Julia Bernay has come to London to become a doctor--a glorious new opportunity for women during the reign of Victoria. When she witnesses a serious accident, her quick actions save the life of barrister Michael Stephenson. He rose above his family's stigma, but can he rise to the challenge of the fiercely independent woman who has swept into his life? ...
|Title||:||The Heart's Appeal (London Beginnings #2)|
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The Heart's Appeal (London Beginnings #2) Reviews
This book was a true joy to read. I now have a new author who ranks with Tamara Alexander, Jocelyn Green, Michael Phillips and more! Jennifer Delamere not only wove an interesting tale displaying each player's character, but added the sparks of honest love with sacrifice. I loved the medical and legal side of the story that showed how people thought about women's roles at that time. Her writing was easy to read, although creative. Julia Bernay had an important goal in life but came to realize th ...more
Enjoyable story that was very easy to read. Minus one star for expecting me to believe that a girl raised on strong faith and going to be a missionary wouldn't have more of an issue falling in love with a man who's unsaved. Otherwise well written and good characters. Full review later.
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and the second was no less enjoyable. Each book is about one of the set of sisters, so I would recommend they be read in order. I enjoyed the historical aspect of this novel. It showed the darker side of London, without being overly graphic, but just enough to give you a taste.
Another fascinating aspect of this book, was to show how the wealthy were often forced into marriages they did not desire as well, even men. The medical side of things was in ...more
I love that though Julia is a forward-thinking women taking up a man's profession (for that time), she doesn't spend time griping about lack of women's rights or how unfair the world is to women. She's thankful for the opportunity afforded her, and she doesn't take anything for granted. As such, I found her a lot more likable than similarly strong-willed heroines from other stories, who too often reflect the stereotypical pushy, man-hater feminists. Julia is what a feminist should be, not how fe ...more
This is the second book in this series that I have read and enjoyed, and there is a third sister, so there is hope of another book.
Again, the author has set this read in 1870’s England, definitely a man’s world, and there are those that will do all they can to keep it as such.
Our heroine is a woman, Julia, who heart’s desire is to be a doctor, and she uses her skills to save the life of the man that is destined to help her, Michael.
There are twists and turns and several surprises and bombshells, ...more
A Heart’s Appeal by Jennifer Delamere is book two in the series London Beginnings, but can be read as a stand-alone. While some characters from book one revisit this story, it is not necessary to read it to understand the plot.
A train wreck in London! Julia Bernay, a medical student, saves the life of Barrister, Michael Stephenson. Will this be the start of a beautiful friendship? Or will they find themselves on opposite sides of a controversial issue? Will Julia realize her dream of becoming a ...more
I loved the author's note at the end! I always look forward to reading those because it tells me about the research that was being done for this book! She's done a fabulous job with that.
I also loved the cover for this book( I'm a sucker for beautiful book covers)! It was what drew me to the book.
I have learned a lot from this book.
Julia especially amazes me!!
I love her personality and love for helping others in their time of need.
How hard it must have been for women to do what they really wan ...more
If you’re looking to be inspired by a strong heroine who is ahead of her time, this is the perfect book for you! I really enjoyed this second book in the “London Beginnings” series by Jennifer Delamere. I have read the first one, but this could easily be read as a standalone.
As I stated above, Ms. Delamere writes a strong female heroine that women will love! Julia Bernay is a woman trying to become a doctor in Victorian England. Julia cares more about intellect than finding a suitable husband or ...more