Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Heart's Rebellion Book Review

SUMMARY:  In a world goverened 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 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?
     Love yourself in Ruth Axtell's sumptuous story of discovering one's true self and finding true love.

REVIEW:  Ruth Axtell writes a wonderful book about the restrictions women face in the early nineteenth century, both those with money and those without, regarding how they dressed, how they acted and the accessories they could wear.  Jessamine is a wonderful character.  She is getting over a broken heart and is not ready to meet a potential spouse.  She speaks her mind and wears her glasses in public, a major no-no of that day.  When she meets the woman who married her former sweetheart and is put in many situations where they must spend time together, she rises above her feelings and ends up befriending her during a difficult time. 
     This is a good book, one I really enjoyed.  I look forward to reading more from this author.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

Ruth Axtell is the author of many novels, including Moonlight Masquerade and Wild Rose, one of Booklist's Top Ten in Christian Fiction.  Currently a resident of Downeast Maine, Axtell has lived in the Canary Islands, Miami, and the Netherlands.  Learn more at

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