Book Review: The Artful Match by Jennifer Delamere

Posted 2 April, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in 2019 Reads, Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Book Review: The Artful Match by Jennifer Delamere
Title: The Artful Match
Author: Jennifer Delamere
Published by Bethany House Publishers
Series: London Beginnings #3
Date Published: 2 April, 2019
Pages: 368
Genres: Christian Fiction, Romance, Historical
Format: eBook ARC
Source: NetGalley, Bethany House Publishers
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Cara Bernay has never fit in. At loose ends in 1881 London after a near tragedy costs her a job, she befriends a rising young artist. With his help, she begins planning a new life and developing her own artistic talent. But soon Cara finds herself at odds with the artist's brother--a handsome but serious-minded earl who wants to force his brother back to a "respectable" life.

Henry Burke, the Earl of Morestowe, feels the weight of growing financial burdens. His profligate and emotionally unstable brother is making matters worse, and Henry needs him back home. Despite misgivings about Cara's mysterious background, Henry sees she's a positive influence on his brother and on Henry's unruly young ward, and he strikes a deal with her to return with them to their estate.

But the family has their own secrets, and when Cara, drawn ever closer to Henry, stumbles onto the truth, she must choose between following her heart and pursuing a bold plan that could bring disaster.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/NetGalley, Bethany House Publishers and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

Ms. Delamere has once again captured me with her beautiful writing style and beloved characters. I love the way she pulls you to the heart of the story instantly when you open the book. Her books always make me smile and reflect on the story long after I close the book. While this is book 3 in the London Beginnings series, it’s certainly easily read as a stand alone.

I absolutely adored Henry and Cara’s characters. They were chiseled beautifully and really came to life within the story. I loved watching Cara come to terms with the secrets of the Burke family and seeing how she truly felt, and followed her heart’s passion. Henry was a bold, handsome character and I loved how he was added into the story. Beautiful! And the orphanage was a wonderful addition to the story. I loved seeing how Ms. Delamere wove that in!

 Not only is this story faith-filled, it’s a story that will leave you thinking about your own life story, leave you smiling for the amazing characters that are now family, and leave you wanting more from this magnificently talented author. If you are looking for a 4 star, heart-warming, faithful story blended with just the right amount of sweet romance and historic details, then look no further than this novel by Ms. Delamere. I can’t wait for another story!

About Jennifer Delamere

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, 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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