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Lord Eden is intrigued when he discovers Lady Mercy Grayson's secret, but how can he hope to gain her heart when he is forced to betray her?

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Realms
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781621360162
ISBN-13: 9781621360162
Availability: In Stock
Series: Ravensmoore Chronicles

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Lord Eden is intrigued by Lady Mercy Grayson’s secret, but how can he hope to gain her heart if he is forced to betray her?
 
Lady Mercy Grayson longs to be a physician like her older brother, Lord Ravensmoore. However, society would never tolerate a female physician, let alone one who is a noblewoman. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands, disguising herself as a man to get through medical school. But when a colleague grows suspicious, Mercy is in danger of losing more than her dreams.
 
Returning home from a secret voyage for the regent, Lord Eden agrees to give Mercy passage back to London. As their attraction to each other grows, they face circumstances, decisions, and treachery that could forever change the course of their lives.

Author Bio

 Jillian Kent is an award-winning writer and the author of Chameleon and Secrets of the Heart. With a master’s degree in social work, she is employed as a counselor for nursing students.

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  1. tickmenot
    Kansas City
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    "Mystery of the Heart"
    March 15, 2014
    tickmenot
    Kansas City
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    For the most part, this story centers around a spearhead, Lady Mercy Grayson and Lord Eden in England in the early 1800′s. The action begins on the very first page with Lady Grayson washing up on the ocean's shore scandalously dressed in men's clothing. Lord Eden comes to her rescue, although he must cut her hair as short as a boy's in the process.

    Lord Eden is in the midst of an adventure of his own involving an ancient spearhead. Legend has it that this is the actual spear the Roman soldier struck Jesus in the side with while he was on the cross. Stories have sprung up that whoever possesses the spearhead will receive healing. The legend continues claiming that whatever country it is in will be invincible. The heir apparent to the British throne wants the spearhead for the healing of his ailing father, and to see if it will give him power and make him unbeatable when he becomes king.

    As the story unfolds, Eden is put in precarious situations as people attempt to steal the spearhead. At the same time, Mercy goes against the pressure of her society for women not to have careers, by seeking training to become a medical doctor. She has learned the ancient art of acupuncture, and applies it often with positive results. Grayson and Mercy's lives intersect more and more often as the story goes on. The two of them, along with Mercy's family, get thrust into many dangerous predicaments and, at every turn, people appear that are out to hurt them.

    I liked all the different situations this book covered. But sometimes, the story moved too fast and was a bit confusing. Also, there were descriptions of character's sickness that were too detailed for me. But it was an exciting tale, and I felt like I had been on an enjoyable escape after I finished this novel. The author did a good job of drawing the reader into the story, and the time period it is set in.

    Mystery of the Heart is the third book in a series. This story can stand on its own, although there were a couple of references to an earlier story-line. Since this is Christian fiction, I was happy to find many Biblical references, and discussions by characters about their faith. I would recommend this five star book to readers who like a tale that goes along at a good clip, has some mystery, a bit of history and a dash of romance.

    The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Booketeria and Realms Publishing, Charisma Media for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner.
  2. debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 19, 2013
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Lord Eden is intrigued by Lady Mercy Grayson's secret, but how can he hope to gain her heart if he is forced to betray her?

    Lady Mercy Grayson longs to be a physician like her older brother, Lord Ravensmoore. However, society would never tolerate a female physician, let alone one who is a noblewoman. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands, disguising herself as a man to get through medical school. But when a colleague grows suspicious, Mercy is in danger of losing more than her dreams.

    Returning home from a secret voyage for the regent, Lord Eden agrees to give Mercy passage back to London. As their attraction to each other grows, they face circumstances, decisions, and treachery that could forever change the course of their lives.

    My Review:

    So this one was different. While a woman disguised as a man is not the most uncommon theme, Mercy wanting to be a doctor like her older brother certainly is! The undercurrent of this novel is meant to be, of course, the mystery genre, but some very interesting elements popped up that made it unique. Voodoo, magic, asylums, archaeology, and faith are explored; and I've got to say that this was a Regency era novel that kept surprising me page after page.

    The only thing I found rather hard to believe was the fact that she got away with disguising herself as a man for so long. I know the deception is not that difficult to pull off if it is done right, but I was not impressed by the implication of how ignorant it made all the people that "knew" her appear for their oblivion. All in all, this was a very enjoyable read that makes a nice addition to lovers of this time period.

    This review was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.
  3. debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 17, 2013
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    by Jillian Kent

    Realms Publishers

    Lord Eden is intrigued by Lady Mercy Grayson's secret, but how can he hope to gain her heart if he is forced to betray her?

    Lady Mercy Grayson longs to be a physician like her older brother, Lord Ravensmoore. However, society would never tolerate a female physician, let alone one who is a noblewoman. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands, disguising herself as a man to get through medical school. But when a colleague grows suspicious, Mercy is in danger of losing more than her dreams.

    Returning home from a secret voyage for the regent, Lord Eden agrees to give Mercy passage back to London. As their attraction to each other grows, they face circumstances, decisions, and treachery that could forever change the course of their lives.

    My Review:

    So this one was different. While a woman disguised as a man is not the most uncommon theme, Mercy wanting to be a doctor like her older brother certainly is! The undercurrent of this novel is meant to be, of course, the mystery genre, but some very interesting elements popped up that made it unique. Voodoo, magic, asylums, archaeology, and faith are explored; and I've got to say that this was a Regency era novel that kept surprising me page after page.

    The only thing I found rather hard to believe was the fact that she got away with disguising herself as a man for so long. I know the deception is not that difficult to pull off if it is done right, but I was not impressed by the implication of how ignorant it made all the people that "knew" her appear for their oblivion. All in all, this was a very enjoyable read that makes a nice addition to lovers of this time period.

    This review was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.
  4. VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Mystery, Action, Adventure and Romance
    February 28, 2013
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Jillian Kent in her new book, "Mystery Of The Heart" Book Three in The Ravensmoore Chronicles series published by Realms brings us into the life of Lady Mercy Grayson in 1819.

    From the back cover: Lord Eden is intrigued by Lady Mercy Grayson's secret, but how can he hope to gain her heart if he is forced to betray her?

    Lady Mercy Grayson longs to be a physician like her older brother, Lord Ravensmoore. However, society would never tolerate a female physician, let alone one who is a noblewoman. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands, disguising herself as a man to get through medical school. But when a colleague grows suspicious, Mercy is in danger of losing more than her dreams.

    Returning home from a secret voyage for the regent, Lord Eden agrees to give Mercy passage back to London. As their attraction to each other grows, they face circumstances, decisions, and treachery that could forever change the course of their lives.

    In 1819 women really didn't become doctors. The medical profession was a man's field and they did not take lightly women who encroached into their territory. Which is the reason why Mercy is thrown overboard. Lord Eden finds her washed up on the beach and, together, they board another ship with Mercy disguised as a boy. Lord Eden is looking for a relic that was stolen from him and both of them need to return to England. "Mystery of the Heart" is chock full of mystery, suspense action and adventure. My personal feeling is that this is Ms. Kent's best work yet. With everything else that is going on Ms. Kent also works in a really nice romance as well. I like the way Ms. Kent writes. She is an accomplished author who knows how to deliver true to life dialog and create characters that you fall in love with. The love story between Mercy and Lord Eden is a lot of fun and this book is filled with plenty of action to keep you turning the pages. "Mystery of the Heart" is an excellent read!

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Realms. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  5. MaureenT
    Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Mystery of the Heart
    February 9, 2013
    MaureenT
    Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Lady Mercy Grayson is not the typical member of English Society, she opens the book dressed like a male, and trying to make it to shore, after being thrown in the Ocean. What was doing in the Ocean?? The beginning of the third installment in the Ravensmore Chronicles. That being said, I recommend that your read the first two books, they are equally as good, but this can be read alone.

    While Lady Mercy is lying on the beach, trying to breath from her ordeal, Lord Eden chances upon her. In the end he helps her, and cuts her hair...ugh! He tells the men on the ship that he has brought a boy to help and be his Valet...he has no idea who she really is.

    You can just picture the surprise in his eyes, when she gives him the address of her sister, Countess Victoria, married to Lord Witt. He also finds out her brother is Devlin Grayson, Lord Doctor Ravensmore.

    We are about to set out on a great adventure, one where Lord Evan has been charged to bring a relic to the Regent, and another where Lady Mercy, wants desperately to be a physician.

    Will theses two be able to find a bit of romance between them, or will one of them end up dead, with all the evil that is going on?

    This is a good, action packed Christian mystery, and I had to keep reading once I picked this book up!

    I received this book through Charisma House, and was not required to give a positive review.
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