Kate and her brother Christopher are sent to England by their father in order to marry well, for money. Will they find love only to lose it? And what will happen when they make the ultimate decision whether to marry for love or money?
Slow to start, this book left me with a few questions that never quite got answered, but I absolutely adored the characters! Christopher and Kate navigate England with their uncle and cousins, learning about the culture and trying to find a good match.
Christopher was a great character, who in my mind was really smart, and made the best out of his situation, he didn't just sit around and wait to find a rich wife, he got out there and got a job.
Kate was a sweet characters, who at 27 and still unmarried had her insecurities, and vulnerabilities that were all very understandable, especially considering what she was going through!
Overall, this was a pretty good book, with great characters and setting, with a sort of unique storyline that was kind of Regency-feeling. I really liked how this book followed a brother and sister, and how there was a lot of great information about the Great Exhibition. A pleasant read, with great characters.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Kate and Christopher Dearing’s lives turn upside down when their father loses everything in a railroad land speculation. The siblings are shipped off to their mother’s brother in England with one edict: marry money.
At twenty-seven years old, Kate has the stigma of being passed over by eligible men many times—and that was before she had no dowry. Christopher would like nothing better than to make his own way in the world; and with a law degree and expertise in the burgeoning railroad industry, he was primed to do just that—in America.
Though their uncle tries to ensure Kate and Christopher find matrimonial prospects only among the highest echelon of British society, their attentions stray to a gardener and a governess.
While Christopher has options that would enable him to lay his affections where he chooses, he cannot let the burden of their family’s finances crush his sister. Trying to push her feelings for the handsome—but not wealthy— gardener aside, Kate’s prospects brighten when a wealthy viscount shows interest in her. But is marrying for the financial security of her family the right thing to do, when her heart is telling her she’s making a mistake?
Mandates . . . money . . . matrimony. Who will follow the heart?
If you would like to read the first chapter of >Follow the Heart, go HERE