Author: Laurie Alice Eakes
Genre: General Fiction, Romance, Thriller
Series, if any: NA
Publisher: Waterfall Press
Date of publication: 23 August 2016
No. Of pages: 207
Revision: Previously published as The Professor’s Heart.
Mia Roper took the first step in creating her own destiny when she refused to pass up te hard-won opportunity and left Hillsdale and her heart – Ayden Goswell, to pursue a career in journalism.
Hunt for story brings her back in her hometown, but the train crash literally lands her in the arms of the love that was lost.
Ayden never got over the fact that the only woman he ever loved, chosecareer over marriage. And despite thenpromised that he made, he let her go.
Can the two lovers reconcile love and ambition?
Well, the initial half of thenplot mostly revolved around broken heart and resentment. But the plot twist of kidnapping and women’s education definitely lifted the flavour of the book. What I mostly liked about the book was the unique characterization of Mia in the backdrop of 19th century setting; the strength in her character with her blend of grit and determination helped in bringing light to the age-old traditional belief of how a woman’s role is limited to being the best host. My feminist bones were somewhat tickled with the character development that has been done.
While the narrative style is definitely smooth and well-paced, I did not see the reasons why the book has been revised from it’s previous version. But I definitely agree to the use of the current title; it is a much better justification to the plot than the previous title. The civer image is soft and has a vintage appeal that resounds well with the setting used in the book.
My opinion: Not a bad book to hit when you want to step away from the drama
My rating: 3.5 out of 5