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Book Review – Secrets of the Heart by Jillian Kent

Secrets of the Heart: The Ravensmoore Chronicles, Book One 

“Madeline Whittington, daughter of the deceased Earl of Richfield, emerges from English society s prescribed period of mourning in the winter of 1817. Madeline believes that she no longer belongs in a world of gossip and gowns after experiencing multiple losses. When she rescues a runaway from Ashcroft Insane Asylum, her life will be forever changed as she discovers the dark secrets within the asylum walls. Because of his elder brother s unexpected death, Devlin Greyson becomes Earl of Ravensmoore and struggles between two worlds: one of affluence and privilege and one of poverty and disease. Torn between his desire to become a doctor and the numerous responsibilities of his title, he wrestles with God s calling for his future. Will he be able to honor this God-given gift and win the woman he falls in love with in a society that does not value gentlemen who work? And will Lady Madeline be able to honor her father s memory when she is attracted to the man she holds responsible for her father s death? “

I really tried to like this book but for whatever reason I just couldn’t get into it at all. The cover for one thing is VERY distracting. It would be better if there was a real person modeling on the cover. I’m sure most people would get into this book but for me it just wasn’t happening. I really only got 20 pages in before I had to stop. It was just too slow for me.

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