Katherine Ramsey enter’s London’s social season with high hopes of getting a good match. With her Aunt as her instructor, she moves in the highest circles of society and soon finds herself admired by everyone. When a man of wealth and position starts courting her, her dreams are close to coming true. However, her plans soon get jeopardized when scandalous news of one of her family members comes to light. Suddenly ignored by society, Katherine is forced to step back from the limelight. She becomes friends with a medical student, Jonathan and starts working with the poor people living in London’s East side. she begins to realize that she finds fulfillment and satisfaction in helping those in need. Her friendship with Jonathan and her relationship with God continues to deepen while volunteering. When the winds of scandal blow over, she is once again courted by a man of wealth and dreams of a wealthy life are in her reach.She must now decide whether to pursue the life of leisure or to a life of service.
I had a little trouble getting into this book and put it down for awhile. The writing style was not what I was used to. I picked it up a couple weeks later and was able to get a little more interested in the story. It was a little confusing at first with the several different story lines. They appeared to be separate stories but came together nicely at the end. The author created her characters well though and i found that I did not like Katherine’s aunt very much. This story was fairly predictable. I didn’t feel like I learned a lot about the history of the Edwardian time period. I think though that the lesson’s Katherine learned about what was really important in life can be something the reader can apply to her own life. This story is great when you want to relax and just enjoy a good love story.
I would recommend it to my friends who like love stories.
I got this book as a review book from Waterbrook Multnomah.