The Artful Match
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
Cara is a woman with a good heart. She tries to do her best in all things, but mishaps have a way of finding her. Her latest was an accident that she is keeping close and others are having a hard time forgiving. This "mishap" was the cause of her ...more
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
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
Let's talk heroes for a minute. Poor Henry, long suffering head the of the Burke family -- and I wouldn't wish his mothe ...more
I have to admit I like Cara. She's a lot like I used to be and still am in many ways and does not fit in anywhere.
I love Jennifer's writing style!!
I love secrets!! But only the good ones!!
I love the mystery that she weaves into her stories along with the historical aspect of it.
I learned a lot from her books. This is why I love historical fiction!!
Some of the places I even went to look up and wow I do want to visit someday! Jennifer is at her best here!! He ...more
Julia, the middle sister, is on her honeymoon and will return to attend medical school to become a doctor. Cara, the youngest, is serving as a governess; but her real dream is to become an accomplished artist. Set in Victorian England, none of the Bernay sisters seem to march with the times ...more
I was really concerned about Cara. Her situation ...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
The sisters show up too late
The quick family used for jealousy
The mishandled backstory of Amelia ( no one liked for answers)
Cora going along with the family ruse and her being treated so poorly
Langdon blind behavior with Amelia
Quick sleepy thoughts
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
Note: I was gifted this book by the author. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.
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
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
Cara lost her job as a governess after a near tragedy and goes to London hoping to find ...more