Wednesday, May 8, 2013

An Heiress at Heart by Jennifer Delamere (Review)

A New Beginning

A youthful indiscretion has cost Lizzie Poole more than just her honor. After five years living in exile, she’s finally returning home, but she’s still living a secret life. Her best friend, Ria’s dying wish was for Lizzie to assume her identity, return to London, and make amends that Ria herself would never live to make. Bearing a striking resemblance to her friend, and harboring more secrets than ever before, Lizzie embarks on a journey that tempts her reckless heart once again . . .

A committed clergyman, Geoffrey Somerville’s world is upended when he suddenly inherits the title of Lord Somerville. Now he’s invited to every ball and sought after by the matchmaking mothers of London society. Yet the only woman to capture his heart is the one he cannot have: his brother’s young widow, Ria. Duty demands he deny his feelings, but his heart longs for the mysterious beauty. With both their futures at stake, will Lizzie be able to keep up her façade? Or will she find the strength to share her secret and put her faith in true love?


After finishing this book, I was impressed that it was a debut novel. The story was interesting and I enjoyed learning something about this time period that I never knew before - 1835 Marriage act.

It was a book I didn't want to put down, so I read this book in one sitting and it was really good! Some parts of it needed a little work and some things were really predictable, but overall it was a very enjoyable story and one that I would recommend to fans of historical romance. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this trilogy.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; Original edition (October 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145551893X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455518937
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.7 inches
  • Available to purchase at Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

Jennifer Delamere has traveled widely both as a child and an adult, and remains of the firm opinion that just about anyplace is worth visiting if you've never been there before. Jennifer earned her B.A. in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she also gained her fluency in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. She's been an editor of educational materials for over a decade. An avid reader of both classic novels and historical fiction, she also enjoys biographies and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the characters and places in her books.


  1. I just happened across this book at a used book store several months ago. I too was very impressed that it was the authors first book!

  2. This sounds really good. I'll check it out.