Follow the Heart

Follow the Heart, Great Exhibition Series #1   -     
        By: Kaye Dacus

Follow the Heart
Kay Dacus
B & H

Set during the Industrial Revolution and the Great Exhibition of 1851, Follow the Heart is a "sitting-room romance" with the feel of a Regency-era novel but the fashions and technological advances of the mid-Victorian age.
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.

I’ve heard much about Kaye Dacus, but I’ve never had the chance to read any of her novels until now. Though it took a little while to get into, I really enjoyed Follow the Heart. It was slow-moving at first, but I thought it got better as the story went on.

I wasn’t quite as interested in Kate’s story- I liked the plot between her brother Christopher and governess Nora much better. (Nora was definitely my favorite character, though Christopher came close). Though I didn’t dislike Kate, she wasn’t really one of my favorite characters, probably because I felt really bad for Stephen Brightwell, and though I know she didn’t mean to hurt him, she did. I, personally, am pleased that the third book in this series is to be about him, because I think he deserves a happy ending of his own!

Objectionable content: there are a few kisses throughout the novel.

Rating: 8


I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

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