ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kaye Dacus (KAY DAY-cuss) is an author and educator who has been writing fiction for more than twenty years. A former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, Kaye enjoys being an active ACFW member and the fellowship and community of hundreds of other writers from across the country and around the world that she finds there. She currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers, which she co-founded in 2003 with three other writers. Each month, she teaches a two-hour workshop on an aspect of the craft of writing at the MTCW monthly meeting. Kaye lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is an academic advisor and English Composition instructor for Bethel University.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Kate and Christopher Dearing’s lives turn upside down when their father loses everything in a railroad land speculation. The siblings are shipped off to their mother’s brother in England with one edict: marry money.
At twenty-seven years old, Kate has the stigma of being passed over by eligible men many times—and that was before she had no dowry. Christopher would like nothing better than to make his own way in the world; and with a law degree and expertise in the burgeoning railroad industry, he was primed to do just that—in America.
Though their uncle tries to ensure Kate and Christopher find matrimonial prospects only among the highest echelon of British society, their attentions stray to a gardener and a governess.
While Christopher has options that would enable him to lay his affections where he chooses, he cannot let the burden of their family’s finances crush his sister. Trying to push her feelings for the handsome—but not wealthy— gardener aside, Kate’s prospects brighten when a wealthy viscount shows interest in her. But is marrying for the financial security of her family the right thing to do, when her heart is telling her she’s making a mistake?
Mandates . . . money . . . matrimony. Who will follow the heart?
If you would like to read the first chapter of >Follow the Heart, go HERE
My review of Follow the Heart:
I have been trying to remember if I have read anything by Kaye Dacus before. I know I have been interested in her books in the past, but I do think Follow the Heart is the first one I have read. I really liked her writing style. I like an author who writes in a way that makes it easy for me to get into the story. I had no problem feeling engaged and interested in this story and in the lives of Kate and Christopher. I have read a lot of stories with a plot similar to this one set in the time period similar to this one, so there was not a lot of originality with this book. I did feel that Kaye added her own touch, especially to her characters that helped set this book apart from others.
I would have to say that overall, I enjoyed Follow the Heart. Sometimes an author’s writing style makes the book for me much more than the actual story. I really liked Kaye’s writing and I feel like I could read any story of hers and really enjoy it. If you are a fan of Regency novels, you will like this one. I will definitely add Kaye to my list of authors that I want to read more of.