Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Heart's Rebellion by Ruth Axtell

  • Series: A Regency Romance
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (March 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800720903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800720902

This book is also available as an e book.

Dutiful Jessamine Barry is tired of waiting patiently for a man to decide her future. So even though Lancelot Marfleet, second son of an aristocrat, is taking an interest in her during the London season, she refuses to consider him as a suitor. Instead, she's ready to take fashionable society by storm--and finds a rakish young man all too willing to help her do it. When things go too far, Jessamine will learn that the man who is faithful through thick and thin is more worthy than the one who speaks pretty words. But will her disgrace keep Lance from reconsidering her as a wife? And when tragedy strikes and Lance becomes his father's heir and a titled gentleman, will he think she only wants him now because of his title?

Fans old and new will love this lush Regency London story of discovering one's true self and finding one's true love.

My take on this book:
Jessamine Barry is supposed to find a husband in London, thing is her heart is still bruised because she the person she had her heart set on, (her brothers friend) decided to marry someone else. When Lancelot Marfleet comes to town she really isn't interested, but will she change her mind?

Jessamine was a character that I had a hard time liking at the beginning of the story, but as I got to know her and she began to change I changed my mind as well. I found myself enjoying her growth and change as the story progressed. My favorite character had to be Lancelot, I loved his faith. The author certainly provides rich detail, bringing to life the setting and time period. I could easily imagine the style of that time, from the gowns, to the hairstyle the author captured my imagination with her sense of detail. 
I must admit Regency Romance is a genre that I have had a hard time getting into, but once in a while a pretty cover will draw me in and such is the case with Heart's Rebellion, and I am so glad it did! Detailed writing, well drawn characters and a positive christian message made this one a good read for me.   

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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