The Artful Match
What I loved most is that the characterization of youngest sister Cara. Having her portrayed as a bit naive and idealistic rang true for me. Cara demonstrates a love for others and Christ through her actions.
It was effective to have the novel open with Julia's honeymoon trip and then shift to Cara's story. The epilogue wraps up neatly several details from the series. The afterward provides insight into what was factual vs. creative in the nove ...more
Cara Bernay has grown up in an orphanage run by George Mueller. She is an orphan but is still close with her two sisters, Julia and Rosalyn. They have each found their way in the world. Cara has been a maid and is now a governess. With a tragedy narrowly averted, she finds herself without a position. She wants t ...more
I love the characters in this book! Amelia totally steals my heart, and I really enjoyed Clara. The Characters are so well done, and they really drive ...more
I absolutely adored Henry and Cara’s characters. They were chiseled beautifully and really came to life within the story. I loved w ...more
She meets Langham’s brother, the Earl of Morestowe, and his headstrong ward, Amelia. Cara brings out the best in Amelia and, though intimidated by aristocracy, she feels an attraction for Henry Burke.
I had a...more
It sounded intriguing. I actually vacillated a bit while trying to decide if I was going to download it for review or not, because I figured from the blurb that the romance might be a bigger part of the plot than I generally like. In the end, my intrigue won out and I read it.
WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book was not my cup of tea. I didn't really dislike it, but I felt rather meh about the whole story. I should have listened to my instincts about it probably not bei ...more
"Perhaps, after doing it so many times, staring over was the one thing Cara was good at.
Cara Bernay's sisters have both found their place in life, with adoring husbands and fulfilling careers, they seem to have solidly grasped their futures with both hands. Sadly, Cara's life has just been radically upended following an error in judgement; nearly costing a family the life of their son and ultimately terminating Cara's employment as a nanny. Perhaps it's time to chart a new course, one ...more
4.5 stars. I received a copy from the author in exchange for a fair review.
The Artful Match is a delightful conclusion to a wonderful series. Both upon reading the open-ending conclusion of the prior book and reading the prologue to this one, I wondered how Jennifer Delamere would tie it all together, given this book was about Cara, and Julia was the one making the big revelations in both the previous book and the prologue. H ...more
What a wonderful conclusion to this fantastic series! This book is #3 in the London Beginnings series featuring three Bernay sisters but it can be read as a stand-alone. The author does an excellent job pulling in characters from previous novels and explaining the pertinent events from those novels that tie in to the plot in this book. Jennifer Delamere's writing flows well and ...more
On her own in London, Cara is remarkably naïve in ...more
But there is also his brother, Langham, who is not exactly helping things out with the family. He is an asp ...more
The prologue of the story, is probably the one area that had me confused as to the purpose of the rest of the story. I didn't know who this Juli ...more
The main characters were likable. Cara was very kind and patient with children, but due to a mistake that endangered a child, she swore to never be solely responsible for one again. She decided to learn painting as a profession but ende ...more
This story has faith woven in and enough sweet romance amidst some historical facts that blend together perfectly like an artists palette. Well written with believable character ...more
Cara Bernay, younger sister of Julia from The Heart’s Appeal (London Beginnings, Book #2), heads to London after an unintended near tragedy causes her to lose her position as governess. She serendipitously meets Langham Burke, an aspiring artist with his own problems, and his brother Henry, the Earl of Morestowe. An invitatio ...more
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House and was not required to write a review.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.