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A Heart's Rebellion: A Regency Romance

Ruth Axtell
A Heart's Rebellion: A Regency Romance
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Throughout her life, Jessamine Barry has always seemed different than the other women. Aside from her unparalleled beauty, her life's ambition is not a husband. In fact, she rejects the idea of marrying Lancelot Marfleet, second son of an aristocrat, who openly takes interes... Read More

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Throughout her life, Jessamine Barry has always seemed different than the other women. Aside from her unparalleled beauty, her life's ambition is not a husband. In fact, she rejects the idea of marrying Lancelot Marfleet, second son of an aristocrat, who openly takes interest in her.

Instead, she's bound and determined to become a leading woman in fashion society. Jessamine finds a rakish young man who immediately takes to her dream. Twists and turns lead her down an unfamiliar road-- one of lies, love, wealth, and ... marriage?

Product Details:
Page Count: 347
Release: 03/2014
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2014
  • UPC: 9780800720902
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  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 347
  • Publish Date: Mar 4, 2014
  • Language: English
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  • BISAC: "FIC042030"
  • ISBN: 0800720903

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A Heart's Rebellion by Ruth Axtell by Tina on 4/25/2014

A Heart's Rebellion, A Regency Romance, book 2 by Ruth Axtell*****

A Heart's Rebellion is a historical regency romance set in 1815 London. For years Jessamine Barry, now 20, has been in love with her best friend, Megan Phillp's brother, Rees. However, Rees breaks her heart when he marries a french woman, Celine de Beaumont, formally the Countess of Wexham. Jealous of Rees's happiness, becomes angry and blames everyone, including God for all that has gone wrong in her young life. Seeing no other recourse, she decides to take matters in her own hands and agrees to a London season staying with her godmother, Lady Bess Beasinger in London. Being a Vicar's daughter, she has been sheltered and an obedient daughter, but determines to leave that behind and enjoy herself.

While at a social gathering, Lancelot Marfleet overhears Jessamine and her friend Megan talking. He joins their conversation even though they have not been properly introduced. Lancelot is the second son of a Baronet, Sir Geoffrey and Lady Marfleet. She learns that he is a Vicar and had been to India on a missionary trip but while there became ill and recently returned home to recover. Even though Lancelot pursues her, she discourages him as she does not want to marry a Vicar—even one so much like her beloved father.

Instead, she encounters Mr. St. Leger at another social gathering and encourages his attentions. However, she does not know the dangerous game she is playing. Mr. St. Leger is of unsavory character and womanizer. Thus she finds herself on a destructive path and in danger. Will Lancelot be able to find her and save her in time? Can she forgive herself and allow God to heal her heart? What of Lancelot, will he win her heart? What plans does God have for their lives?

This is a wonderful historical story full of lost love, jealously, bitterness, danger, restoration, love, romance, forgiveness and more. Ruth Axtell develops her characters in a way that captures the readers heart.

~I received a copy of A Heart's Rebellion from Book Fun Network for my review~

April 1815 ~ Regency England ~ A rebellious heart turned to joy by Kathleen E. on 3/26/2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A Heart's Rebellion by Ruth Axtell, © 2014

There is therefore now no condemnation to
them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk
not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans 8:1

April 1815 ~ Regency England

A girl after my own heart, Miss Jessamine Barry tells her friend, Miss Megan Phillips, she would like to step into Hatchard's ~

When they reached Piccadilly, she said, "I should like to stop in at Hatchard's and see the latest books. We shan't have time to be looking for street addresses if we are to shop."
--A Heart's Rebellion (35)

I am glad they have enjoyed breakfast and their leisurely walk through the park. I would like to come along to the bookshop too.

Jessamine, disheartened by the marriage of Megan's brother Rees (if disheartened is even an appropriate level of the heart's demise) has come to London at the beckoning of her godmother, Lady Beasinger. "Lady Bess" has hopes of Jessamine's heart being filled during this London season.

Jessamine, discouraged by news of Rees bringing his wife to London, with child, determines to change from the guarded person she is to reflect the impromptu appearance of a woman at one of the society dinners. In doing so, will she truly lose herself?

Jessamine finds there is more than catalogued watercolors of exotic plantings. Her outing to London expresses further desires and hopes, however misguided to her true aim of being loved in return. Crushed by a hurt spirit, she delves into a world unknown to her. But the depth of her foundation of Truth sets her apart, if not in actions, in heart.

I love the depth of author Ruth Axtell's stories as she explores the aim of the human heart to be accepted and loved for who we are. Truly the path set before us is guided by His love for us. As Jessamine explores her feelings, she finds true depth of feeling grounded in the love and acceptance she has grown up with by her parents. May we be so grounded that we are able to instill in others their true worth. God's love is sure and true, beyond anything we might try to replace it with until we come to the realization of His unending love for us. Nothing we can do or say will send Him away from us as we uncover the acceptance already given to us. Offered freely, awareness comes to Jessamine. I appreciated the freedom she had to talk to her parents about her time away. Self-doubt is replaced by faith and His amazing grace as she comes to value herself above speculation. A story well-written and open to discovery. The conversations flowed and were well expressed with clarity. Support of others so valid, as they grow together in friendship and acceptance. I look forward to further writings by this author.

Ruth Axtell is the author of many novels, including Moonlight Masquerade and Wild Rose, one of Booklist's Top Ten in Christian Fiction. Currently a resident of Downeast Maine, Axtell has lived in the Canary Islands, Miami, and the Netherlands. Learn more at ruthaxtell.com.

***Thank you to Revell Reads Blog Tour for sending me a copy of Ruth Axtell's A Heart's Rebellion to read and review. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

Great read. by aussiegirl on 3/20/2014

3/19/2014 posted

Ruth Axtell

I love the cover. The colors are really pretty and cover has you looking at it with awe or at least I do. I love looking at the covers first.

The time set for the story is 1851. Jessamine Berry- tries to get men to look at her but so far none. Will she ever find Mr Right or is she just a hopeless case pretty but hopeless as far as men are concerned?

Megan Phillips is Jessamine's best friend and closest person to her that she trust. Jessamine and Megan go to London.

Jessamine at one time thought of Reese Phillips as hers, but then he changed all of that--- Here Jessamine was in a drawing room in London I tell it is to draw a man -- would you say that is why the room was named a drawing room because that is where girls went to get a boy interested in her if she were not married by a certain age. Eeeks I would not like that!!!!!!!!!! Would you?

Lancelot Marfleet was there too. Although Jessamine and Lancelot got off on the wrong foot will God have different plans for them? Maybe???

Maybe just friendship is in the making instead. Maybe Lancelot is more drawn to Miss Phillips instead.

A nice romance story for a rainy day that will bring sunshine to your way!!!!!!!!!!!

What a nice story I recommend it highly, you'll truly enjoy it!

I received this book free from Revell for an honest review. I was not required to write a postitive review just an honest one. The opinion I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else's.

5 Stars
ISBN 978-0-8007-2090-2


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