Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Heart's Rebellion

In “A Heart’s Rebellion” by Ruth Axtell we are whisked away to 1815 London. Jessamine Barry along with her best friend Megan is in London for her first season and she has not been impressed by the aristocrats. She escaped to London in hopes of recovering from a broken heart. When she meets Lancelot Marfleet she finds him intriguing but does not consider him as a suitor. Lancelot however is immediately taken with the lovely and standoffish Jessamine. Lancelot and Jessamine have a lot in common he being a vicar and she being a vicar’s daughter. The more he tries to get to know her the more she pulls away. She is not ready to trust her heart again. Jessamine decides to do more to fit in with London society and finds herself drawn to a dashing and somewhat disreputable young man. When an unfortunate even happens Jessamine leaves London for the safety of her home. Lancelot still feels that she is the woman God intends for him and prays for guidance. Will the two find their way back to one another?

This is a sweet love story that will sweep you away to London during the Regency period. There is a certain romance about that time and Ruth Axtell gives a very good picture and makes you feel like you are there with Jessamine and Lancelot. In this book we see how faithful Lancelot is to God and that he trusts Him even when things are bleak. We also see how Jessamine reacts to having her heart broken and veers off the path God has chosen for her because she is scared to love again, but we also see that she comes back to Him in her time of need. This is a great story of hope, trust, and love. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Revell.

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