The Heart of a Vicar by Sarah M. Eden

By Sarah M. Eden


Young love is all too fleeting, as Harold Jonquil painfully discovered years ago when Sarah Sarvol, the niece of a neighboring landowner, captured his heart. After an idyllic few weeks in the throes of blossoming love, reality intervened. They could have no future. Following their disastrous parting, Harold attempted to push aside thoughts of love and regret, but Sarah has never left his heart. Now, years later, he has achieved his lifelong aspiration of becoming the local vicar. However, the role proves more difficult than he imagined. He feels hollow and uninspired—until the most important person in his past returns, challenging him as no one ever has.

When Sarah’s ailing uncle summons her back to the family estate in England, there is only one person from her past she is reluctant to see again: Harold Jonquil, the only man who has ever claimed her heart. But when she comes face-to-face with her former beau, she hardly recognizes the aloof and dull man before her. She is determined to help Harold rediscover the passion he once felt toward his chosen profession. Soon, despite their exasperation with each other, they cannot deny the stirring of feelings long buried—but is it too late for second chances?

About the author:

Sarah M. Eden is the author of several well-received historical romances. Her previous Proper Romance novel Longing for Home won the Foreword Reviews 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year award for romance. Hope Springs won the 2014 Whitney Award for "Best Novel of the Year" and The Sheriffs of Savage Wells was a Foreword Reviews 2016 Book of the Year finalist for romance.

Combining her obsession with history and an affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library and dreams of one day traveling to all the places she reads about. Visit Sarah at

In Emilee's opinion:

If you love Sarah M. Eden, you are going to love this novel. It is part of The Jonquil Family novels. This was the first one I read that was about the Jonquil Family so I was a bit lost but once I got to know each character, it was smooth reading. Now, I want to read the rest of the books in this series.

Also, if you love regency romance novels, you will definitely find some favorite characters and a sweet romance. Harold and Sarah are the main characters the story is based on. It was fun to see Harold's supportive relationship with his housekeeper and the changes he makes because of Sarah. I liked Sarah from the start. She was a sweetie but had a stubborn side which actually helped her in the end. Sometimes things are hard but when we push ourselves and others around us, it will bring out our best character.

I definitely recommend reading The Heart of a Vicar.

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