Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mystery of the Heart by Jillian Kent

Lord Eden is intrigued by Lady Mercy Grayson’s secret, but how can he hope to gain her heart if he is forced to betray her? Lady Mercy Grayson longs to be a physician like her older brother, Lord Ravensmoore. However, society would never tolerate a female physician, let alone one who is a noblewoman. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands, disguising herself as a man to get through medical school. But when a colleague grows suspicious, Mercy is in danger of losing more than her dreams. Returning home from a secret voyage for the regent, Lord Eden agrees to give Mercy passage back to London. As their attraction to each other grows, they face circumstances, decisions, and treachery that could forever change the course of their lives.

About Jillian Kent

Jillian spent the first semester of her senior year of college at Oxford studying British Literature, where she fell in love with England. During this season, she came to appreciate the written word, the rich imagery of romantic poetry like The Highwayman, and historical novels of many types, including Jane Austen and all things Regency.

Today Jillian, still loves to watch Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility, but she also enjoys digging deeper into the darker aspects of the Regency period. This balance of light and dark is reflected in her books.

Jill received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Bethany College in West Virginia, and her Masters Degree in Social Work from WVU, and she brings her fascination with different cultures and societies into her writing.

Faith is another feature of Jillian's work. "My Christian faith is very important to me and its only natural that God plays a part in my writing, because He is so much a part of my every day life. Faith is a journey for each of us, and I love to explore my character’s faith issues--whether they are running toward God or away from Him--and the reasons behind their motives. Fascinating stuff!"

Jill has always been a romantic at heart, so readers will find a good dose of romance woven through each of her novels. Jill, her husband Randy, and children Katie and Meghan are animal lovers. They currently own one dog, Bandit and a menagerie of cats, Lucky, Yuma, Snow, and Holden. Critters of all assortments make their appearance in her stories.

My Review:

Lady Mercy Grayson is not the typical member of English Society, she opens the book dressed like a male, and trying to make it to shore, after being thrown in the Ocean. What was doing in the Ocean?? The beginning of the third installment in the Ravensmore Chronicles. That being said, I recommend that your read the first two books, they are equally as good, but this can be read alone.
While Lady Mercy is lying on the beach, trying to breath from her ordeal, Lord Eden chances upon her. In the end he helps her, and cuts her hair...ugh! He tells the men on the ship that he has brought a boy to help and be his Valet...he has no idea who she really is.
You can just picture the surprise in his eyes, when she gives him the address of her sister, Countess Victoria, married to Lord Witt. He also finds out her brother is Devlin Grayson, Lord Doctor Ravensmore.
We are about to set out on a great adventure, one where Lord Evan has been charged to bring a relic to the Regent, and another where Lady Mercy, wants desperately to be a physician.
Will theses two be able to find a bit of romance between them, or will one of them end up dead, with all the evil that is going on?
This is a good, action packed Christian mystery, and I had to keep reading once I picked this book up!

I received this book through Charisma House, and was not required to give a positive review.

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