Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Heart's Rebellion by Ruth Axtell

OverviewIn 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?
Lose yourself in Ruth Axtell's sumptuous story of discovering one's true self and finding true love.
My review: This was a good book. The plot was good. I love regency novels, so it hit the spot there. The author provided rich details of the gowns and ball rooms, which I loved. There were parts of the story that moved kind of slow. However, the end was satisfying.

The characters are relatable, even though it's discouraging to know one can relate. I can understand Jessamine's behavior. Who doesn't act out of hurt and anger sometimes? I found I didn't really care for her though. I wasn't that impressed with Lancelot either. For a vicar, he was very judgmental. But, I can relate to his actions toward Jessamine because he cared for her. People tend to be more judgmental about ones they love. 

The message was the best part of this book! Jessamine struggles to let God take control of her life because she felt He let her down. Everything happens for a reason, even when you can't see it! God knows what he is doing! We also need to learn to forgive ourselves because God has forgiven us. 

Overall, this was a good story with a great message!

**I received this book for free from the publisher as part of the Revell Reads blogger program in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.**

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