Book Review: A Love So True by Melissa Jagears

“. . . sometimes God’s ways are not our ways, so we have to be prepared for Him to do something we might not like, but still trust Him to get us where He wants us.” (138)

Title:  A Love So True
Series: Teaville Moral Society, #2
Author: Melissa Jagears
Publisher:  Bethany House Publisher
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

Evelyn Wisely loves working at the local orphanage, but her heart can't ignore the women of Teaville who are also in need. Her boss is willing to help build a shelter for them, but only if she gains the cooperation and financial support of other local businessmen. 

While David Kingsman plans to stay in Teaville just long enough to get his father's business back on solid ground, he's intrigued by Evelyn's cause and finds himself more invested with each passing day.

Will their plans and partnership fall apart when confronted with all that is stacked against them, or can they trust in God's plan despite it all?

With depth and intrigue, and an emotional twist, A Love So True by Melissa Jagears surprise you on more ways than expected. First, I did not like Evelyn from the get go. Yep, our main heroine. She was so unapologetically rude, which I didn't understand, until the reason was revealed. Yes, she's rude, but I she's also somewhat judgmental, which kind of offset the good in her love for the orphans and those in dire situations.  
“I’ll pretend that the compliment I gave you earlier wasn’t paid back with an unflattering assumption about me.” (143)

Then we have David, who's nice, charming and with a heart for the weak. What a contrast! And I love that together, we see that through their banters and how humbling it was for each to learn from the other. 
“A man who cared about spiritual things, who supported her even when she was a mess, who was annoyingly, absolutely perfect. . .” (149)

I felt the romance was just beautiful. The best kind of romance will include all the sweet moments, but also finding the one that God had meant for you, by showing you the good and the bad. It also allows growth, not only for the relationship but as individuals as well. The emphasis on supporting the poor, the orphans and providing options to those in destitute situations was a great message, and this following quote definitely highlights what A Love So True is about. 
“. . . when God says no, sometimes He makes you wait for something better. . .” (318)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Melissa Jagears, an ESL teacher by trade and the author of A Bride for Keeps, A Bride in Store,and A Bride at Last, is a stay-at-home mother on a tiny Kansas farm with a fixer-upper house. She's a member of ACFW and CROWN fiction marketing, and her passion is to help Christian believers mature in their faith and judge rightly. 

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  1. Wonderful review! I'm looking forward to reading this series.

  2. I just love that cover. This year we didn't have the beautiful change in leaves.


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