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A Heart Most Worthy

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Siri's Best Book Ever!

I was really looking forward to Siri's next book and was not at all disappointed! I really connected with the characters. As usual, her historical setting was thorough and accurate. I really felt I was getting a look into a period of American history from someone who...
I was really looking forward to Siri's next book and was not at all disappointed! I really connected with the characters. As usual, her historical setting was thorough and accurate. I really felt I was getting a look into a period of American history from someone who lived it. I enjoyed the story line. I also felt I was learning about our forefathers (mothers!) without feeling like I read a textbook. I can't wait for the next book!

posted by howesew on July 17, 2011

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A solid historical fiction

A Heart Most Worthy follows three shopgirls of completely different personalities and backgrounds, joining them as they navigate family, life and love. My favorite is Annamaria; she's sweet and kind and is learning when it's good to be rebellious. My least favorite is J...
A Heart Most Worthy follows three shopgirls of completely different personalities and backgrounds, joining them as they navigate family, life and love. My favorite is Annamaria; she's sweet and kind and is learning when it's good to be rebellious. My least favorite is Julietta, by far; I found her to be dense and selfish, rather than fiery and passionate, and she made it hard for me to connect with her. Because the book is written from several points of view, Julietta also made it hard for me to connect with the other characters because every time I read through one of her sections, she yanked me out of the illusion.


While A Heart Most Worthy wasn't really my kind of book, I still enjoyed learning about Italian immigrants in America. I didn't realize that the people we consider to be Italians considered themselves to be grouped by region, not country, e.g. Sicilians, Avellinos, Calabrese. The little nuances of Italian life were also surprising and unique touches to the novel.


Siri Mitchell is, without doubt, an excellent writer, but this book just didn't appeal to me the way I'd hoped it would. However, if you like historicals and Christian fiction (this one is much more religious than She Walks in Beauty), then A Heart Most Worthy would be worth picking up.


[This book was received for review from the publisher.]

posted by whatinabox on July 14, 2011

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    Good book

    Slightly confusing. Not this authors best but still a good read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    from cinderella to ashes to a new future

    wonderfully written. I enjoyed the vantage point of NY immigrants that Siri presented.

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

    Great tale of Romance, Intrigue, and Faith!

    I thought this was a very interesting story about three young Italian immigrants living in Boston. Julietta is a headstrong, rule-breaker who has plans to do as she pleases, and love who she pleases. Annamaria is the ultimate "good girl" who always does as she is told, and knows her place in her family. Luciana is struggling with her fall from fortune, and trying to survive the assassin who killed her father. All three young ladies come together at Madame Fortier's dress shop, where they work on the third floor using their talents to create gowns for the wealthy. Julietta, Annamaria, and Luciana overcome their fears, turn to God, and realize the plans He has for their lives in very different ways. There is a history lesson to be learned from this story on how Italian immigrants were viewed in the early 1900's, along with a fantastic tale of romance, danger, faith, and family all rolled into one. I thoroughly enjoyed the author's writing style and storytelling, and would recommend this book to my friends!

    Bethany House Publishers sent me this book for free so that I could write a non-biased review.

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