This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
B&H Books (October 15, 2013)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Humor, Hope, and Happily Ever Afters! Kaye Dacus is the author of humorous, hope-filled contemporary and historical romances with Barbour Publishing, Harvest House Publishers, and B&H Publishing. She holds a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.
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.
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?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Honest Heart, go HERE
MY THOUGHTS-Kaye Dacus is normally an author who I really enjoy. Her books are entertaining and quite a pleasure to read. But they are also normally modern or contemporary. So with this series set in the 1800's, I am still not quite sure how I view them. Honest Heart is the second book in the trilogy and I liked it, but not one of my favorites out of Kaye's books. This one shows the seriousness of being honest. Who you really are and what you tell others. Which I think was brought forward very well. It makes you think about how you are with your friends, family and complete strangers. It really shows a lot about the heart and the depth of honesty. So while this is not one of my favorites, I still enjoyed it and will be on the lookout for the next one in the series. Definitely a fan of Kaye Dacus and her novels:)
**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**