Mar 17, 2014

Book Review: A Heart's Rebellion by Ruth Axtell

Back Cover: 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?

Lose yourself in Ruth Axtell's sumptuous story of discovering one's true self and finding true love.

My Review: Honesty time. I did not remember reading Ruth Axtell before. Though the name was vaguely familiar, I forgot I'd read Moonlight Masquerade until I was half way through this book. (You can read my review of Moonlight Masquerade by clicking here.) Suddenly realizing why I felt like I knew these characters did improve my experience of reading this story. This novel takes place after the events in Moonlight Masquerade and focuses on Jessamine (the spurned lover from the previous book). I must express my displeasure in Jessamine's character and the way she conducts herself during her season. However, she does improve as the story progresses, and I found this novel much more enjoyable than the first.

My Rating:

My Recommendation: I recommend this book to historical fiction readers who enjoy regency romance.

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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