The Artful Match (London Beginnings, #3) by Jennifer Delamere

The Artful Match (London Beginnings, #3)

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 financi...

Details The Artful Match (London Beginnings, #3)

TitleThe Artful Match (London Beginnings, #3)
Release DateApr 2nd, 2019
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Christian, Fiction, Victorian

Reviews The Artful Match (London Beginnings, #3)

  • Deanne Patterson
    This is the third and final book in the London Beginnings series, an enjoyable sojourn into Victorian London. 1881 London, an honest mistake almost costs a young child his life and Cara Bernay finds herself without a job. After being befriended by a talented young artist she wants to develop her own artistic skill. Victorian artists of the time are mentioned and this was a time of Aesthetic Movement, influencing paintings,poetry and dress. Cara i...
  • Staci
    Wonderful conclusion to the London Beginnings Series!What I loved most is that the characterization of youngest sister Cara. Having her portrayed as a bit naive and idealistic rang true for me. Cara demonstrates a love for others and Christ through her actions.It was effective to have the novel open with Julia's honeymoon trip and then shift to Cara's story. The epilogue wraps up neatly several details from the series. The afterward provides insi...
  • Paula Shreckhise
    The Artful Match by Jennifer Delamere is the third book in the London Beginnings series. Each book tells about one of the Bernay sisters. This time it is the youngest sister Cara’s turn. Cara Bernay has grown up in an orphanage run by George Mueller. She is an orphan but is still close with her two sisters, Julia and Rosalyn. They have each found their way in the world. Cara has been a maid and is now a governess. With a tragedy narrowly averte...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    This is the third book in the "London Beginnings" series. I read the first, missed the second, and just finished the third. While I missed the story of the second sister, Julia, I don't felt that it affected my understanding and enjoyment of this story.Cara is a woman with a good heart. She tries to do her best in all things, but mishaps have a way of finding her. Her latest was an accident that she is keeping close and others are having a hard t...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    I was surprised by Cara's naiveté and the potentially dangerous situations she allows herself to be drawn into. Fortunately the people she encounters and trusts don't have nefarious intentions, but I was worried for her the whole time she was in London! I can see how her sisters worried over her and her impulsive tendencies. I enjoyed the art scene she finds herself in and the way Cara is excited to develop her talent and passion as she searches...
  • Rachael
    I have really enjoyed this series, but I think this one is my favorite! It’s at a big changing point in history, but it’s rather rare in books. In the late 1800’s, the large estates in England were struggling, and Americans were fascinated with titles, yet in England artists and others who worked for “new money” were staring to become appreciated.I love the characters in this book! Amelia totally steals my heart, and I really enjoyed Cl...
  • Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
    Ms. Delamere has once again captured me with her beautiful writing style and beloved characters. I love the way she pulls you to the heart of the story instantly when you open the book. Her books always make me smile and reflect on the story long after I close the book. While this is book 3 in the London Beginnings series, it’s certainly easily read as a stand alone.I absolutely adored Henry and Cara’s characters. They were chiseled beautiful...
  • Kav
    I've really loved this London Beginnings series! Three orphaned sisters finding their way in Victorian London equals three fabulous books and The Artful Match is the third (and final --sob!) one. It can be read as a standalone, however followers of the Bernay sisters will be truly tickled by one element in Cara's story. That's all I'm saying so as to avoid posting any spoilers.Let's talk heroes for a minute. Poor Henry, long suffering head the of...
  • Tamara
    I really wanted to like this one, like the first two books in this series which I really did like. It took me a while to get into this book but this one just fell flat for me. I had been looking forward to finding out more about Cara, but I wasn't impressed at all by what I did find out.
  • Loraine
    The third and final book in the London Beginnings series focuses on the youngest of the three Bernay sisters, Caroline or Cara. Rosalyn, the oldest, has married and is a successful stage actress and singer. Julia, the middle sister, is on her honeymoon and will return to attend medical school to become a doctor. Cara, the youngest, is serving as a governess; but her real dream is to become an accomplished artist. Set in Victorian England, none o...
  • Ashley Johnson
    The Artful Match is the third book in the London Beginnings series, and tells Cara Bernay’s story. I found this book really hard to get interested in compared to the previous books in this series. I think that I mostly did not care for Cara as a character and it made it difficult for me to connect with this particular story. I also felt like the group of “bohemian” artists and their lifestyle really gave this book a weird vibe from the star...
  • Sandy
    The time period that Jennifer Delamere has set for this series is right in the midst of some major cultural changes. Each of these books and main characters are tackling roles that are on the verge of taboo yet becoming acceptable. Rosalyn is a performer in the theater. Julia is becoming a doctor. And Cara is an aspiring artist. I enjoyed each of these career choices being outside of what I'm used to reading about from this or similar time period...
  • Terri Wangard
    Cara loses her governess position after falling asleep on the job with near tragic results. She vows never to work with children again and heads to London, where she meets a glib-tongued, aspiring artist. Cara wants to be an artist, too, and slips too readily into Langham Burke’s artsy world.She meets Langham’s brother, the Earl of Morestowe, and his headstrong ward, Amelia. Cara brings out the best in Amelia and, though intimidated by aristo...
  • Dana Michael
    The Artful Match by Jennifer Delamere is the final story in the London Beginnings trilogy. I believe this book could be read as a stand alone, but encourage reading the first two to better appreciate the end. This book features the youngest sister, Cara. She is a sweet young lady who is a bit naive and a day dreamer. She loves art and wants to be a successful artist. The hero, is an aristocrat named Henry and reminds me a bit of the brooding Mr. ...
  • Tia
    My rating is 3.75 starsThe sisters show up too lateThe quick family used for jealousyThe mishandled backstory of Amelia ( no one liked for answers)Cora going along with the family ruse and her being treated so poorlyLangdon blind behavior with AmeliaQuick sleepy thoughts
  • Amy
    In this, the third book of the London Beginnings series, we are given youngest sister Cara Bernay’s story. To recap, the three sisters due to unfortunate circumstances were raised in George Mueller’s orphanage. As with the other two sisters, Clara is also interested in a career path that is unusual for a woman of her time. She is an artist but she has been supporting herself as a governess. After an unfortunate situation, Clara is let go from...
  • Lydia Howe
    WHY I CHOOSE THIS BOOKIt sounded intriguing. I actually vacillated a bit while trying to decide if I was going to download it for review or not, because I figured from the blurb that the romance might be a bigger part of the plot than I generally like. In the end, my intrigue won out and I read it. WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BOOKThis book was not my cup of tea. I didn't really dislike it, but I felt rather meh about the whole story. I should ha...
  • Rebecca
    3.5 stars"Perhaps, after doing it so many times, staring over was the one thing Cara was good at. Cara Bernay's sisters have both found their place in life, with adoring husbands and fulfilling careers, they seem to have solidly grasped their futures with both hands. Sadly, Cara's life has just been radically upended following an error in judgement; nearly costing a family the life of their son and ultimately terminating Cara's employment as a na...
  • Paula
    The Artful Match is book 3 of a series. I read it as a stand alone novel, but it would probably be best to read book 1 and 2 before this one. As a stand alone novel, I enjoyed the story. Cara, the main character finds herself out of a job and place to live, and meets up with an artist. The artist has a handsome brother that catches her interest. It's a wonderful story of 1880's England. I will read this one again and again!
  • Loraine Nunley
    This was a delightful romance between two likable people struggling with secrets while trying to figure out God’s will for their lives. I really enjoyed it. Full review is at my website. 4 1/2 Stars.Note: I was gifted this book by the author. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.
  • Deon
    This series should be read in order.
  • MJSH
    "He barely registered the room around him, because standing in the center of it, lit by sunlight, was a Greek goddess."What a wonderful conclusion to this fantastic series! This book is #3 in the London Beginnings series featuring three Bernay sisters but it can be read as a stand-alone. The author does an excellent job pulling in characters from previous novels and explaining the pertinent events from those novels that tie in to the plot in this...
  • Sarah
    A suitable finale to the lives of the Bernay sisters, “The Artful Match” is the third and final book in the London Beginnings trilogy. As it turns out, it was also my favorite. This surprised me because at first I was not even sure that I particularly cared for Cara, who seemed flighty and capricious. However, beginning with that “perfectly imperfect day” when her life irrevocably changes, she demonstrates a laudable strength of character...
  • Courtney
    Review originally posted here: https://courtneyreadsromancesite.word...4.5 stars. I received a copy from the author in exchange for a fair review.The Artful Match is a delightful conclusion to a wonderful series. Both upon reading the open-ending conclusion of the prior book and reading the prologue to this one, I wondered how Jennifer Delamere would tie it all together, given this book was about Cara, and Julia was the one making the big revelat...
  • Debbie
    This is the third and final book in the London Beginnings series by Jennifer Delamere and I loved it as much as the first and second book. They are the stories of three sisters that grew up in an orphanage after their father disappeared one day and their mother passed away. As adults they strike out on their own to make a living for themselves. This story is about the baby of the family Caroline "Cara" Bernay.Cara lost her job as a governess afte...
  • Prairie Sky Book Reviews
    Do you love Christian Historical Fiction? Does a London setting of 1881 sound just about perfect? And if the story is part of a trilogy, isn’t that even better? If you answered ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions, I know just the book for you! “The Artful Match” was written by Jennifer Delamere and published by Bethany House in the spring of 2019. It is the third book in a favorite series of mine, “London Beginnings”, and tells t...
  • Claudia
         The Artful Match is the third book in Delamere's London Beginnings series. Delamere is a new-to-me author, and as such, I had not read the first two books in the series. Fortunately the book's prologue gives just enough background information to help a new reader, and not enough to spoil their wanting to go back and read the previous books. I certainly enjoyed The Artful Match enough to want to read other books by this author, and enou...
  • Kristen Johnson
    A disgraced governess, with dreams of being an artist, meets the brother of an English earl and it’s clear that her life will never be the same. Cara Bernay is pulled into an world of paints and modeling when she meets Langham Burke, the brother of the Earl of Morestowe. When the Earl, Henry, comes to bring his wayward brother home, Cara is brought along as a guest to help with Henry’s unruly ward, Amelia. Cara has a way with children, and so...
  • Rachael
    Cara is very sweet and naive and especially good with children, but sometimes her impulsive (and frequently foolish) decisions threatened to drive me crazy. Just because things generally turned out all right is no excuse to, for instance, go home with a man she meets that day on the street, even if he appears to be a harmless, impulsive artist. She's a human trafficking statistic waiting to happen. I also didn't understand her reasoning for falli...
  • LA
    This is the first book I’ve read by Jennifer Delaware and I found it was a struggle to get through. The story opens with a prologue that absolutely made no sense whatsoever to me, and it seemed to have such a key role that by the time I reached the end of the novel, it became a minute detail in the grand scheme of things. There was a big disconnect with it and the gist of Cara’s story, and likely would have worked better threaded throughout t...