Monday, 14 March 2011
Book Review - A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell
Publisher Blurb: The elegance of Madame Forza's gown shop is a far cry from the downtrodden North End of Boston. Yet each day Julietta, Annamaria, and Luciana enter the world of the upper class, working on finery for the elite in society. The three beauties each long to break free of their obligations and embrace the American dream--and their chance for love. But the ways of the heart are difficult to discern at times. Julietta is drawn to the swarthy, mysterious Angelo. Annamaria has a star-crossed encounter with the grocer's son, a man from the entirely wrong family. And through no intent of her own, Luciana catches the eye of Billy Quinn, the son of Madame Forza's most important client. Their destinies intertwined, each harboring a secret from their families and each other, will they be found worthy of the love they seek?
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was an easy read that flowed smoothly. Equal importance is given to each of the three main characters. They are all believable and likable. It delved into the Italian tradition a fair bit but over simplified things in some parts. It was detailed where it needed to be (describing the beautiful gowns they created) but didn't bore you with unnecessary explanations All in all, an enjoyable Sunday afternoon read. I would recommend this book to others.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".