Review: A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears

A Heart Most CertainA Heart Most Certain was such a deep and moving story! The author did an amazing job of filling the book with rich, historic details which made me feel that I had traveled back in time to the fictional town of Teaville, Kansas.

This novel was truly a wonderful combination of history, romance, and social commentary. While a piece of historical fiction, the behavior of the church members toward women and children whom society had thrown away, was clearly not in tune with the teachings of the Bible. The hypocritical behavior of these people was very well-written. Watching Lydia and Nicholas attempt to do actual good for the downtrodden while others simply condemned them spoke volumes.

Not only did A Heart Most Certain address the issue of church hypocrisy and the attitudes of the hearts of its members, but there were some fabulously disturbing villains, who seemed almost untouchable. And through it all, there was a heartwarming love story that grew and flourished within the pages, coming to a beautiful conclusion. I am looking forward to future books in this series.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


A Heart Most CertainLydia King knows what it’s like to be in need, so when she joins the Teaville Moral Society, she genuinely hopes to help the town’s poor. But with her father’s debts increasing by the day and her mother growing sicker by the week, she wonders how long it will be until she ends up in the poor house herself. Her best chance at a financially secure future is to impress the politician courting her, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that the moral society’s president is her suitor’s mother. Her first task as a moral society member—to obtain a donation from Nicholas Lowe, the wealthiest man in town—should be easy . . . except he flat-out refuses.
Despite appearances, Nicholas wants to help others but prefers to do it his own way, keeping his charity private. When Lydia proves persistent, they agree to a bargain, though Nicholas has a few surprises up his sleeve. Neither foresee the harrowing complications that will arise from working together. When town secrets are brought to light, this unlikely pair must decide where their beliefs—and hearts—truly align.

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Melissa Jagears

Melissa Jagears is a Carol Award-winning author, a homeschooling mother to three, and an extreme night owl.

You can connect with Melissa on her website, blog, Facebook (author page), Facebook (blog page), Goodreads, and Pinterest.



About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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2 Responses to Review: A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears

  1. carylkane says:

    Great review, Brittany! I’m looking forward to reading this series.

  2. Natalie Monk says:

    I just finished this book last night and am already putting it on my “read again” shelf. Such a wonderful story! Melissa has put out some great work already, but I think this is her best yet! I drafted my review last night while the story was fresh in my imagination and will be posting it on my blog in a couple weeks. I loved seeing which aspects stood out to you and what you enjoyed about the novel! Great review!

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