“A Heart Most Certain” ~ Book Review

Sep 12, 2016 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Melissa Jagear’s newest release, A Heart Most Certain.


As is my custom, if I could ask Melissa one question about A Heart Most Certain it would be — “Was it difficult to write about the red-light district?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

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From the Back Cover:

While Lydia King’s reasons for joining the Teaville Moral Society might be suspect to some members, her heart is in the right place. Because of her father’s debts and her mother’s persistent illness, her best chance at a secure future and curing her mother is to impress the politician courting her. Her first task–to ask the town’s wealthiest man to donate–seems simple enough . . . until he refuses.

Despite appearances, Nicholas Lowe wants to help others, but prefers to keep his charity private. When Lydia proves persistent, they agree to a bargain, but Nicholas still intends to do things his own way. Neither predicts what they’ll learn about true charity or foresee the complications their actions will bring to the town, forcing Lydia to decide where her beliefs and heart truly align.


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

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I loved reading A Heart Most Certain by Melissa! I had only read a novella of hers previously and the cover on this book drew me right in. 🙂 The mansion, the color, that lady holding the man’s arm and looking back at…what? The plot was different than that I had read before and so it kept me wanting to read more to see what happened next.

Nathaniel was just amazing! I loved him even when I first met him and he was classified as “Scrooge.” Going through Nathaniel’s journey, and watching him change was something powerful. Melissa pulled it off in a way and made it so believable. Of course, no one would believe him if he had changed too quickly!

And then there was Lydia — she was only trying to do what she believed others wanted her too. But deep down, she was scared for her and her mother. And who could really blame her? She allowed herself to be softened by what Nathaniel showed her and then, I loved the way that SHE was able to soften the stubborn Mr. Lowe. Though I will say, they were both stubborn on matters concerning the heart!

The ending, however, was magical and perfect!


*I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review which I have given*


Other books by Melissa I will read next:

A Bride for Keeps

A Bride in Store

A Bride at Last

1 Comment

  1. It was difficult to write about it, not just emotionally, but trying to write enough that readers of the Christian genre would personally feel for the people of the district, etc. but not in so much detail that they’d be offended by the details I included. It was a balancing act there. 🙂

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