Secrets of the Heart – Book One – The Ravensmoore Chronicles
Madeline Whittington, daughter of the deceased Earl of Richfield, emerges from English society’s prescribed period of mourning in the winter of 1817.
Madeline believes that she no longer belongs in a world of gossip and gowns after experiencing multiple losses. When she rescues a runaway from Ashcroft Insane Asylum, her life will be forever changed as she discovers the dark secrets within the asylum walls.
Because of his elder brother’s unexpected death, Devlin Greyson becomes Earl of Ravensmoore and struggles between two worlds: one of affluence and privilege and one of poverty and disease. Torn between his desire to become a doctor and the numerous responsibilities of his title, he wrestles with God’s calling for his future.
Will he be able to honor this God-given gift and win the woman he falls in love with in a society that does not value gentlemen who work? And will Lady Madeline be able to honor her father’s memory when she is attracted to the man she holds responsible for her father’s death?
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Reviews & Endorsements…
“A plot so unique and compelling, pages fly and sleep will be lost . . . and never more happily so.”
—Julie Lessman, award-winning author of the Daughters of Boston series
“Secrets of the Heart is an amazing first book and certainly not to be Jillian Kent’s last. She brings the Regency era to life with its light and dark sides for an engrossing romance tinged with danger and suspense.”
—Linda Windsor, author of Healer, and the upcoming Thief, and Rebel, The Brides of Alba Arthurian Trilogy
“An impressive debut for Regency romantic suspense author Jillian Kent. Fast-paced, engrossing, with thoroughly engaging characters. A compelling story of two British aristocrats who struggle against the social strictures of their class, all the while seeking their true calling—and true love. A rousing tale of romance and suspense set amidst the genteel—and some not so genteel—British upper crust.”
—Kathleen Morgan, author of A Heart Divided
“A feast for fans of historical romance, and a superb debut from Jillian Kent.”
—James Scott Bell, author of Try Darkness and Presumed Guilty
“Some books are meant to be savored. Jillian Kent’s Secrets of the Heart is one of those books. With fine writing, an admirable heroine, and vivid historical details, the novel was a joy to read. I, for one, will be anxious to read the next installment of the trilogy.”
—Shelley Shepard Gray, author of the Seasons of Sugarcreek series
“A compelling first novel by Jillian Kent, Secrets of the Heart transports the reader into the mores of 19th century England where thoughtfully-crafted, believable characters are daring and bold, determined to live their dreams.”
—Mae Nunn, author of A Texas Ranger’s Family (Love Inspired), ACFW Carol Award winner 2010
“A positively brilliant debut novel by Jillian Kent! With a stirring romance, an evil villain, flawed but lovable characters, and enough intrigue and suspense to keep you turning pages long into the night, Secrets of the Heart sends you on an adventure you won’t soon forget.”
—MaryLu Tyndall, author of the Surrender to Destiny series
“In Secrets of the Heart, Jillian Kent takes the reader on a fast-paced adventure through the regency world of 1817 Yorkshire. From the aristocratic country houses of the ton to the horrific interior of a lunatic asylum, Kent gives a convincing portrait of the grieving process and a very sensitive look at mental illness. The story is enhanced by a lovable cast of secondary characters who befriend the heroine in the most unlikely places. Young Lady Madeline and doctor-in-training Lord Ravensmoore overcome one obstacle after another before love can triumph. A charming and action-filled regency romance by first-time author Jillian Kent.”
—Ruth Axtell Morren, author of A Bride of Honor and To Be A Mother
Chameleon – Book Two – The Ravensmoore Chronicles
Chameleon is the story of Lady Victoria Grayson, fondly referred to as Snoop by her physician brother, Lord Ravensmoore. Lady Victoria journeys to London for the first time in her adult life after battling a chronic childhood illness that kept her home bound for years. She is embroiled in a hornet’s nest of intrigue when her brother is called upon to treat a Member of Parliament after a brutal attack.
The Prince Regent has called Jonathon Denning, Lord Witt, from his home in the country to investigate Ravensmoore’s activities. The Regent isn’t so sure he wants one of his lords working a trade and expects to put an end to what he considers eccentric behavior. Jaded by his profession as a spy, Witt understands that some people are not what they pretend to be. When he meets Victoria his cynical nature is challenged along with his doubts about God. Together they must confront their pasts in order to solve a mystery that could devastate their future.
Reviews & Endorsements…
“A fascinating story of intrigue and romance. Chameleon is the perfect novel for a rainy evening with a bottomless pot of English tea at one’s side.”
—Serena Miller, author of Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio and The Measure of Katie Calloway
Mystery of the Heart - Book Three – The Ravensmoore Chronicles
Lady Mercy Grayson has secretly been studying medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has dressed as a man to pursue the same passion her big brother Devlin, Lord Ravensmoore, pursued outside the acceptance of society. Her secret has been discovered. Now she’s running away from Scotland and her dreams. Will she be able to accomplish what she feels is God’s calling, or will the parameters of society and those who want to use her secret to accomplish their own selfish ends determine the course of her future?
Vincent Lyons, Lord Eden, is an adventurer coming home to London to deliver the mysterious Holy Lance to the prince regent who wants to see if the legends are true surrounding this relic that is said to possess both the power of healing and destruction. His life is catapulted in another direction when he meets Mercy who is pursuing a different kind of adventure that will cause him to question everything he believes.
Both will be forced to examine their personal motives when members of a voudon tribe, the Regent, and the London Legend Seekers Club search to possess the ancient relic for their own purposes.
Reviews & Endorsements…
“Jillian Kent’s, Mystery Of The Heart, is a riveting tale of intrigue, courage, romance and faith. I was hooked from the first page, when the heroine washes up upon the shores of Regency England half-drowned, only to be taken captive by the mysterious Lord Eden. This is a story to be savored and shared.”
- Serena Miller, author of, The Measure of Katie Calloway, 2012 Rita Award for Best Inspirational Romance.
“A winning escape for the romantic imagination, Mystery of the Heart, will keep readers on the edge of their seats! A sigh-worthy hero and an intelligent make this Regency novel a pure pleasure for fans of the genre as well as anyone seeking a love story that’s brightened by a healthy dose of adventure.”
- Rosslyn Elliott, Award-winning author of, Fairer Than Morning and Sweeter Than Birdsong
“Mystery of the Heart is a deliciously credible and moving account of a nineteenth-century woman pursuing her dream to become a doctor. From the elegant world of English royalty to the frightening venues of an insane asylum, author Jillian Kent presents a meticulously researched novel filled with suspense, mystery, and romance. I couldn’t put this one down!”
- Sue Harrison, Author of international best seller Mother Earth Father Sky
“Jillian Kent writes a sweeping romantic intrigue, brilliant with well-drawn characters and meticulous research of Regency England.”
- Linda Windsor, Author of The Brides of Alba historical series: Healer, Thief, and Rebel