Thursday, October 10, 2013

CFBA Review: An Honest Heart by:Kaye Dacus

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Honest Heart
B&H Books (October 15, 2013)
Kaye Dacus


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.


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 Review:
Caddy Bainbridge runs a small seamstress shop on the edge of town. She has made dress for some of the biggest names in her town. Headed to one of her main buyers, she can't but worry if the woman is going to like the designs and is her elderly mother is okay. Upon arriving she and her apprentice are taken up to the lady's room but run in to her son. Oliver Carmichael, takes Caddie a back, he being so dreamy. But she carries on with her work and walks right past the man and straight into the buyers dressing room. The woman nit-picks each dress until she finds the one she likes and it still needs to be fixed to her preference but they are soon headed back to the shop. But soon is given a surprise.
Dr. Neal Stradbroke had carried Caddy's mother all the way to the shop from the grocer. But Caddy wasn't what he expected, she was really pretty and nice. He had promised that he wouldn't get involved with anyone in this new town, he's had enough problems at his last place. But something about Caddy just made him want to learn more. He had offered to take a look at her mother and see what was wrong, but he doesn't know really how to handle his feelings.
Oliver Carmichael had no clue that his mother's seamstress was so good-looking and couldn't believe his eyes when he first saw her. She acted as if he didn't even faze her, which was un-like most women. He had to find out more about her, she would want him, why wouldn't she. He had all the money a bachelor could have even though it was his parents and he still lived with them. But he still had the looks woman loved and men wanted.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.

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