A Heart Most Certain written by Melissa Jagears is a fascinating book. My first thoughts after reading this book were “WOW”. This book wasn’t your typical fluffy novel. It was a book that made you think and look at your own heart at the end.
The story takes place in 1905 Kansas. Lydia King is part the Teaville Moral Society hoping to help the poor. But things aren’t easy for her as her father’s debts increase and her mother’s health decreases. The best way for Lydia to secure her future is to impress the politician who she is courting, and his mother has just the job for her. Lydia must secure a donation from Nicholas Lowe, the wealthiest man in town. She thinks it will be pretty easy until he refuses, several times. Nicholas likes to help others, but on his terms. He doesn’t like to flaunt his charity and aims to keep it private. But when Lydia proves to be very persistent, they come to an agreement that will change both them.
This book is filled with town secrets, dirty politics, hidden sins, prostitution, dysfunctional families, and hypocritical church goers. This book challenges the readers to reflect on their own hearts. Not many books leave you feeling like this one does! I highly recommend reading this charming, challenging, and compelling book.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.