Monday, 21 April 2014

A Heart's Rebellion

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In a world governed by unspoken rules,
one young woman is about to break them all…

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.

Can Jessamine trust her heart to lead her to a love that proves true through thick and thin?  Or will her rash actions close the door on the life she really desires?


While it took me a couple chapters to get into this story, but once I was in, I was hooked.  The relationships, the drama, the romance weaved into a Regency style story made for a very entertaining story.  The character of Jessamine was very relatable – a girl who had her heart broken and feels very unwanted.  Feeling very inadequate, she decides to become someone else, someone presumably exciting, a person that everyone would want to know and be drawn to.  We’ve all felt at times unwanted or lacking, and feeling if we just flip that magic switch, to be like the “other person” who always appears to have friends and attention, then all our cares and worries would float away, and the fun would begin.  While it is always a good thing to strive to improve one’s character, when we stray from who we are, and become someone we are not – someone God did not create us to be – the end result is completely unsatisfying.  True friends will love you for who you are. 

Jessamine’s emotions provided the perfect backdrop to cause me to root for her in finding true acceptance, and true love.  A tense climax in the novel kept me flipping pages with bated breath, waiting and hoping for a Knight to burst into the scene.  A Heart’s Rebellion is a lovely story, and one of the best Regency novels I’ve ever read.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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