My Heart Stood Still by Lori Copeland is the second in the series of Sisters of Mercy Flats.
Ann-Marie and her sisters, unknown to the mission nuns, have been supplementing the coffers at the mission in Mercy Flats by disguising themselves as nuns. As My Heart Stood Still begins, Anne-Marie is being carted off from a jail wagon after a Comanche attack, by a Crow warrior named Creed. Her other two sisters were rescued by two white men and taken in a different direction. As she is riding astride the “savages” horse, she can’t help but wonder if she’ll ever see her sisters again.
However, after her daring rescue, it looks like Ann-Marie’s time has run out. A gentleman she and her sisters have swindled recognizes her and turns her over to the authorities. As a result of his exposure, she must use her wit and skills of deception to avoid being hung, thus putting her and Creed’s life in danger.
Along the way, Anne-Marie is given Biblical insight into her wrongs, but how can she break a promise to her sisters? Are they even alive? How will she ever make it safely back to Mercy Flats? Anne-Marie also realizes she is falling for Creed, but does he care for her, too?
My Heart Stood Still is a fast moving and attention-grabbing story that fills in details and doesn’t leave you feeling as if you missed out by not reading the first book. The story is sure to make you want to read the others in the series, though.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.