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Blurb: Evelyn Wisely has a heart for the orphans of Teaville and works at a local mansion that rescues children out of the town’s red-light district and gives them a place to live. But her desire to help isn’t limited to orphans. The owner of the mansion, Nicholas Lowe, is willing to help her try to get the women working in prostitution out of the district as well–if she can gain the cooperation and support of local businessmen to go against the rest of the community.
David Kingsman has recently arrived in Teaville from Kansas City to help with one of his father’s companies in town. While he plans on staying only long enough to prove his business merit to his father, he’s shown interest in Evelyn’s work and is intrigued enough by her to lend his support to her cause.
They begin with the best of intentions, but soon the complications pile up and Evelyn and David’s dreams look more unattainable every day. When the revelation of a long-held secret creates a seemingly insurmountable rift between them, can they trust God still has a good plan for them despite all that is stacked against them?
Main Character(s) also appear in: A Heart Most Certain, Tied and True, A Chance at Forever
“The second book in the Teaville Moral Society series is a wonderful and well-done sequel to the first, as readers get to go back to Teaville and catch up with old characters while being introduced to some new ones. Once again, the characters are well-developed and the romance is heartwarming and sweet. The storyline is compelling and has a wonderful, thought-provoking message about charity, community, and that redemption is open to everyone, regardless of circumstances. This series is not a light inspirational series, so those readers who want something with a deeper, gripping storyline, look no further. And those who enjoyed the first book will find this one to be time well spent.” ~ RT Reviews
Like Jagears’ other novels, A Love So True has solid character development, a clear faith element (without being preachy), and excellent historical detail. Characters from A Heart Most Certain (book 1) appear as secondary characters, continuing their storyline. It is refreshing to read a novel set in a time period and in circumstances not as familiar to readers. Jagears’ books are not just historical romance–these books deal with Christian charity, adoption, responsibility, compassion, and redemption in the community around them. ~ Christian Library Journal
“And I declare, Melissa Jagears writes some of the most swoon-worthy, pent-up-emotion revealing, culminating awesomeness of kissing scenes ever. She makes you wait for it, but then delivers in the best way possible, and the scene here is no exception. I do think though, that readers who don’t want a lot of romance in their books could still be happy with this one, because it’s not full of scenes like that, and because it’s not, it makes the ending even more poignant.” ~ Goodreads Reviewer Beth
“Let’s not pretend though, that it’s all about the fluff. You don’t just want the heart palpitations and adoring looks, guys. You also want the depth, don’t you? This book gives you just that. Delving into a part of society that most people don’t like to think about. Melissa does a truly wonderful job of making sure that we don’t forget that there are people less fortunate than us, and that the amazing God we serve desires for us to look out for those people. Such a wonderful story of faith!” ~ Goodreads Reviewer Nicki
“There were many ups and downs in this novel on the road to true love, some that near broke my heart. But as I closed the book I did so with a happy and contented sigh and a smile on my face. I look forward to whatever adventure author Jagears sends our way next.” ~ Goodreads Reviewer Amy