The Heart of a Vicar (The Jonquil Brothers #6) by Sarah M. Eden

The Heart of a Vicar (The Jonquil Brothers #6)

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 aspir...

Details The Heart of a Vicar (The Jonquil Brothers #6)

TitleThe Heart of a Vicar (The Jonquil Brothers #6)
Release DateJun 1st, 2019
PublisherCovenant Communications
GenreRomance, Historical, Regency, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Fiction, Clean Romance

Reviews The Heart of a Vicar (The Jonquil Brothers #6)

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Oh my heart! I have a new favorite Jonquil brother! Harry has been portrayed as rather sanctimonious in the previous books in the series, so it was a revelation to see his true character, why he had acted that way (it was just an act) and what his hidden vulnerabilities and struggles are. The author made him so likeable and brought him to life with the fun and supportive relationship he has with his housekeeper, his need for his mother's affectio...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    I don't think I've ever met a Sarah Eden book I didn't love. I was so happy to be back with the Jonquil family, this time with the focus on Harold. This family is large and full of personality. The Jonquil brothers are an interesting lot- each struggling in their own way, teasing and torturing each other but coming together in a strong way when the needs arise. I think that pretty much sums up familial dynamics for a lot of us. It makes it easy t...
  • Melissa
    I so looked forward to this book. It's been a long time coming. Eden's writing style has changed over the years she has settled into a style that I like. It is a deep feeling book with lots of hard situations and nothing comes out perfect, but this book was so great. I was so happy with the way everything wrapped up. I just love a happily ever after and this delivered. Harry and Sarah were good for each other and it was so awesome to read their s...
  • Anna
    I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own!!!!Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book via Netgalley.This was a clean regent romance story. Although it was book number 6 in series, it was my first book from this author.Second chance story. I felt bad for hero: he did feel loved, appreciated by his family, his brothers only were laughing at him all the time. And this man was kind and shy...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    Whenever a new book written by Sarah Eden comes out it immediately goes on my list to read. She writes a book that appeals to me and that I enjoy.Harry Jonquil has always been teased about his desire to become a vicar. His brothers refer to him as "Holy Harry". He tries to live up to the role he has chosen, losing himself in the process. Years ago the woman that he cared for walked out of his life, he helped the process by pushing her away. She i...
  • Jennifer
    3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️First, let’s talk about this cover. 😍I love it and it’s one of my all time favorites. I’m funny about covers and I’m sick of seeing couples embrace and doing “other” things on every other cover these days! As some of you know I’m a big fan of JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction) and this was similar in a lot of ways mixed in with Downton Abby. I can’t wait to get my hand on the other books in this series. They can...
  • Lucinda
    We finally got Harry's story. He's been the quiet Jonquil brother in the series and we haven't known much about him other than he's a vicar and he loves his family. His brothers tease him mercilessly ("Holy Harry") and we now know he doesn't like it. In this story we see his interests, his problems, his aspirations, but he keeps them to himself, thinking he has to act properly at all times as an example to his parishioners. He's more at ease with...
  • Melissa Tagg
    I was so happy to visit the Jonquils again!! So happy, in fact, that I'm now going back and rereading all the previous books in the series even though I've read at least a few of them twice already...Harry's book did not disappoint! I definitely wondered how the author would bring him around—turn him into a likable character—after he seemed so somber and staunch in past books. This one gave us an entirely different perspective on him. The her...
  • Julie
    4.5 starsSarah Eden is one of my very favorite authors and I have been anxiously awaiting her new novel, The Heart of a Vicar. It is Harry's story in the Jonquil saga and as an added perk, we get to see all of our favorite Jonquil brothers in this novel!Harry has always thought he'd be a vicar and his family even nicknamed him Holy Harry at a young age. But the calling isn't all he expected and he worries constantly that he is falling short. When...
  • Mara
    "Holy Harry" finally gets his story told, and what a story it is. Harold Jonquil is a vicar like everyone knew he would be, but he's not THE vicar he imagined he be or wants to be. He doesn't think he can be himself and a vicar at the same time--what would the parishioners think if they knew of his "unvicarly" hobbies of rock climbing and knowing Irish drinking songs?Thank goodness Sarah Sarvol comes back into Harry's life. Being an American she ...
  • Rachelle
    If you love clean reads, then check this one out. I'm excited to share with you my thoughts on Sarah M. Eden's latest Regency romance. She always does a great job of writing a clean and wholesome romance that really plays on the reader's heart.I adore the Jonquil family and I'm so glad that when Eden created this family, she decided to make it very large so that I could read about all of the wonderful Jonquil children and their happy ever afters....
  • herdys
    This series has become one of my favourites of all time. There is not one book I thought about skipping. I reread them when I'm feeling down or I cannot find any good books. It's like comfort food for me. Sarah M. Eden has made us feel like we're part of the Jonquil family. I can't believe we only have Charlie left to tell his story! I don't think I'm ready to say goodbye to this wonderful family! *Cries*
  • Julie Carpenter
    I absolutely love the Jonquil family. These brothers can be a handful but they are fiercely loyal to each other and those who are dear to members of the family. I loved having all of the brothers accounted for throughout this book. Even though it is Harold's story, it made it so much better being able to know how each brother that I have come to care for is doing. I believe that's one of the aspects that truly made this book wonderful for me.Now,...
  • Kelly
    I love the Jonquil Brothers! That is all!!
  • Cathy
    I LOVE Sarah M Eden’s books. She’s created a world and a family of characters that many readers have learned to love and care about. This might be my favorite of the Jonquil books ever!Harold has kind of been mocked by his brothers in the other books. They love to call him “Holy Harry.” And that’s kind of the thought I went into reading this book with. But Harold has so much more to him. I loved the way this book showed that. It shows h...
  • Winnie
    “Act well your part; there all the honor lies.”From the captivating cover to the setting in Regency England and on to the riveting story of “Holy Harry”, The Heart of a Vicar had me turning pages far into the night. I love Sarah M. Eden’s writing, and the Jonquil family has wormed its way into my heart. Each of the seven brothers has his own personality and quirks, and I enjoy the way they interact with each other—the way they joke an...
  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    4.5 StarsTHE HEART OF THE VICAR is a story highly anticipated from fans of the series, but can be read on its own as well. It's a story of second chances with a hero who is still trying to fit the role life has given him while also following his heart, and the woman who won his heart and is trying to find her own place. Their story is sweet, full of family and heart, and romantic to the end.How I adore these characters from the Jonquil family, an...
  • Tandie
    The Jonquil family is the star of this story. There’s loyalty, love, and acceptance that extends even outside the family. This felt more like a family saga than a romance, and it worked well that way. The parts of the novel that featured Harry and his insecurities got a bit repetitive. I don’t think there was adequate reason given to explain why Harry retreated into a shell of himself. Yes, his brothers teased him, but it wasn’t cruel. Harr...
  • Nicole
    I did enjoy this book. This would be one that would be a hard stand alone romance to read without reading the other books in the series. The other characters from the other stories are all in here, and even though I have read them all, had a hard time remembering who everyone was. I do love the Jonquil family and it is fun to see their storyline continue to progress with everyone. Personally, I don’t enjoy romance stories nearly as well when th...
  • Rachel
    Sarah and Harold were childhood friends, then Sarah went back to America breaking both their hearts and nothing has been the same for either of them since. Now Sarah is back, and they must try to mend their hearts again. Sarah M. Eden has done it again! I never thought I could be such a fan of Holy Harry; it was such a delight to meet the true Harold and see him come into his own. And of course being back in the Jonquil world was HEAVENLY, so muc...
  • Heidi
    Another fabulous Jonquil book always excites me. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading about each of the Jonquil brothers as they find romance. I thoroughly enjoyed this one just as much as all the others. It was refreshing to get to know Harold as I've gotten to know the other Jonquil brothers. Harold is rather different than his brothers, and not just because he's a vicar. He's always been more reserved and serious than his brothers, but he became ev...
  •  The Flipped Page (Susan K)
    Romance, clean; period; series, but stand alone readWhile this is the most recent of the books in this series, it can be read as a stand-alone read. If you don't want spoilers, you should read the other books first, but you can read this without reading the others first.Harold and Sarah's past buried in both of their hearts, come back to the forefront of their present when Sarah returns to England from America. As Harold struggles with his callin...
  • Mindy
    Sarah Eden is one amazing author. Every book of hers is a treasure. I absolutely love the Jonquil series of books. Each brother is unique and special in their own way and the author does a fantastic job of expressing that. I loved the different side of Harry that we saw. Sarah was wonderful too. Everything about this book was enjoyable and superbly written. 5 out of 5 stars. Another wonderful offering from one of my favorite authors.
  • Kristin Davison
    I would like to thank netgalley and Covenant Communications for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.I loved this! It was original, well researched and heart warming. I want to read more of this series and find out about the other brothers.
  •  Mummy Cat Claire
    Finally, Harold Jonquil gets his own story. This story starts out in Nottinghamshire, England, October 1816. Harold is a practicing vicar. "According to his brothers, Harold Jonquil was born a vicar. And when one was born something, one learned to act well the part."Harold has been working as a vicar in Philips parish. The prior vicar didn't take care of the home that Harold now lives in. As such, Harold has been financially struggling to feed hi...
  • Elaine
    Seeing the book cover and reading the blurb really made me want to read this book. I was also in the need of something historical, after having read two very good historical (mystery) books recently. So when the publisher finally approved my request to have an ARC over at Netgalley, I was beyond overjoyed. I haven't read a clean historical romance in a while too, and I felt this would put the thing about romances in the past into perspective. But...
  • Laura
    As a fan of Sarah Eden, this book was long awaited. I love the Jonquil family and feel like they are part of my extended family. Seeing the family together after reading each of their individual stories was heartwarming, Harry has always been the brunt of his brother's jokes, so I was longing to really know Harry. He is one of the brothers that is easiest for me to relate to. He struggles with what he wants to do and what is expected of him. He f...
  • Melissa Hayford
    Oh I love the Jonquil family! This was such a beautiful story. I loved getting to know Harry better. He is such a wonderful character. Sarah is amazing! The whole family is amazing. I love the Jonquil Rescuers. They are such a great family. Mater is wonderful and such a great part of this story. I would love to read a prequel that tells Mater and Mr. Jonquils story. He is such an amazing part of this family, it would be wonderful to read their be...
  • Cydnie
    I have loved this series from Sarah Eden. I know that I am biased, but my husband and sons (including the in-law) are Jonquils! Good, solid, honest gentlemen.I was fortunate enough to actually begin this series with #0.5 - Crispin's story, but I appreciate that each of the books can stand on their own. Ms. Eden gives enough "back story" to acquaint us with the other characters, without going on for too long.We have only had glimpses of "Holy Harr...
  • Amy
    *Sigh* - Could there be any better indicator of a whole encompassing conclusion to a story? Especially one that so deeply explores the character of who has been one of the most elusive of the Jonquil family of brothers. Harold has made his brief appearances over the years, and endured the torment of teasing from his siblings as ‘Holy Harry’, due to his career choice as a Vicar. The readers have never really gotten more than a glimpse. Well, w...