Evelyn Wisely has a heart for the orphans of Teaville and works at a local mansion that rescues children out of the town’s red-light district and gives them a place to live. But her desire to help isn’t limited to orphans. The owner of the mansion, Nicholas Lowe, is willing to help her try to get the women working in prostitution out of the district as well–if she can gain the cooperation and support of local businessmen to go against the rest of the community.

David Kingsman has recently arrived in Teaville from Kansas City to help with one of his father’s companies in town. While he plans on staying only long enough to prove his business merit to his father, he’s shown interest in Evelyn’s work and is intrigued enough by her to lend his support to her cause.

They begin with the best of intentions, but soon the complications pile up and Evelyn and David’s dreams look more unattainable every day. When the revelation of a long-held secret creates a seemingly insurmountable rift between them, can they trust God still has a good plan for them despite all that is stacked against them?


My Review:

A Love So True is written with great depth and feeling, with characters so vivid and real that you may just forget that they only live inside the pages of this book. While this book is #2 in the series, new readers won’t feel lost picking up this book.

Evelyn is fiercely independent with a heart for orphaned children. While compassionate and caring, Evelyn holds others at an arms length away. Evelyn wishes to do more in her community to help the women of the red light district, and give them a way out.

David Kingsman comes to town after his father purchased the local glass factory, with the intention of making improvements and selling the factory for a profit. In his search for a good meal, he finds Evelyn and is intrigued with her passion for those less fortunate.

I enjoyed reading Evelyn’s story and visiting friends from the first book A Heart Most Certain. Melissa tackles faith issues with grace, leaving the reader with gentle reminders of how we should see our brothers and sisters in Christ and extend to them the same grace and love that God extends to us.

(I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from publisher/author. I am not required to write a positive review. My opinions I have expressed are my own.)


Favorite Quote:

“God knows your past. Though some people would look down upon you, God doesn’t, and He won’t keep good things from you because of it.”


About the Author:


Carol Award winning writer, Melissa Jagears, is a homeschooling mom who writes Christian Historical Romance into the wee hours of the night. She’s the author of the Unexpected Brides Series with Bethany House. The prequel ebook novella, Love by the Letter, is her ACFW Carol Award winning novella and free to try. You can learn more about her, her books, and where she hangs out online at

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