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Title:
The heart's appeal
Author:
Delamere, Jennifer, author.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
376 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Strong-minded and independent Julia Bernay comes to London to study medicine and become a doctor--a profession that has only just opened up to women. She witnesses a serious accident, and through her quick actions saves the life of an ambitious young barrister named Michael Stephenson. Coming from a family that long ago lost its money and its respectability, Michael Stephenson has achieved what many would have thought was impossible. Hard work and an aptitude for the law have enabled him to rise above his family's stigma and set him on the path to wealth and recognition. But his well-laid plans are upended when the accident brings Julia into his life. Michael soon discovers he's met a woman every bit as stubborn and determined to make her mark on the world as he is. Sparks fly--but will they find common ground?
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764219214

9780764231452
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Summary

Strong-minded and independent Julia Bernay comes to London to study medicine and become a doctor--a profession that has only just opened up to women. She witnesses a serious accident, and through her quick actions saves the life of an ambitious young barrister named Michael Stephenson.

Coming from a family that long ago lost its money and its respectability, Michael Stephenson has achieved what many would have thought was impossible. Hard work and an aptitude for the law have enabled him to rise above his family's stigma and set him on the path to wealth and recognition. But his well-laid plans are upended when the accident brings Julia into his life.

Michael soon discovers he's met a woman every bit as stubborn and determined to make her mark on the world as he is. Sparks fly--but will they find common ground?


Author Notes

Jennifer Delamere 's debut Victorian romance, An Heiress at Heart , was a 2013 RITA ® Award finalist in the inspirational category. Her follow-up novel, A Lady Most Lovely , received a starred review from Publishers Weekly , and the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Jennifer earned a BA in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she became fluent in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. She's been an editor of nonfiction and educational materials for nearly two decades, and lives in North Carolina with her husband.


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Booklist Review

Continuing the London Beginnings series begun with The Captain's Daughter (2017), Delamere shows Julia Bernay en route to a lecture when a train overturns. Broken glass punctures passenger Michael Stephenson's artery, and Julia holds the wound together until more help arrives. When she learns that Stephenson is an assistant barrister on a case against the medical school to which she is applying, Julia thinks she can persuade him to support women in medicine. Michael's sister wants him to court a woman of high social standing, but Michael is attracted to Julia and her forthright kindness. She helps him realize the power of God in his life, yet the conflict of interest with work and issues with his family keep them apart. Still, he continues to help Julia secretly in funding tutoring for the school and trying to find her long lost father. As Julia and Michael help others, their paths to each other are cleared. The historical medical details Delamere provides add a fascinating overlay to the romance between dynamic, intelligent characters.--Alessio, Amy Copyright 2018 Booklist