Friday, June 8, 2012

Book Review: Heart of Glass by Jill Marie Landis

Book Description:
Kate Keene's childhood memories compel her to take her newly-acquired architectural skills to a dilapidated Louisiana mansion. But when she returns to the Reconstruction-era South, she's shocked to discover the man she's dreamed of for so long has become a bitter, angry recluse. Colin Delany, the handsome older brother of her best friend, has lost all he once held dear, with no hope of ever restoring the Belle Fleuve mansion and plantation. Filled with spunk and determination, Kate feels it's her duty to help, so when Colin demands she roll up her drawings and get out, she refuses. And when Colin forces Kate to promise his dying sister they will care for his niece and nephew, she complies. Having been orphaned herself, Kate realizes she must put the children's welfare above her own, even if it means a marriage of convenience. But will Colin's hovering darkness ever lift? And can Kate's persistent love and faith transform their uncertain future?
My thoughts:
Heart of Glass by Jill Marie Landis is the third book in the Irish Angel Series. In Heart of Glass we meet Kate Keene, an aspiring architect, and her dream to restore Belle Fleuve, the place that hold a special place in her heart. Of course, she wasn't counting on a marriage of convenience to Colin Delany, but for the love that she had for his sister she complies. As they work at becoming a family she is reminded of days long ago when she was separated from her sisters after her parent's death. Kate and Colin face many challenges, but with faith and love they overcome them.
It it unusual that a book series improves with each one, but I have found that so in the Irish Angel Series. In the first book in the series, Heart of Glass, we learn the story of four girls who are separated after their parents die. Each subsequent book has told a different sister's story. I really, really enjoyed this story. Kate Keene is extremely likeable person. Colin Delany was an interesting, though very infuriating. I am also a sucker for marriage of convenience stories. I enjoyed the setting during the Reconstruction-era South and the tenacity of the Southerners during that period. Their isn't a lot of focus on Kate being found by her two sisters, but I enjoyed the story so well without them in it that I didn't mind. I would definitely call this a "feel good, comforting" read.

Read my other reviews for the Irish Angel Series:
Heart of Stone (1)
Heart of Lies (2)

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1 comment:

  1. Beth,
    Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the books. Thanks for taking the time to review Heart of Glass.



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