So, enough with the long intro! Let's jump into the overview:
A Fresh Voice in Historical Romance!
Lydia 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.
What is the difference between an upright moral woman who marries a man for his riches, or a prostitute who sells her body for the same?
Think about that. Just think.
- Character Growth
- Plot Depth
While this was a romance novel, it was in no way bland or uninteresting as the previous scenario mentioned. Mrs. Jagears auspiciously incorporated multiple conflicts and resolved them with excellence.
- they READ
And because I always like to include a few minor touch-ups in every review... Here come the critiques.
Christian, Historical Fiction, Adult, Christian Fiction, Romance
for dealing with sensitive issues
I believe there were just a few scenes where someone was knocked out, slapped, or blood was mentioned.
It's main genre is romance, but there's no inappropriate scenes.
As aforementioned, the entire book deals with prostitution. It's a tough subject, but handled delicately by this author. There's several things hinted at, and a few innuendos. While very subtle, if someone didn't know what harlotry was, they most likely could figure it out. So, just a word of warning before you let a younger reader pick this one up.
Since the plot is centered around prostitutes, you can imagine that there are a few references to the children they've had as a result of their work. Once, one of the children was called a b******. Although being used in its correct form, some parents may wish to shield their children from this word.
Disclaimer: A big thank you to Bethany House Publishers for sending me a free paper copy of this book to review. All opinions are expressed are my own.