Jennifer DeLamere – An Heiress at Heart

July 22 – 26

Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance

Is Introducing

An Heiress at Heart
(Grand Central Publishing)

By

Jennifer DeLamere

2013 Rita nominee

About the Author:
The youngest child of a Navy pilot and a journalist, Jennifer acquired a love of adventure and an excitement for learning that continues to this day. She’s lived in three countries and traveled throughout the United States. An avid reader of classics and historical fiction, she also enjoys biographies and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the characters and places in her books. Her debut novel An Heiress at Heart was chosen by Grand Central Publishing to be the first inspirational romance for their Forever imprint. She resides with her husband in the southeastern United States–where, when not writing or dreaming up romantic adventures for her characters, she can be found fantasizing about her next ski trip or international vacation.

Website: http://www.jenniferdelamere.com/

About the Book:
A youthful indiscretion has cost Lizzie Poole more than just her honor. After five years living in exile, she’s finally returning home, but she’s still living a secret life. Her best friend Ria’s dying wish was for Lizzie to assume her identity, return to London, and make amends that Ria herself would never live to make. Bearing a striking resemblance to her friend, and harboring more secrets than ever before, Lizzie embarks on a journey that tempts her reckless heart once again . . .

 

A committed clergyman, Geoffrey Somerville’s world is upended when he suddenly inherits the title of Lord Somerville. Now he’s invited to every ball and sought after by the matchmaking mothers of London society. Yet the only woman to capture his heart is the one he cannot have: his brother’s young widow, Ria. Duty demands he deny his feelings, but his heart longs for the mysterious beauty. With both their futures at stake, will Lizzie be able to keep up her façade? Or will she find the strength to share her secret and put her faith in true love?

Amanda’s Review:

What can I say? I adored this book from debut author Jennifer Delamere. It had all the elements that, for me, make a great read. An Heiress at Heart is a heart-stirring romance, with a dash of suspense and a few surprising twists. It is set in Victorian London with reflections of Australia and carries within its pages a message of hope.

For me, the characters stood out on the page. A noble and honourable hero, a leading lady with a good heart who’s lost her way a little, a nasty villain and a colourful supporting cast kept me turning pages late into the night. I especially enjoyed the somewhat flippant James who provided some comic relief with his witty remarks. I do hope to see more of him in the continuing series of Love’s Grace, because I will definitely be reading more from this author.

I recommend this novel to all lovers of Historical Romance. You won’t be disappointed!

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for a free review copy.

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