Thursday, 24 March 2011

A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell


The elegance of Madame Forza's gown shop is a far cry from the downtrodden North End of Boston. Yet each day Julietta, Annamaria, and Luciana enter the world of the upper class, working on finery for the elite in society. The three beauties each long to break free of their obligations and embrace the American dream--and their chance for love. But the ways of the heart are difficult to discern at times. Julietta is drawn to the swarthy, mysterious Angelo. Annamaria has a star-crossed encounter with the grocer's son, a man from the entirely wrong family. And through no intent of her own, Luciana catches the eye of Billy Quinn, the son of Madame Forza's most important client. Their destinies intertwined, each harboring a secret from their families and each other, will they be found worthy of the love they seek?

My take:~

Beautifully and uniquely told, Siri Mitchell's latest historical novel, A Heart Most Worthy is a wonderful addition to any reader's bookshelves. I enjoyed the omniscient point of view (imagine a narrator) admiring Siri's courage to write outside the box and do it successfully. Siri's characterisation is always exceptional and you will connect with Luciana, Julietta and Annamaria on a deep level as they battle family expectations, deprivations, attraction and cultural constraints. The city of Boston and the Italian immigrant communities come alive through Siri's attention to detail and skillful prose. A Heart Most Worthy is a joy to read for anyone who appreciates exceptional storytelling, historical detail and stories of love.

With thanks to Bethany for my review copy

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Review of A Constant Heart and She Walks in Beauty

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Sara said...

Nice review! I just finished She Walks in Beauty, which was the first book I've read by Siri Mitchell and I just loved it. Can't wait to read this book!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I've been waiting and waiting for this one. It sounds so good. I loved She Walks in Beauty.
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