Thursday, October 10, 2013

An Honest Heart by Kaye Dacus

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Honest Heart
B&H Books (October 15, 2013)
Kaye Dacus

As I started this book I found myself not really getting into the story and having to force myself to read but the second half really picked up and I found myself enjoying it a lot more!
It was rather interesting how this book took place at the same time as Follow the Heart so we got to get other point of views on some of the events. The main character of the story is of course Caddy Bainbridge but there was also the stories of Dr. Neal Stradbroke, Sir Oliver Carmichael, and Edith Buchanan. I greatly disliked Edith and Oliver even more than in the first book since this time we were in their minds and got to fully experience the conniving ways. Neal and Caddy on the other hand were pretty great characters! I loved how both of them cared for the less fortunate in any way they could. I especially liked how Neal found ways to help those with little to no money "pay" for his services with food and or housework, and how Caddy taught the woman in the debtor's prison how to sew. It was fun to get a look into the life of a seamstress during that time though I don't think I could have put up with all the demands and mind changing of the rich women! I wish we'd have gotten more of the Exhibition but all in all it turned out to be a rather enjoyable read!

Humor, Hope, and Happily Ever Afters! Kaye Dacus is the author of humorous, hope-filled contemporary and historical romances with Barbour Publishing, Harvest House Publishers, and B&H Publishing. She holds a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, is a former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, and currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. Kaye lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is a full-time academic advisor and part-time college composition instructor for Bethel University.
Kaye Dacus (KAY DAY-cuss) is an author and educator who has been writing fiction for more than twenty years. A former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, Kaye enjoys being an active ACFW member and the fellowship and community of hundreds of other writers from across the country and around the world that she finds there. She currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers, which she co-founded in 2003 with three other writers. Each month, she teaches a two-hour workshop on an aspect of the craft of writing at the MTCW monthly meeting. Kaye lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is an academic advisor and English Composition instructor for Bethel University.

Set during the Industrial Revolution and the Great Exhibition of 1851, An Honest Heart is a “sitting-room romance” with the feel of a Regency-era novel but the fashions and technological advances of the mid-Victorian age.
Featuring dual romance stories, the main plot involves seamstress Caddy Bainbridge and the choice she must make between two men: one from the aristocracy, the other from the working class. Award-nominated author Kaye Dacus pinpoints the theme of honesty—both men in this love triangle have deep secrets to hide, and Caddy’s choice will be based on which of them can be honest with her.
Courtship . . . cunning . . . candor. Who possesses an honest heart?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Honest Heart, go HERE


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