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Review and Giveaway: A Heart’s Rebellion March 17, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 10:41 am
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A Heart’s Rebellion


Ruth Axtell


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 thoughts and giveaway:

I have never read anything by Ruth before. I have to say I love her voice. She definitely captures the regency period beautifully with her flow and prose.

At first Jessamine is a bit rough around the edges, complaining a lot. But I love tough characters because that means there’s brokenness in their lives and God can come in and heal that. Sure enough, Jessamine has had  her heart broken and isn’t over it.

She feels unworthy and not beautiful enough to win a husband so she does what so many of us do. She tries to change her outward appearance while she stuffs in her hurt. That was so me so many times in my life.

Then there’s Lancelot, not an overly handsome man but you can tell that he cares for Jessamine. Unfortunately they get off to a rocky start and Jessamine doesn’t care for Lancelot at all.

Instead her attention move to men who are not very respectable and don’t care for her best interest, but they care about how she looks.

Even though this is a historical romance I see this story playing out in many women’s lives today. This is a very relatable novel. And I could tell there would be a wonderful Genesis 5020 ending!

If you enjoy a good historical romance you will not be disappointed with this one 🙂

Visit Ruth’s website here.

Grab you copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping or Books-A-Million.

Win your own copy by leaving a comment by March 23rd at 5:00 pm. (U.S. residents only)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


14 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: A Heart’s Rebellion”

  1. Sounds like another wonderful book to enjoy!

  2. amyc Says:

    I have been waiting for this one to release. I love the cover and it really sounds good
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  3. KayM Says:

    Melissa, loved your thoughts and comments. This sounds like a book I’d enjoy 🙂

  4. Melanie Backus Says:

    Thank you for a great review. Sounds like a wonderful book.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  5. Patty H Says:

    I do love a good historical romance. This sounds like a good one! I’ve read and enjoyed severl books by Ruth…

  6. Hello Melissa. You did very well describing this story. I’ve not read a book by Ruth either but this would be a good place to start. I would love to be your winner. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  7. I enjoy historical romance, but have not read Ruth Axtell. This sounds like a great story! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and giveaway!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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