About the Book
Cara Bernay has never fit in. At loose ends in 1881 London after a near tragedy costs her a job, she befriends a rising young artist. With his help, she begins planning a new life and developing her own artistic talent. But soon Cara finds herself at odds with the artist’s brother—a handsome but serious-minded earl who wants to force his brother back to a “respectable” life.
Henry Burke, the Earl of Morestowe, feels the weight of growing financial burdens. His profligate and emotionally unstable brother is making matters worse, and Henry needs him back home. Despite misgivings about Cara’s mysterious background, Henry sees she’s a positive influence on his brother and on Henry’s unruly young ward, and he strikes a deal with her to return with them to their estate.
But the family has their own secrets, and when Cara, drawn ever closer to Henry, stumbles onto the truth, she must choose between following her heart and pursuing a bold plan that could bring disaster.
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In My Opinion
In the final book in Jennifer Delamere’s series, the youngest Bernay sister gets the spotlight in this stand-alone novel.
In the previous books, readers got just a taste of Cara’s free spirit and maybe a bit of gullibility. That is really brought to light when Cara leaves her post as a nanny and travels to London. There she meets Langham Burke, an artist whose jovial, effervescent nature draws her in and opens up the possibility of a new dream.
As Cara’s life becomes entangled with both Langham and his brother Henry, the Earl of Morestowe, she finds herself wanting to draw out kindness (and a few answers) from the serious earl. Her kindness toward Henry’s young ward and her gentle nature with Langham intrigues Henry.
I’ve loved how Delamere has highlighted the changing opinions of the people during the Victorian era in this series, and The Artful Match is no exception. Readers will get a peek into the emerging artistic community and the changing aristocracy while gaining a little more historic knowledge about England in this delightful series finale.
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