The Heart’s Appeal



Strong-minded and independent Julia Bernay comes to London to study medicine and become a doctor–a profession that has only just opened up to women. She witnesses a serious accident, and through her quick actions saves the life of an ambitious young barrister named Michael Stephenson.

Coming from a family that long ago lost its money and its respectability, Michael Stephenson has achieved what many would have thought was impossible. Hard work and an aptitude for the law have enabled him to rise above his family’s stigma and set him on the path to wealth and recognition. But his well-laid plans are upended when the accident brings Julia into his life. 

Michael soon discovers he’s met a woman every bit as stubborn and determined to make her mark on the world as he is. Sparks fly–but will they find common ground?


Jennifer Delamere’s newest book The Heart’s Appeal is the second book the the London Beginings series. Now I haven’t read the first in the series and I can say that it didn’t effect my understanding of this book.

There were some things I really liked about the book and some things I wasn’t crazy about.

First, this was a story about Julia and Micheal finding each other and despite being from two different worlds fall in love. While I know the book was about them part of me was dissappointed with a lack of chemistry. Don’t get me wrong they were cute but I just felt they were a little lacking.

Now that being said, the rest of the characters were vibrant and fun. They all had many layers to them and depth. My favorites had to be David and Lady Edith. I felt there was just so much more to their stories!

I loved the topics being disscussed. Women’s rights was a huge topic during this time period. I also loved the breaking through of class distinctions. Or that nouveau riche if you will. Those themes carried this book.

All in all it wasn’t a bad book. It was even charming at times. I may try the first book in the series to see how that one is.



Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764219219
ISBN-13: 9780764219214



I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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