Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Jewels for a Crown (Victorian Serenade #3)” as Want to Read:
Jewels for a Crown (Victorian Serenade #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Jewels for a Crown (Victorian Serenade #3)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  134 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Jenny Price, the daughter of reformed con artist Corrine Hammond, is one of Florence Nightingale's top students, so how can she say no when Miss Nightingale asks her to set aside her dreams and nurse a sick little girl? What Jenny expects is a mundane job—what she finds is an experience that will stretch her faith and love to the limits.
Paperback, 398 pages
Published August 29th 1996 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published August 15th 1996)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Jewels for a Crown, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Jewels for a Crown

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 274)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Lyssa
May 08, 2013 Lyssa rated it really liked it
Shelves: hardcopy
3.75

Lawana Blackwell impresses me with her historical concepts. They are not at all trite, tired, worn. This is the first piece of historical fiction I've read featuring Epilepsy in the 1800s. Fascinating.

I thought the end relied a little too much on chance, the relationship buildup was not deep enough and the marriage proposal was rather sudden. Annnd the villain was a little too shallow, predictable, not really creative.

As a side note, it surprised me that Jenny referred to her step dad as jus
...more
Ruth
Sep 08, 2008 Ruth rated it really liked it
Jenny Price just finished training at Florence Nightengale's school for nurses and now is obligated to work at the assignment of Nightengale's choice for two years. She is assigned to be the live-in nurse for the epileptic child of a rich widowed merchant. She discovers that this twelve year old has been given anything she wanted when she wanted it and, refuses to go along with that program. The girl's father is pleased and gives her authority over the child. Let's just say that the relationship ...more
Carolyn
Dec 10, 2013 Carolyn rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this one, the only part that frustrated me is that the change of the "villain" character from the introduction to the end was so dramatically different and that the author didn't really clarify how that happened...
Liz
Sep 05, 2008 Liz rated it really liked it
I think this one is my favorite so far. It reminds me of Anne (of Greene Gables) and Morgan Harris' story :) I really enjoyed it.
Ronda
Oct 25, 2010 Ronda rated it really liked it
This was a good story. I like to read about challenges and the power of love.
Andrew Vickers
Andrew Vickers marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2016
Lucy
Lucy marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2016
Alison
Alison rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2016
Rachael Steele
Rachael Steele rated it it was amazing
Jan 15, 2016
Cuddle Fultz
Cuddle Fultz marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2015
V Stevens
V Stevens rated it it was amazing
Nov 30, 2015
Bonnie
Bonnie marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2015
Sarah Cook
Sarah Cook marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2015
Sarah
Sarah added it
Nov 08, 2015
Heather
Heather marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2015
Joyce
Joyce marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2015
Claire Howard
Claire Howard rated it really liked it
Nov 08, 2015
Bettye Shaw
Bettye Shaw marked it as to-read
Nov 01, 2015
Melissa Wandel
Melissa Wandel marked it as to-read
Oct 16, 2015
Joslyn Medina
Joslyn Medina marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2015
Shoni Doyle
Shoni Doyle rated it it was amazing
Oct 03, 2015
JulieSieb
JulieSieb marked it as to-read
Sep 20, 2015
Marie
Marie marked it as to-read
Sep 10, 2015
Shanti Cummings
Shanti Cummings marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2015
January
January marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2015
Jes Brandon
Jes Brandon rated it liked it
Aug 22, 2015
E
E marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »
  • The Courteous Cad (Miss Pickworth Series #3)
  • Winter Is Past
  • Port Royal (Buccaneers #1)
  • The Colonists (American Family Portrait #2)
  • A Stitch in Time: Basket Stitch/Double Cross/Spider Web Rose/Double Running
  • Daughter of Grace (The Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister, #2)
  • Driven With the Wind  (Cheney Duvall, M.D., #8)
  • New Mexico Sunrise: Faith and Love Hold Generations Together in Four Complete Novels
  • Lanterns and Lace (Texas Legacy #2)
  • The Night Angel (Heirs of Acadia, #4)
  • The Distant Beacon (Song of Acadia, #4)
Lawana Blackwell is a full-time writer with 10 published novels, including the bestselling Gresham Chronicles series. She and her husband have three grown sons and live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
More about Lawana Blackwell...

Other Books in the Series

Victorian Serenade (4 books)
  • Like a River Glorious (Victorian Serenade #1)
  • Measures of Grace (Victorian Serenade #2)
  • Song of a Soul (Victorian Serenade #4)

Share This Book