Published: April 7th, 2015
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
But when Amber’s social standing is threatened, the character of her future husband becomes far more important than his position. After a public humiliation, she finds herself exiled to Yorkshire. Alone except for her maid, Amber is faced with a future she never expected in a circumstance far below what she has known all her life. Humbled and lonely, Amber begins to wonder if isolation is for the best. Who could ever love her now?
'A Heart Revealed' is a regency romance, but the romance is more of the Sleepless in Seatle kind than the Romeo and Juliet kind. For most of the book our two main characters are many miles apart and the romance is a very definite slow burn, at least on Amber's side.
I normally like my romance with just a little more action, but this worked somehow. It's really more of a coming of age book for Amber. She has a hard road to travel, and I liked some of the decisions she eventually made, although I did think she made life a little hard for herself in the beginning. I did find myself thinking that although some 200 years have passed since the setting of this book, society still hasn't changed much for the better. We still tend to shun people who are unfortunate or different.
Really this is one of those books that took me by surprise. I ended up enjoying it far more than I initially thought I would when first introduced to Amber, and I respected Thomas for the type of man he wanted to be. I pretty much read it in one sitting and stayed up rather late to finish it. For those of you who enjoy your romance with a side of regency England, 'A Heart Revealed' is the one for you.