I love historical books where independent females are determine to reach their goals despite being in the minority group. You’ll find this and so much more in, The Heart’s Appeal. Author Jennifer Delamere writes a great book in the era where female doctors were not widely acaccept by society. On top of this main character Julia, faces many obstacles while trying to make it into medical school. She needs tutoring in many subjects, funds are low, and she looses her heart to somebody who is aiding in trying to close down the women’s school. There is also a side plot I enjoyed of an estranged daughter and father. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys christian historical romance with ‘feisty’ women :).
From the Back Cover
He Never Expected to See Her Again. Then She Appeared with a Most Unexpected Request. . . .
Strong-minded and independent, Julia Bernay has come to London to study medicine and become a doctor–a profession that has only just opened up to women. When she witnesses a serious accident, her quick action saves the life of an ambitious young barrister named Michael Stephenson. It’s only later that she learns he could be instrumental in destroying her dreams for the future.
Coming from a family that long ago lost its status, Michael Stephenson has achieved what many would have thought impossible. Hard work and an aptitude for the law have enabled him to regain the path to wealth and recognition. His latest case puts him in the middle of a debate over the future of a women’s medical school. He’s supposed to remain objective, but when the beguiling and determined Julia reappears with an unexpected entreaty, he begins to question what he’s made most important in his life. But Julia may be hiding her own motivations. As the two are tangled into spending more time together, will their own goals be too much to overcome?