Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears

From the publisher:

While Lydia King's reasons for joining the Teaville Moral Society might be suspect to some members, her heart is in the right place. Because of her father's debts and her mother's persistent illness, her best chance at a secure future and curing her mother is to impress the politician courting her. Her first task--to ask the town's wealthiest man to donate--seems simple enough . . . until he refuses.

Despite appearances, Nicholas Lowe wants to help others, but prefers to keep his charity private. When Lydia proves persistent, they agree to a bargain, but Nicholas still intends to do things his own way. Neither predicts what they'll learn about true charity or foresee the complications their actions will bring to the town, forcing Lydia to decide where her beliefs and heart truly align.

I just loved this book.  I was hooked right away.  The cover drew me in with its beautiful detail and then the writing kept me eagerly returning to this book again and again. 

I have never read Melissa Jagears before but I will definitely be on the look out for her name from now on.  Truly I was engaged fully through out the whole book and loved the character and plot developments as they went along.

If you are a fan of North and South and/or Pride and Prejudice you will fall in love with this book.  Lydia's own love for books will mirror your own. 

Melissa Jeagears reveals a part of life where past choices could taint you for life.  The hope for second chances will warm your heart.  The damage of prejudices, especially those held as Christians are shown to be what they are, and it is a powerful witness that is so important with current events to consider.  The conversations that Lydia and Nicholas have together will challenge you and grow you as a reader.

I highly recommend this book.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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