- Product type: Book
- Format: Paperback
- Release Date: Jan 8, 2013
- UPC: 9781621360155
- Height: 0
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- Length: 0
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 296
- Publish Date: Jan 8, 2013
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 1621360156
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- Mystery of the Heart by tickmenot on 3/15/14
For the most part, this story centers around a spearhead, Lady Mercy Grayson and Lord Eden in England in the early 1800′s. The action begins on the very first page with Lady Grayson washing up on the ocean’s shore scandalously dressed in men’s clothing. Lord Eden comes to her rescue, although he must cut her hair as short as a boy’s in the process.
Lord Eden is in the midst of an adventure of his own involving an ancient spearhead. Legend has it that this is the actual spear the Roman soldier struck Jesus in the side with while he was on the cross. Stories have sprung up that whoever possesses the spearhead will receive healing. The legend continues claiming that whatever country it is in will be invincible. The heir apparent to the British throne wants the spearhead for the healing of his ailing father, and to see if it will give him power and make him unbeatable when he becomes king.
As the story unfolds, Eden is put in precarious situations as people attempt to steal the spearhead. At the same time, Mercy goes against the pressure of her society for women not to have careers, by seeking training to become a medical doctor. She has learned the ancient art of acupuncture, and applies it often with positive results. Grayson and Mercy’s lives intersect more and more often as the story goes on. The two of them, along with Mercy’s family, get thrust into many dangerous predicaments and, at every turn, people appear that are out to hurt them.
I liked all the different situations this book covered. But sometimes, the story moved too fast and was a bit confusing. Also, there were descriptions of character’s sickness that were too detailed for me. But it was an exciting tale, and I felt like I had been on an enjoyable escape after I finished this novel. The author did a good job of drawing the reader into the story, and the time period it is set in.
Mystery of the Heart is the third book in a series. This story can stand on its own, although there were a couple of references to an earlier story-line. Since this is Christian fiction, I was happy to find many Biblical references, and discussions by characters about their faith. I would recommend this five star book to readers who like a tale that goes along at a good clip, has some mystery, a bit of history and a dash of romance.
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Booketeria and Realms Publishing, Charisma Media for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner.
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