More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
Ratings and Reviews (5 7 star ratings
5 reviews
)

Overall rating

5.0 out of 5
7
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Stars
7 0 0 0 0

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Reviews

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    •°o•:*:•. He has a plan and a purpose for us All .

    Melissa Jagears continues the enriched drama of the Teaville Moral Society. This time the focus is on the overly tall, and extremely persnickety Evelyn Wisely who has a heart for the orphaned children of the red-light district of a small town in 1908 Kansas. While many people believe the problems those children face are direct results of the lifestyle their mothers have “chosen”, Evelyn believes every child deserves love and care. She will go to great lengths to do her part toward that end. Additionally, she holds a long-kept secret buried in her heart that causes her to keep her distance from men who might indicate the slightest interest in her. David Kingsman is the son of a wealthy, big city businessman who has been tasked with coming to Teaville to quickly sell a canning jar production company his father recently acquired, and then get back home to business and his father’s ideas for his future. However, God seems to have other plans for David, as he continually finds his path redirected toward helping Evelyn. He is a pleasant sort, with a strong character that pushes him to do the right thing. I especially enjoyed old Mr. Hargrove who is over 80 years old. His kindness was charming, and the fact he was made to feel useful again was just precious. So many old people get ignored, and these moments in the story were endearing. Once again, this story was filled with detail and faith. I enjoyed it very much. © May 2017 Bethany House, 358 pages I received a copy from Bethany House Publ., in exchange for my honest opinion, with no other compensation, which I am privileged to provide.***** SERIES: TEAVILLE MORAL SOCIETY**** Introduction Novella, Engaging the Competition found in the collection book With this Ring, featuring various authors*** Book 1 = A Heart Most Certain 08/2016*** Book 2 = A Love So True 05/2017*** Book 3 = A Chance at Forever TBA
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    An Excellent Read!

    A Love So True, written by Melissa Jagears, is the first book I've read by this author and hopefully not the last. Since this is book 2 of the series, I thought I might have a hard time figuring out where I was in the series, but I had no problem and found it easily read as a standalone. Jagears introduced me to her characters in a way that held my interest from the beginning to the end. I thought she did a great job at developing the main female character, Evelyn Wisely, from a woman who was so giving and understanding of all those around her...yet she couldn't be forgiving to herself! She gave everything she could to the underprivileged who needed so much because of either decision they made or other people made for them...a lovely character. Then we meet the main male character, David Kingsman. He's also was ever ready to help others feel good about themselves and help them become successful in what they loved to do. Unfortunately, my review is not going to be as impressive as Jagears A Love So True...but if you love historicals that are inspirational with romance you'll love this! I was given a copy of this book. All thoughts and comments are my own.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Great Read

    I love when an author keeps me guessing, and that is what Melissa Jagears managed to do in A Love So True. I was never quite sure where the story was leading, but the end was completely satisfying. This was a well-written story with deep characters, and it has made be want to do more for people. It is not often that an author inspires that in me. *I was provided a free copy of this book. I was not required to leave a positive review, but an honest one.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    A Christian message without compromise or apology

    When the author asked if I would be willing to do a review of her next book, I wondered if she could actually match the success of the first book. I'm happy to declare a definitive YES! This book is every bit as good as book 1. The first detail that's clearly presented is a Christian message. It is delivered without compromise or apology. The characters a flawed, yet fully developed and show growth of character. Even the secondary characters are fully developed such that any one of them could become the focus for upcoming books. And, the plot flows with all the proper steps from development, climax, and conclusion. There are lots of themes in the book, several are a continuation from book 1, but the themes that stood out to me are: religion vs true Christianity, love vs obligation, taking responsibility and facing the consequences of your actions, and forgiveness - both that from God, others, and self. The romance is exceptionally well done. Evelyn Wisely, the heroine, has a reputation for pushing men away and ignoring their interest in her. However, she meets her match in David Kingsman who sees her first as a challenge and later as someone he wants to pursue. However, Evelyn has a deep dark secret. What will happen if she confesses? I don't want to reveal anything that will give too much of the storyline away. Let it suffice that this is a fantastic book and will help anyone who claims to be a Christian evaluate their faith. It does deal with some difficult topics such as those dealt with in book 1, but all from a Christian worldview. My rating - 5 stars
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Finding Forgiveness and Romance in Teaville

    No one works more tirelessly for the orphans of Teaville, KS, than Evelyn Wisely. Her job at the orphanage puts her in contact with children few in their town will accept – the children of prostitutes. As she tends to their needs, she sees the trap that many of the women find themselves ensnared within. What if their town could build a women’s shelter to house any of the women who want to leave prostitution? What if they would teach the women another trade? Could they help both the children and their mothers with just one idea? David Kingsman is sent to Teaville by his father to sell the glass factory his father has acquired. David, however, has a different vision. If he can make it more profitable before he sells it, the factory will be worth way more than his father expects to get out of it. Unfortunately, when he arrives he discovers that the man running the place is basically drawing a salary for doing the least amount of work he can manage. As David works to “clean house”, his long hours don’t leave him any time to pursue his first love – cooking. Worse yet, he can’t find a restaurant that cooks better food than he could make himself and the food provided by the boarding house he stays in is just plain awful. Searching for a restaurant in this new-to-him town, he follows the very respectable –looking Evelyn into the Hawk and Eagle “soda fountain”. At least, that’s what he thinks it has to be because no lady of substance would ever enter a saloon, right? Intrigued by this woman who walks into not only a bar but the red light district alone and without fear, David makes it a point to get to know her. The cold shoulder he gets would - and has - made many men turn their attentions elsewhere. David, however, is only looking for friendship. He doesn’t plan to stay in Teaville and he’s not looking for romance. Since Evelyn has her own reasons for keeping all men at a distance, David’s temporary status in Teaville makes him a safe option for friendship. What happens, then, when feelings change and secrets come to light? Welcome back to Teaville – where the Teaville Moral Society is THE Ladies club to belong to. Book 2 in Melissa Jagears’ Teaville Moral Society series brings readers a kinder, less judgmental ladies group than was in Book 1, A Heart Most Certain. While most of the ladies are on board with helping the orphans, few of them are willing to risk their reputations to help the town’s prostitutes – many of whom were forced into the life as mere children. It seemed to be almost a given that little girls whose mothers were prostitutes would inevitably gain the attention of some man bent on taking their innocence. Knowing that this heinous activity continues in present day breaks my heart. The book makes the point that, even though Evelyn can’t save everyone, she does what she can and saves some. While, yes, this has elements of romance in it, the bulk of the story has more to do with forgiving oneself for youthful mistakes. Evelyn also chooses to focus her life on making the lives of others better, instead of on the train wreck hers seems to have become. I admired her a great deal for that. I recommend this book for readers who enjoy historical fiction, romance fiction or just anyone who loves a good story. This one will make you laugh, cheer, and cry – sometimes all three within just a few pages! I can hardly wait for the NEXT installment!
7

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS