Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Heart Revealed

23453182From Goodreads:    Amber Marie Sterlington, the Rage of the Season in Regency-era London, has her pick of men, and she knows what she wants most in a husband: a title and a fortune. Why would she ever marry for something as fickle as love? And why would she ever look twice at Thomas Richards, a third son of a country lord?
But when Amber’s social standing is threatened, the character of her future husband becomes far more important than his position. After a public humiliation, she finds herself exiled to Yorkshire. Alone except for her maid, Amber is faced with a future she never expected in a circumstance far below what she has known all her life. Humbled and lonely, Amber begins to wonder if isolation is for the best. Who could ever love her now?

My Thoughts:

-    I enjoyed this story, not as much as other Proper Romances, but I still liked it. 

-    I liked that Amber had a very unique predicament, especially for a regency setting. It makes this book stand out.

-    The beginning is very engaging, but the middle was a little slow. It was the same days over and over again. I couldn't read the ending fast enough though.

-    This book felt like a Johnny Lingo retelling. The moral of the story was shoved in my face a little too much. It wasn't horrible, but Thomas's spiel at the end got a little tedious.

-    I really liked Amber's character development. She was such a snob at the beginning, and I love how she learns to become self sufficient, and how she learns about what really matters in life.


  1. I really hate when an agenda or moral is forced on me as a reader. I’m ok with the author having something to say but it needs to be seamless with the story and not shoved down your throat. I still want to try this author.

  2. "A Johnny Lingo retelling" -- ha ha ha ha. I actually loved this book. I've never been hugely impressed by Kilpack, but this one changed my mind. I'm looking forward to reading more of her recent novels.