By Roseanna M. White
In 1783 peace has been declared, but war still rages in the heart of Lark Benton.
Never did Lark think she’d want to escape Emerson Fielding, the man she’s loved all her life. But when he betrays her, she flees Williamsburg for Annapolis, taking refuge in the nation’s temporary capital. There Lark throws herself into a new circle of friends who force her to examine all she believes.
Emerson follows, determined to reclaim his betrothed. Surprised when she refuses to return with him, he realizes that in this new nation he has come to call his own, duty is no longer enough. He must learn to open his heart and soul to something greater—before he loses all he should have been fighting to hold.
(Back cover summary from Roseanna’s website)
Previously published as Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland, this story is a sweet journey through a period of history and a place that I was unfamiliar with. I appreciated the look into this part of history, where the founding fathers were fighting for peace, and where all people—patriots or loyalists—desired freedom. I never thought about how difficult it might be for loyalists who had stayed in America, but Roseanna does a good job exploring how this might have played out.
The characters in this book are unforgettable, mainly because of their faults. I say that because they are not perfect people. Even as they grow, they still must wrestle with who they are and the ways they respond to situations. I liked this, because it was real. Who hasn’t thought herself in the right, then found out that her perspective was flawed?
I also appreciated how Emerson and Lark’s relationship played out. Rather than fighting huge obstacles to their relationship, they fight the more subtle, but deep, cracks that can break apart a couple.
In all, I really enjoyed A Heart’s Revolution. It was a unique read that will stick with me.
About the Author
Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com .
(Biography from Amazon)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.