About the Book
Set during the Industrial Revolution and the Great Exhibition of 1851, An Honest Heart is a “sitting-room romance” with the feel of a Regency-era novel but the fashions and technological advances of the mid-Victorian age.
Featuring dual romance stories, the main plot involves seamstress Caddy Bainbridge and the choice she must make between two men: one from the aristocracy, the other from the working class. Award-nominated author Kaye Dacus pinpoints the theme of honesty—both men in this love triangle have deep secrets to hide, and Caddy’s choice will be based on which of them can be honest with her.
Courtship . . . cunning . . . candor. Who possesses an honest heart?
I really didn't enjoy the first book in this "Great Exhibition Series". I was hoping this book would be better, and sadly it was just as slow. I really wanted to read about this historical era, and the past two book are before the exhibition even opens. At the very end of this book they are finally able to go inside and delve into a bit of the history. The first book lead up to the opening, but two books leading up to it the stories just dragged on.
I really wish I could like this book but the characters don't click and the story is just too slow to get into.
"I received this book from CFBA for free in exchange for an honest review."
Here is my review of the first book in the series.
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.