About The Heart of a Vicar

The Heart of a Vicar

Young love is all too fleeting, as Harold Jonquil painfully discovered years ago when Sarah Sarvol, the niece of a neighboring landowner, captured his heart. After an idyllic few weeks in the throes of blossoming love, reality intervened. They could have no future. Following their disastrous parting, Harold attempted to push aside thoughts of love and regret, but Sarah has never left his heart. Now, years later, he has achieved his lifelong aspiration of becoming the local vicar. However, the role proves more difficult than he imagined. He feels hollow and uninspired—until the most important person in his past returns, challenging him as no one ever has.

When Sarah’s ailing uncle summons her back to the family estate in England, there is only one person from her past she is reluctant to see again: Harold Jonquil, the only man who has ever claimed her heart. But when she comes face-to-face with her former beau, she hardly recognizes the aloof and dull man before her. She is determined to help Harold rediscover the passion he once felt toward his chosen profession. Soon, despite their exasperation with each other, they cannot deny the stirring of feelings long buried—but is it too late for second chances?

My review

I LOVE Sarah M Eden’s books. She’s created a world and a family of characters that many readers have learned to love and care about. This might be my favorite of the Jonquil books ever!

Harold has kind of been mocked by his brothers in the other books. They love to call him “Holy Harry.” And that’s kind of the thought I went into reading this book with. But Harold has so much more to him. I loved the way this book showed that. It shows how he cares for those around him, especially his brothers. Also how he feels as though he never measures up to his family’s expectations of him. I loved how he was able to grow and change during the course of this book.

A lot of his change was due to Sarah. It was so fun how Harold and Sarah had a backstory. And how their backstory plays into this particular novel. Sarah’s character was awesome! I loved the way she was stubborn and pushed for what she wanted, even when things were hard. She pushes Harold to see that he hasn’t turned into the man he wanted to. And she shows him how to do it.

I loved seeing so many of the other Jonquil brothers and their families. There was one particular scene that was so touching that it made me cry.

I LOVED this book! You need to go grab your copy today. And make sure to read the rest of her books about the Jonquil brothers too!

I was sent a copy of The Heart of a Vicar as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About the author

Sarah M. Eden is the author of several well-received historical romances. Her previous Proper Romance novel Longing for Home won the Foreword Reviews 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year award for romance. Hope Springs won the 2014 Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year” and The Sheriffs of Savage Wells was a Foreword Reviews 2016 Book of the Year finalist for romance.

Combining her obsession with history and an affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library and dreams of one day traveling to all the places she reads about. Visit Sarah at www.sarahmeden.com.

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