The Heart’s Appeal
by Jennifer Delamere
(Series: London Beginnings, Book Two)
The series is entitled “London Beginnings” . The Heart’s Appeal is the second book in the series. The story takes place in 1881 in London when women were just beginning to take their place outside the home. Julia Bernay is determined to attend medical school and become a doctor. The powers that be do not want the school to succeed and have employed Michael Stephenson, a up and coming young lawyer, to see that their law suit against the school shuts it down. At the scene of an accident Julia rushes to help the injured, one of whom is Michael Stephenson. He owes her his life and that makes it somewhat difficult to continue the court case against her chosen medical school. The story of how he resolves this difficulty is told with many interesting and surprising details. This is an excellent read with well developed characters and historically accurate facts interwoven with a faith based thread.