the soldiers, with her good looks and expensive cloth
Deanne Patterson
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Erica Vetsch is an author not to miss. She has done it again, penning a gripping historical romance that grabs your attention right from the start of the book and doesn't let go even after it's finished. This author has really done her research, with vivid historical descriptions you could imagine yourself in Fort Bliss,Texas. I love the idea a of new series of historical romances created for readers who love historical destinations. I want to read many more books in this series. I know the stor ...more
Dana Michael
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love to read historical romance books. The author did a wonderful job of taking me back to 1874 to Texas after the civil war. I felt like I was there observing what was going on during that time period. The heroine, Priscilla was from Cincinnati and traveled to Fort Bliss to bring home her twin niece and nephew after the death of their parents. She had no idea that they had an uncle on their mother's side who was already taking care of them. Major Ryder had no inclination whatsoever of ever le ...more
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was such an enjoyable story and a fun peek back into history. Elliot and Priscilla were both easy characters to like. Even though they each thought that they knew what would be best for the orphaned twins, it was the journey of watching their hearts grow toward each other that was very special in this story. The twins, Tessa and Timothy, were also great characters and very nicely written.

My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas: Priscilla’s Reveille was filled with romance, danger, and many ob
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: orphans, own, army
Because my son is stationed in Fort Bliss, and because I was just there this winter, I picked this book up, and I'm glad I did.

Very good story of Priscilla, a fashion catalog illustrator, traveling across the country to claim her brother's twins who were left orphans at Fort Bliss when their parents died of fevers. Priscilla has a tremendous grudge against the Army, and with good reason. Her father, an Army officer, died while on patrol in a blizzard, leaving her mother to raise two children on
This is an enjoyable Western novel about a young woman who goes to Texas to claim her niece and nephew after her brother and sister-in-law die. Her mother had been an embittered military widow, and Priscilla wants nothing to do with the military...not even with the good-looking doctor who just happens to be the children's uncle, and who's determined to keep her from taking the children away from everything they've ever known. I enjoyed the story and read it in a day easily.
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I really enjoyed this gentle romance set in the heart of Texas during a very volatile time with the surrounding Indians. The author did a great job of painting a clear picture of the setting and the people for my mind.

Priscilla and Elliot are at odds. Both are determined to have custody of their young niece and nephew. Priscilla wants to take them away from the awful Fort they have been living at and Elliot is determined to keep the kids right where they are because it's all they have ever known
Meagan Myhren-bennett
My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas
Priscilla's Reveille
By Erica Vetsch

When Priscilla Hutchens receives word that her brother and his wife have died, she hurries to the rugged and dangerous army post they called home. She's determined to save the young niece and nephew she's never met from the horrors of army life.

To Priscilla's dismay, she can't just whisk the children away to her home in Cincinnati. Culture and refinement are put on hold by the arrogant post surgeon Major Elliot Ryder who s
Julie Carpenter
If you are a lover of historical fiction and Christian fiction, I think you'd really enjoy this new series. So far there are three books listed in the series, all different authors, but I have a feeling that there will be more. This book is the only one released so far but the other two are set for March and May(I believe it's May). In case you're wondering what the other two books are here are the links for them...My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca’s Plight & My Heart Belongs in the ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Erica Vetsch can always be counted on to deliver great historical fiction – rich in fascinating history, swoony romance, vivid characters, and some sass and humor thrown in for good measure. My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss Texas: Priscilla’s Reveille did not disappoint.

Combining frontier medicine (with a hunky doctor at the helm) with the rigors and tensions of a military fort is riveting enough. But then you add in a fashion conscious lady and two adorable twins at the center of a custody battle
Jaime Jo Wright
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I really enjoyed this latest full length from Erica Vetsch. I always love her full lengths and she didn't disappoint. If you're a fan of traditional historical romances with humor and authentic western wit and sass, you will enjoy Fort Bliss and all Priscilla and Elliot have to offer. Not to mention, the last line in the book is probably the best of the entire novel! Perfect for winter read. Don't wait. Soft romance, clean, inspirational, filled with authentic US Calvary history and Victorian me ...more
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
Sweet romance between Priscilla Hutchens that abhors the military and Major Elliot Rhyder that believes in the value of military. They are brought together in arid Fort Bless following the death of Elliot's sister and Priscilla's brother. Priscilla travels from Cincinnati to collect the niece and nephew she's never met and return them to "civilization". It was great to see how her opinion of Fort Bliss and military life changed over time.
Paula Shreckhise
My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas by Erica Vetsch is set in the old West of 1874.

Take a grieving aunt who thinks she knows what’s best for her orphaned niece and nephew and an equally grieving uncle who is well established at caring for the children and you have a serious conflict. Independent Aunt Pricilla has come to take the twins back to Cincinnati with her, but Tess and Tim are already in the custody of their Uncle Elliot Ryder, the post surgeon.
Pricilla Hutchens is not at all suited
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 w
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
In 1874 Priscilla Hutchens travels by wagon train to the army base in Fort Bliss Texas to gain custody of her orphaned twin niece and nephew and raise them in her hometown in Cincinnati. What she didn’t count on was the resistance she would encounter with their uncle, Major Elliot Ryder! Can these two come to an agreement for the good of the children, or will their differences pull them all apart?

I enjoyed this historical set in a place vastly different from what I’ve ever experienced! I could w
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
Once in a while, I find myself reading a book by a favorite author that just doesn't fulfill that author's usual quality of writing. My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas, is just one of those books. Erica Vetsch writes with a deft hand and I've read many of her novellas and enjoyed every single word. This one dragged from the very beginning and never let up.

Amazon's synopsis of the book states:
Introducing a new series of historical romances created for readers who love historical destinations.
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Erica Vetsch took me back to the wilds of Texas in 1874 where love and loyalty clash between two very stubborn yet lonely people. After the devastating loss of her brother and his wife, Priscilla travels from known civilization to collect her niece and nephew from the Army fort they have been living at and bring them home with her. However, Priscilla did not realize that she would meet the stubborn, handsome, and frustrating Uncle of theirs, Major Elliot. Both want what is best for these two chi ...more
This is not my first foray into books of this nature, but this is my first time with this particular author. I'll admit, I was a bit hesitant to start this series, and this was not a good introduction for me overall.

I truly hated Priscilla as a heroine! She had so many assumptions when she first arrived at Fort Bliss, and was so certain she knew what was best for her niece and nephew, despite the fact that she was almost a perfect stranger to them! Watching her attitudes change was akin to pulli
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Vetsch delivers humour and grit along with sweet romance in her latest novel. I found the fort setting absolutely fascinating and this author does her research so there are tons of interesting details that bring the story to life. From the fort routines to the doctor's surgery; Indian relations to the plight of women in these lonely outposts -- all contributed to my frantic page-turning.

Priscilla is a force to be reckoned with -- so determined to hate everything about the military. Her intention
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas" is a Christian romance set in 1874 in Texas. Priscilla and Elliot are well suited to each other in temperament and interests, but they strongly disagree on what's best for the orphaned niece and nephew. Priscilla is certain that a civilized, city upbringing is best for them, but Elliot refuses to let her take the twins from his care or leave his life in the army.

Priscilla stays a while, hoping to change Elliot's mind. She grew up moving from posting to pos
Deborha Mitchell
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very pleasant read.

I've only read one other book by Erica Vetsch, so she is still basically a new-to-me author. This book was very well written, keeping my attention with great characters. I don't usually read books based in a western setting, but this was very good. I highly recommend it. I look forward to reading more of Erica's books.

“I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.”
Rebecca Carter
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review coming soon. I have been busy these days. So, I don't know when I will be able to do reviews. I have 2 other books I need to review. :(
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a fun and enjoyable story! Erica Vetsch has written a charming and delightful novel in My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas: Priscilla’s Reveille. Readers will love the energetic and spunky main character, Priscilla. She may like her fashion and fancy clothes, but when it comes down to it she is a determined and hardworking family centered woman. Readers will enjoy the family focus and theme in the story. Vetsch also includes details about the army, which readers will enjoy learning about. ...more
Pam Mooney
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful heart warming story. I loved how the whole of Fort Bliss worked together to surround the two orphaned children. The contrast between the army doctor uncle and fashion artist aunt really carried the story and helped paint the picture of daily life at a remote Texas fort. I enjoyed the subtle lessons woven throughout the story of strength of character and the roles people play in everyday life. I especially liked how unsung heroes tended to step forward and save the day and were never ...more
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this historical novel of life on a military post in 1874. Erica Vetsch did a great job with the research and made you feel like you were a part of this story. Priscilla is a strong willed, self sufficient woman who locks horns with Elliot who is a strong willed but tender military surgeon. They both want the best for the niece and nephew they have in common, but deny the growing feelings between them. The children grip your heart and you want to give them a hug for the sorrow th ...more
Cheryl Baranski
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas by Erica Vetsch. I loved this story. My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas is a story that will have your heart pounding with anticipation. Making you want more and more of the story until the very end. This story is full of love, determination, devotion. You will fall in love with the two main characters Major Elliot Ryder and Priscilla Hutchens. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4 stars!
Susan Snodgrass
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book snags your attention right away and holds on till the end. Very interesting and full of history, which I love. The characters were well done and the plot also well done.

* I received a copy of this book from Net Galley. My review is my own honest opinion.
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas: Priscilla's Reveille is a wonderful read but Erica Vetsch. This had to be my favorite so far by her. I love how she was able to use the historical setting and drama and humor all in one book.
Highly recommended
5+ stars
Darla Damron
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book and a clean story. Interesting to learn about using herbs for medicinal purposes. We take modern medicine for granted these days.

I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story that not only keeps your attention but you become so invested in it that you forget what time it is. I almost read this in one setting and sure didn’t want to put it down. The author pulls on your heartstrings from the delightful children who have just lost their parents to the aunt and uncle who both want to raise them. The author fills the pages with danger, Indians, death, wonderful characters you will just love and one you will not be too crazy about. There is always o ...more
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Best-selling, award-winning author Erica Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. She’s a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota, and she married her total opposite and soul mate! When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks. You can connect with her at her website, ...more

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