I am so glad you kept working your way through all those rejections Ms. Siri Mitchell! A Heart Most Worthy is a wonderful book. I was sucked right into it in the first few pages. I have not been to big on romance novels of late, but I am well pleased with the romance, adventure, and the over all writing style of this book. I really like how the Author makes comments from time to time. I felt like it was being read to me, watched on TV, or sent to me in a personal letter from a friend. Those comments are extremely well written and it is something I haven't seen that done in a long long time.
I also enjoyed following the lives of three young ladies, instead of it just being all about one main character. In that aspect it was more like keeping up with the lives of more than one main character like we do in our favorite TV shows, or our real lives.
A Heart Most Worthy is about three young women, from three different cultures, who all work in the same dress maker's shop. All three of these young ladies are immigrants, all are poor, though one was not poor before a horrible incident took her father's life and left her destitute and desperate.
Their families have expectations of them that don't fit with the calling from inside their heart. Love is either a game, a disaster, or rather feared. There are some dashing young men, you have to read to find out them. The historical parts are lovely, and so far I have nothing bad that I could say about this book!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
But she is also a member of a strange breed of people called novelists. When they’re listening to a sermon and taking notes, chances are, they’ve just had a great idea for a plot or a dialogue. If they nod in response to a really profound statement, they’re probably thinking, “Yes. Right. That’s exactly what my character needs to hear.” When they edit their manuscripts, they laugh at the funny parts. And cry at the sad parts. Sometimes they even talk to their characters.
Siri wrote 4 books and accumulated 153 rejections before signing with a publisher. In the process, she saw the bottoms of more pints of Ben & Jerry’s than she cares to admit. At various times she has vowed never to write another word again. Ever. She has gone on writing strikes and even stooped to threatening her manuscripts with the shredder.
Her ninth novel, A Heart Most Worthy, follows prior Bethany House releases: A Constant Heart (October 2008), Love's Pursuit (June 2009), and She Walks in Beauty (Apr 2010). She Walks in Beauty won the inaugural INSPY Award for Historical Fiction in Dec 2010. Two of her novels, Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door were Christy Award finalists. Love's Pursuit was a finalist for the ACFW Carol Award.
Publishers Weekly proclaimed, "Mitchell delivers the historical goods."
ABOUT THE BOOK
Julietta is drawn to the swarthy, mysterious Angelo. Annamaria has a star-crossed encounter with the grocer's son, a man from the entirely wrong family. And through no intent of her own, Luciana catches the eye of Billy Quinn, the son of Madame Forza's most important client.
Their destinies intertwined, each harboring a secret from their families and each other, will they be found worthy of the love they seek?
If you would like to read the first chapter of A Heart Most Worthy, go HERE.
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764207954