A HEART MOST CERTAIN
Jagears’ first book in the Teaville Moral Society series has well-written characters, in addition to being an engaging and heartfelt read. Even more than that, it’s thought-provoking in the way that Jagears presents certain hard biblical truths, yet they fit so seamlessly with the storyline that they don’t come off as overly preachy. The romance is a real treat here, and the story has an almost fairytale-like quality to it, plus an utterly romantic ending. Jagears has clearly demonstrated that she has a bright future in the inspirational genre. Looking for your next inspirational book club book? Look no further!
Lydia King has been tasked with procuring a charity donation out of the town’s wealthiest man Nicholas Lowe. Although Nicholas turns Lydia away at first, she refuses to give up. In truth, Lydia can’t give up because she needs to impress the family that may be her future in-laws. Nicholas is taken with Lydia and her determination and drive, so he finally offers her a bargain that, at first, she can’t refuse. But when Lydia finds out exactly what the bargain entails, she’s afraid that she’ll lose her chance at ever having a good and secure life. (BETHANY HOUSE, Aug., 400 pp., $14.99)