Catherine's Heart

Catherine's Heart

Book 2 of Tales of London. Eighteen-year-old Catherine Rayborn is thrilled with her first taste of independence when she begins Girton College in Cambridge in 1880. Amid all the excitement, however, comes the painful realization of the vast difference between true love and shallow infatuation. Lawana Blackwell skillfully endears a cast of loveable characters to readers in Book 2 of Tales of London. Eighteen-year-old Catherine Rayborn is thrilled with her first taste of independence when she b...

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Title:Catherine's Heart
Author:Lawana Blackwell
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Genres:Christian Fiction
ISBN:Catherine's Heart (Tales of London #2)
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Catherine's Heart Reviews

  • Katherine Coble
    Mar 06, 2016
    I'm not the target audience for this. Blackwell has said that this is her personal favourite and the favourite if most of her readers. It was good, but I prefer _Maiden of Mayfair_ by far. Im not looking for love and the struggles of pretty girls who have to decide among several suitor...
  • Safaa
    Jul 19, 2011
    The characters of this book captivate me because they have a moral/religious guide in their lives, even if they are not of my faith. They're nice to be around. I also like "Tales of London" books because they contain some good lessons. For example, "Catherine's Heart" shows example...
  • Jen
    Oct 11, 2010
    Not one of Blackwell's better books. Mostly I just wanted to slap Catherine. I would have liked a lot less Lord Holt/Catherine and a lot more Hugh/Catherine. ...
  • Lauren Grace Keen
    May 15, 2008
    This book was dumb. I skipped the last 50 pages just to get to the end of it and be done ...
  • Ruth
    Nov 01, 2008
    This is the second in a series of three books set in 19th Century England. In this book the main character, Catherine, is a college student. The book takes us through all four years and is about her relationships with her friends, men, her family and God. I usually like Blackwell's boo...
  • Robert
    Sep 02, 2012
    Like the first book in Tales of London Series ?Is christian fiction, that is also coming of age story set in Victorian London . I found it to be a charming story about love and forgiveness . It get a bit preachy at times . But the writer does not over do it . This book the main cha...
  • Diane
    Mar 01, 2011
    If you've ever suffered a bad heartbreak or overlooked someone's faults because you really "loved" them, you will find a kindred spirit in this story. On page 338, Uncle Daniel was trying to counsel Catherine as to what was the best way to get over heartache--get busy helping others...
  • Patti
    Mar 15, 2013
    ?Catherine?s Heart? is #2 in the Tales of London series. I enjoyed #1, ?The Maiden of Mayfair?, but this one was a disappointment for me. Frankly, it was tedious reading. The story jumps around quite a bit, and often I found myself puzzled and stopping to recall just whom are...
  • Loraine
    Feb 13, 2010
    Good historical fiction. ...
  • Kw
    Apr 13, 2018
    Just very satisfying. Much better than I expected. This set of books can be read in any order, I think, as they don't really depend on the previous characters. ...
  • Leanne
    Sep 10, 2011
    Catherine got involved with an unsavory character and was unwilling to see his faults. It took heartbreak for her to come to her senses and see him for who he really was. It took time for the wounds to heal, but in the meantime she grew in her faith and became wiser in her dealings wit...
  • Rachel
    Dec 08, 2009
    Also, a quite good story about falling in love. ...
  • Zette
    Jan 22, 2010
    Good second book in the Tales of London series. It was inspiring to see Catherine mature and develop into the woman God wanted her to be. I wish more time had been spent on the romance between Catherine and Hugh instead of Catherine and Lord Holt's romance though. ...
  • Mary
    Mar 26, 2014
    I really like this author, and I enjoyed this book about choices and "need." Catherine finally learned that she does not "need" others to provide her own happiness. This 2nd in the series kept my interest. It helps that it's in my favorite setting and time frame! ...
  • Carol
    Apr 21, 2014
    Second in the Tales of London series this is a great read. The addition of tension in the lives of the characters at college is palpable, Once again I love the scenes written to where I feel if I went to Girton I would have no problem getting around. Once again a great book by Lawana...
  • Mary
    Sep 13, 2012
    This story shows how even a well-bred lady, from a Godly home, can be so easily swayed in her youth. In this period of history, as others, discussions in homes between parents and children can be very empty, instead of being full of teaching and God's word; a young person can go off in...
  • Shantelle
    Jul 27, 2016
    Another great novel! It was lovely getting Catherine's story ... and thought-provoking! Catherine's Heart was filled with lessons, love, family, and faith! It was enjoyable, along with its sober note. I do so appreciate the deep theme of faith I've found so far in Lawana Blackwell's bo...
  • Rachel
    Nov 02, 2013
    The author's opinions stuck out to me as quite blunt. Just could've been even more persuasive. Good message though, nd the thing about the guys acting worse when they're around other guys was sooo true haha ...
  • Kelsey
    Feb 07, 2013
    I found it hard to get into also (again!) have read b4 and not remembered reading until starting again so not memorable. A woman experiences heartbreak after a secret love marries one of her friends. Her other friends encourage her and she realizes that she should have prayed about it ...
  • Laura Howe
    Jan 26, 2013
    So sweet. I'm looking forward to the third book in this series. ...
  • Gerrie
    Jul 31, 2016
    This was a wonderful book. The book starts as Catherine - the heroine - enters Girton, one of Cambridge University's women's colleges. It follows Catherine through Girton, as she suffers heartbreak and betrayal, becomes more insightful about herself and matures, and finds a lasting lov...
  • Fawn
    May 09, 2017
    Another sweet story of love, family, friendship and forgiveness. ...
  • Lyssa
    Apr 30, 2013
    3.5-4 I just can't decide. While very interesting, it was painful to read. With about 85% of the book building up an extremely toxic relationship, I just felt too much anxiety and dread. Not enough time was devoted to the sweetness of the right relationship. I liked that we kept plu...
  • Brenna Johnson
    Jul 09, 2013
    I was happy to read about Catherine Rayborn and her trials of the heart. I agree with another review who warned that young girls ought to read it. I found some of the minor characters annoying and want a resolution between Aunt Phyllis and Sarah at some point. ...
  • Jenny Stewart
    Apr 30, 2013
    Every young woman should read this and Beware! ...
  • Rachel
    Oct 23, 2013
    I love how Lawana Blackwell brings her characters to life. I really like her books. ...
  • Carolyn Tye
    May 13, 2016
    I enjoyed this book once I got over some typos. It was more of a page turner than the first book in the series. The lessons were good and not too preachy. My only complaint is the typos in the beginning. For instance, Mrs. Doyle was incorrectly called Mrs. Rayborn. Also Sarah was incor...
  • Jocelyn
    Mar 05, 2017
    Enjoyed it! Lessons to be learned! This book was harder for me & I realized that was because it hit 'home' in my heart, because the unattractive personality weaknesses were so close to my own. However, all's well by the end of the Lord's chastisement & grace here as in my ow...
  • Carol
    Jul 01, 2017
    Another delightful story. ...
  • farmgirlbookworm
    Jan 31, 2019
    Wonderful characters and plot. This book has some AMAZING lessons in romance and choosing a spouse. Really, really great and one of my favorites in this genre. ...