The Heart's Appeal

· London Beginnings Book 2 · Baker Books
3 reviews

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Strong-minded and independent Julia Bernay comes to London to study medicine and become a doctor--a profession that has only just opened up to women. She witnesses a serious accident, and through her quick actions saves the life of an ambitious young barrister named Michael Stephenson.

Coming from a family that long ago lost its money and its respectability, Michael Stephenson has achieved what many would have thought was impossible. Hard work and an aptitude for the law have enabled him to rise above his family's stigma and set him on the path to wealth and recognition. But his well-laid plans are upended when the accident brings Julia into his life.

Michael soon discovers he's met a woman every bit as stubborn and determined to make her mark on the world as he is. Sparks fly--but will they find common ground?

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3 reviews
Jaquelyn S
March 8, 2018
I haven’t read anything by Jennifer Delamere before this story, and now that I have I know I would enjoy more by her. The Hearts Appeal is the second book in the London Beginnings Series. I haven’t read the first one, but don’t feel that it is necessary to enjoy this one. That being said, I wouldn’t mind reading it to get to know Julia’s sister better. This book was unique in so many ways, and I enjoyed being taken on an adventure unlike any before. Julia being in the medical profession on the cusp of when women were allowed to become doctors was interesting. I found myself imagining what the world was like, and how it would be exasperating knowing most men didn’t acknowledge that women could be doctors. Julia was fun to get to know and I enjoyed her interactions with Michael, the barrister whose life she saved. I liked the story of Michael working hard to achieve his position in society, and how much he appreciated his sister. They each have a heart to help others, and while that is a great thing, sometimes it can get you into some trouble. Will they bow to the expectations of others, or decide to forge their own way in a world that is rapidly changing? I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Romance. The author obviously researched both the medical field and the court systems, so the characters were not only fun, but smart too. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and was in no way forced to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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About the author

Jennifer Delamere's debut Victorian romance, An Heiress at Heart, was a 2013 RITA® Award finalist in the inspirational category. Her follow-up novel, A Lady Most Lovely, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Jennifer earned a BA in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she became fluent in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. She's been an editor of nonfiction and educational materials for nearly two decades, and lives in North Carolina with her husband.

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