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3.23.2014

A Heart's Rebellion ~ Review

A Heart's Rebellion
A Regency Romance
By Ruth Axtell

Jessamine Barry had her heart broken when Rees Phillips fell in love with Lady Celine Wexham.  After loving Rees for years Jessamine is determined to capture London society and bring the eligible bachelors to their knees while stealing her heart against love.

Jessamine has captured the attention of Lancelot Marfleet, but how could a man with red hair ever capture hers?  And he is a vicar, reminding her of her father.  But Lancelot is determined to protect this young naive maid from the very society she seeks to conquer in her first season!

Can Jessamine discover what is truly important before she finds herself ruined in not only the eyes of society, but in her own as well?  A little harmless flirtation here, a glass of champagne there, and new gowns in the latest style can't be bad can they?  Jessamine is about to find out...

If you read Ruth Axtell's Moonlight Masquerade, which I did and totally loved, you will be delighted to read A Heart's Rebellion which introduces us more fully to Rees's sister Megan and the young woman he disappointed.

Take a step back in time to London's Regency period and all the grandeur and temptation awaiting the unsuspecting.  Botanical science is a delightful pastime/career which is presented as it would have been at this time in history.  All the while Napoleon is an ever present threat lurking in the background.

 I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review.

About A Heart's Rebellion:

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.