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A Heart's Revolution

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  488 ratings  ·  92 reviews
In 1784 peace has been declared, but war still rages in the heart of Lark Benton. Never did Lark think she'd want to escape Emerson Fielding, the man she's loved all her life, but then he betrays her with her cousin. She flees to Annapolis, Maryland, the country's capital, and throws herself into a new circle of friends who force her to examine all she believes. Emerson fo ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 15th 2018 by Whitefire Publishing (first published December 1st 2011)
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Bibliothekerin If you look farther down in the new title’s record (for each edition), there is a field labeled “Original Title” where it does list the old title. I…moreIf you look farther down in the new title’s record (for each edition), there is a field labeled “Original Title” where it does list the old title. I understand your confusion, because i was equally confused at first!
Since I’m a GoodReads “librarian” (volunteer editor), I added a statement in the old title records mentioning that the book was republished in 2018 as THE HEART’S REVOLUTION. Hopefully that will clear up any lingering confusion!(less)
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4.60 stars - rated pg

I really enjoyed this story. Sweet romance. Great Colonial history. Vibrant characters. Even the secondary characters were sparkling; such as the quirky, opinionated housekeeper, Mrs. Green, who was often quoting Benjamin Franklin (aka Poor Richard). "Mr. Fielding. Do you know why I am forever quoting Mr. Ben Franklin? Because he lives his life by one principle: go straight forward in doing what is right, leaving the consequences to Providence." (Good advice!!) Roseanna M. W
Kathy * Bookworm Nation
I really fell in love with this one. I had downloaded the sample and thought I’d give it a try, after reading the first two chapters I had to buy it to find out what would happen next. I was not disappointed, the story was well written, had lovely characters and a nice mix of history with romance. Our heroine Lark was everything you’d want in a leading lady. She was charming, adventurous, witty, stubborn and kind. She was also humble and full of self doubt, mainly because of the neglect from her ...more
I normally can’t abide cheating heroes however this book has been one long and satisfying grovel that by the end not only do I forgive the hero I am cheering for his HEA with the heroine.

I am quite desperate for Wiley’s story with Kate (hopefully). Please Miss White make it happen.
Nov 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer.

I’ve read a few books in the Love Finds You series, and I’ll admit I wasn’t crazy about them. They seemed too thin, shallow. Nothing but silly romances. But Roseanna White’s Love Finds You sure didn’t follow that trend! After finishing Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland, I’m convinced that she is incapable of writing a flat, lifeless novel—even if she tried! Characters have amazing depth and personality. Lessons are learned. The writing is bold and
I really enjoyed this story. Lark is one of my favorite heroines of the year so far, and I love how her standing up for herself was so authentically portrayed. Her brother's support was so wonderful...hey, I'd like a brother like that! I loved also how she found friendship with Sena and a shelter with Sena's wonderful family. I'm left wanting more of these same characters...wanting to know the story of so many more of them. And that's a great thing!
The historical aspect is excellent. One of the
Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
From heartbreak to healing, a story that reminds us that being honest with ourselves as well as those around us is always the best policy. Right from the start, I felt involved in the story and in the lives of the characters. I was emotionally invested in the lives of the characters and eager to find out what would happen next.

This story begins in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia where we are first introduced to our heroine, Lark Benton. Lark is the youngest daughter of prosperous planters and en
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reading-2nd-time
A Heart's Revolution! 4 1/2 stars. This is the second time I have read this book and it is still a wonderful story! Full of history, self-discovery and romance. Lark and Emerson have been engaged for two years and finally have set a wedding date, but Lark is tired of being ignored. Then she catches Emerson in a compromising position and leaves for Annapolis to break the engagement. Loved the secondary characters too. I would love for there to be a sequel.

I received a copy from the author to rev
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my word. I LOVED this book. I started it yesterday afternoon and read until midnight, forcing myself to sleep a few hours before waking to finish it.

Endover Plantation, outside Williamsburg, VA 1783 (following the Revolutionary War)

Larksong Benton is celebrating another birthday, yet still unwed to Emerson Fielding after a proposal two years ago at her eighteenth birthday. He has remained distant, aloof and uninterested other than the customary gentlema
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lark Benton had always loved Emerson Fielding but she was beginning to wonder why he ever asked her to marry him two long years ago. Since then it seemed as if he almost didn’t know she existed except for those rare family occasions when they must see each other. Nevertheless, Lark behaved as she believed Emerson expected of her, all the while wishing he really knew the real Lark. An inappropriate flirtation is the last straw and with the help of her brother Wiley, Lark disappeared to the home o ...more
Bonnijean Marley
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book. However, I was wishing for a slightly different resolution. I thought the heroine deserved someone better than the hero even though he had reformed from his previous neglectful ways.

I liked the interaction with actual historical personages, and I enjoyed the attention to detail. Setting the book after the war allows the author to show how the war has affected ordinary people and how the colonists treated Tories after the war. It also allowed her to give a glimpse of the treatm
Leona Atkinson
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Heart’s Revolution” by Rosanna W. White is a Historical Romance set in the year 1783, just after the Revolutionary War ends. The places are Wiliamsburg, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland.

The war has ended for everyone except Lark Benton. She has an internal war going on inside herself. A battle only she can win or lose. It is a battle of her heart and mind, for she has been in love with a man named Emerson Fielding all her life. A man who has asked her to marry him, yet ignores her constantly, a
Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland (2011) by Roseanna M. White is a fabulous stand-alone novel. This novel comes in all forms including eBook, and is 313 pages in length. With a full-time job and a very precocious five-year old at home, this story took me three days to read. I purchased this novel from the author to read and review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. I give Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland 5 STARS. This story is a Christian Historical Romance.

I absolutely
I figured this would be a quick romance read set in my hometown area of Annapolis, but this book was more than that. It read more like an historical fiction novel, full of facts and historical characters and I enjoyed reading about life in Annapolis after the American Revolution.
Kathryn Voss
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Heart's Revolution by Roseanna White is an excellent novel set in the post Revolutionary War era, when our country was just establishing it's roots and seeking to become a beacon of freedom for all. And with this as the backdrop, White wove a tale of two individuals who were seeking their own roots and identity in a journey of misunderstanding, broken trust, and a budding love that needed to stand the test of time.
From the start, I fell in love with the main characters, for White has the abil
Melissa Henderson
Interesting story involving the characters finding their true life passions and devotion. Is there true love for this couple? Or is there an underlying tension that will never be resolved? The author writes a compelling story full of history. I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my personal honest opinion.
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars!

I have long been a fan of Roseanna White, but had not read her earlier book, Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland. As it has just been re-packaged and published as A Heart's Revolution, I was very interested to read it, but unsure with how it would compare with her more recent and longer novels that I hold in high esteem. I need not have worried. I loved this story. It has it all, an unconventional swoon-worthy romance, fabulous supporting cast of secondary characters, well-researche
Carrie Pagels
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review of Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland
By Roseanna M. White
Summerside Press (December 2011)
Roseanna has written a beautiful book. Her voice is fresh and lovely. She lends authenticity to the story with her own history of having attended college in historic Annapolis. Her love for the city is evident in her descriptions. The story is set during the time Annapolis was the nation’s capital during a short time in 1783-84. Roseanna is a member of Colonial American Christian Writers, a group
Terri Harr
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roseanna has done it again! The story line is different than the norm. They don't just meet and have to deal with difficult situations. They have known each other all their lives. They are betrothed. And yet, it is not the happy relationship that it should be. They are strangers. He is just going through the motions and she decides she can't live that way despite the fact that she has loved him all of her life.

The old saying "You don't know what you have until you've lost it" rings true in this
Amber Stokes
Nov 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lark is a young woman living in the newly independent United States who is tired of being stifled and ignored. So when the man she's long planned on marrying is found in a compromising situation, Lark finally flies away to test her own wings and find her own voice. When her fiancee eventually finds her again, will he see the treasure he took for granted and be given a second chance at loving Lark for who she really is?

As lovely and sophisticated as the cover, this story is a treat for lovers of
Sandi Rog
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why did it have to end?

I’ve never read a book from the Love Finds You series—until now. I purchased Annapolis because it was written by an author I trust, an author who doesn’t disappoint.

And again, Roseanna White didn’t disappoint.

After reading the book jacket description, I really wondered how Ms. White would pull off a love story when the hero betrays the heroine. But she did it in a believable manner and even drew me in so well that I found myself cheering, not only for the heroine, but the
MaryLu Tyndall
Dec 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a lover of the colonial time period as well as the city of Annapolis, which I have visited often, I was excited to pick up Ms. White's latest novel. But after only a few chapters, I have to say that I was completely absorbed in both the time period and the characters! Not typical for someone like me who is not only an author herself, but who has read a gazillion historical romances! Ms. White has a wonderful way with language that makes it seem like you are gliding across the pages as one wou ...more
Katie W
Lark and Emerson's short betrothal is in jeopardy because she feels she loves him much more than he loves her. She just wants to be loved and respected, but his actions prove he's not capable of that. She wants to call it off, but in 1793, that's not very acceptable, so her family sends her to some friends in Annapolis for the holidays. Emerson is desperate to win her back and eventually finds out where she is so he can start wooing her. there another man trying to win her as well?

I tho
Joanne Sher
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Every time I read a Roseanna White book, I become more and more of a fan. The characters are so relateable and deep, and the storyline kept me completely captivated. I was completely engrossed in Lark's life, and her struggles with Emerson, the "idiot" who reformed into quite the man. Just wish her brother Wiley had played a bit of a more central role (sure hope he'll be back in another book!) She did a wonderful job of capturing the mood and tension of this time at the beginning of our country' ...more
I loved this one! I loved the love story. I loved that Emerson went after her and saw her value and refused to give up. I also loved the other element of the story, of doing what's right even when it's hard. I loved seeing how the characters fought for freedom. This is one I reccommend.
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the hero's redemption.
Rachel Rittenhouse
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

Another fabulous story by Roseanna White! I love reading about historical books that really delve into historical accuracy of happened it a certain time period. This story definitely had a different twist to it then most of the historical fiction ones I’ve read because the heroine and hero started out engaged. And that was what made this story so fabulous and fresh!

Lark was such an inspiring heroine. I admired her spirit and her willingness to leave al
I enjoyed Roseanna White's Ladies of the Manor series so much and was surprised to find how much this book disappointed me. The writing in this one was definitely more didactic and less storytelling which was definitely one of the main reasons for my lesser enjoyment. I do like the message of relying on God in all things but prefer a more subtle application.

This book started out well. I was compelled by the h's plight, engagement to someone who doesn't even realize she's around most of the time
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Previously published as Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland, this story is a sweet journey through a period of history and a place that I was unfamiliar with. I appreciated the look into this part of history, where the founding fathers were fighting for peace, and where all people—patriots or loyalists—desired freedom. I never thought about how difficult it might be for loyalists who had stayed in America, but Roseanna does a good job exploring how this might have played out.
The characters in
Hannah Corner
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There were so many things that I loved about this book. The historical setting and events that were taking place are fascinating to read about...war is over and they are right at the edge of the slaves being freed. Soldiers are home, the ones that survived, and are dealing with the effects that fighting on the battleground has...some even with former friends and acquaintances. The lead lady character is learning about herself. She has a problem with self-image and being, not who she really is, b ...more
Love Finds You in Annapolis Maryland is an extremely memorable and lovable book! I could not put it down from page one and it has quickly made its way into my list of favorites. The story line itself was fairly original; the romance even more so! The use of God is constant beacon of hope but it isn't "preachy". I also adored the use of the founding fathers. Many colonial fiction stories discuss the revolutionary war and they might even mention the sons of Liberty but they don't have full scenes ...more
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Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always ...more