Tuesday, March 08, 2011

A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Heart Most Worthy
Bethany House (March 1, 2011)
Siri Mitchell


Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including in Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and learning from different cultures. She is fluent in French and loves sushi.

But she is also a member of a strange breed of people called novelists. When they’re listening to a sermon and taking notes, chances are, they’ve just had a great idea for a plot or a dialogue. If they nod in response to a really profound statement, they’re probably thinking, “Yes. Right. That’s exactly what my character needs to hear.” When they edit their manuscripts, they laugh at the funny parts. And cry at the sad parts. Sometimes they even talk to their characters.

Siri wrote 4 books and accumulated 153 rejections before signing with a publisher. In the process, she saw the bottoms of more pints of Ben & Jerry’s than she cares to admit. At various times she has vowed never to write another word again. Ever. She has gone on writing strikes and even stooped to threatening her manuscripts with the shredder.

Her ninth novel, A Heart Most Worthy, follows prior Bethany House releases: A Constant Heart (October 2008), Love's Pursuit (June 2009), and She Walks in Beauty (Apr 2010). She Walks in Beauty won the inaugural INSPY Award for Historical Fiction in Dec 2010. Two of her novels, Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door were Christy Award finalists. Love's Pursuit was a finalist for the ACFW Carol Award.

Publishers Weekly proclaimed, "Mitchell delivers the historical goods."


The elegance of Madame Forza's gown shop is a far cry from the downtrodden North End of Boston. Yet each day Julietta, Annamaria, and Luciana enter the world of the upper class, working on finery for the elite in society. The three beauties each long to break free of their obligations and embrace the American dream--and their chance for love. But the ways of the heart are difficult to discern at times.

Julietta is drawn to the swarthy, mysterious Angelo. Annamaria has a star-crossed encounter with the grocer's son, a man from the entirely wrong family. And through no intent of her own, Luciana catches the eye of Billy Quinn, the son of Madame Forza's most important client.

Their destinies intertwined, each harboring a secret from their families and each other, will they be found worthy of the love they seek?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Heart Most Worthy, go HERE.

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Jennifer AlLee said...

Scheduled to post at midnight with short review. Am loving this book!

April Erwin said...

Mine's up. Great book.

Ruth said...


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Casey said...

Schedule for 3/10 w/ review. Thanks!

Betsy St. Amant said...

Posting for tomorrow (Thursday)

Stephanie said...

Scheduled to post tomorrow (Thursday) morning with review!

Jasmine said...

Scheduled to post

CarlybirdK said...


MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...


Heart2Heart said...

I truly loved this story and learned things I didn't know about until reading this heartwarming story.


Love and Hugs ~ KAT

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Post is up, but my book isn't here yet (in Canada). Hoping it arrives soon...

Georgiana said...

Scheduled for tomorrow!

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with short review. http://christianfictionblogalliance.blogspot.com/

loves to read said...


Kelly Klepfer said...

Posted and reviewed

Molly said...

Scheduled for Friday afternoon!

Jim Thompson said...


Sally Bradley said...

I'm up.


Tarasview said...


Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Posted :)

Janna said...

Posted and reviewed

Deborah said...

i'm up with my review

Anonymous said...

Review is up. Having grown up in a town that celebrates the heritage of it's Italian immigrant settlers (a coal mining boom town) I LOVED this book.


CeeCee said...

Post is up but will read the book over the weekend.

Lynn said...

posted. my thoughts will be added shortly. Almost done with the book :)

Cheryl Klarich said...

Post is up. Will review tomorrow. I love this book!

Brittanie said...

Posted short review.

Deanna said...

Good grief I thought this had already posted, but just found it in drafts. Posting now!

Pattie said...

Forgot to publish from drafts! Oops. Better late than never! :)