A Fresh Voice in Historical Romance!
Lydia King knows what it’s like to be in need, so when she joins the Teaville Moral Society, she genuinely hopes to help the town’s poor. But with her father’s debts increasing by the day and her mother growing sicker by the week, she wonders how long it will be until she ends up in the poor house herself. Her best chance at a financially secure future is to impress the politician courting her, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that the moral society’s president is her suitor’s mother. Her first task as a moral society member—to obtain a donation from Nicholas Lowe, the wealthiest man in town—should be easy . . . except he flat-out refuses.
Despite appearances, Nicholas wants to help others but prefers to do it his own way, keeping his charity private. When Lydia proves persistent, they agree to a bargain, though Nicholas has a few surprises up his sleeve. Neither foresee the harrowing complications that will arise from working together. When town secrets are brought to light, this unlikely pair must decide where their beliefs—and hearts—truly align.
Well, well, well, I am not exactly sure what I should say about this book. I liked part of it, and I didn’t like part of it.
But! First, I will start with the parts that I did like!!!
I really liked the fact that Lydia and Nicholas got off on the wrong foot. I mean, at first, they both couldn’t stand each other. Well, at the beginning at least…
Anyway, Nicholas was pretty cool. I liked him. I mean, I didn’t fall in love with him like I do with some main guy characters, but he still was nice! As for Lydia, she was genuinely pleasant. I liked her fighting spirit and her willingness to go to the unknown.
Now for the parts that I didn’t like so much…
To be honest, I thought Jagears dragged the book on for just a tad bit too long. I was starting to get bored at the end.
I also couldn’t really find the climax–or most exciting part. The whole storyline seemed kind of flat, if you know what I mean.
Don’t get me wrong. The plot of the story was very thoughtful and creative. I just think that maybe Jagears could have thought of a more exciting climax or shortened the story.
I would like to add something VERY important to my book reviews! I have talked so much about the book covers, that I will now be rating the book covers as well as the writing between the covers.
This cover deserves five stars. The woman’s dress is beautiful, and I love it that she is holding the arm of an ‘unknown’ man.
So, I think that I would give this book two stars. I am sorry to say that I personally wouldn’t read this book again.
Title: A Heart Most Certain
Author: Melissa Jagears
Author’s Website: http://melissajagears.com/
I received this book from the Bethany House Division <http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/bethanyhouse> of the Baker Publishing Group for this review
This review is written in my own opinions and words.