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 to love these people and root for their happiness Each book may focus on one brother in this family but in each book, they are all present in some way I love that they never go away but we see a continuation of their stories in each new book that comes our way Harold is described by his sister in law as adrift I love that description, especially as we come to know Harold better He has so many ideas of what he ought to be and what he ought to do that somewhere in the process of becoming a vicar he lost himself Thank goodness Sarah comes back into the picture She is the turning point for Harold and the catalyst for his change I love her and I love her for Harold.As with all of Sarah Eden s books, I was filled with emotion She has a gentle way of telling a story that fills up all the crevices of my heart Content some mild peril, verbal abuse I received a complimentary copy of this book All opinions expressed are my own. 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 is back and causing him all kinds of turmoil She sees that Harry has lost himself in his calling and challenges him to become a better vicar.This book is fun I love the Jonquil brothers and getting to know each of them Harry has been a bit of a mystery in the other books He stands apart and alone He s just as interesting as his brothers but has suppressed his personality Sarah brings out the best in him Like I said, this book was fun to read.This book can be read as a stand alone, but I don t know why you wouldn t want to read the series Another well done book by one of my favorite authors. 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 story I am so glad we got to know Harry, we only see who his brothers see in the other books One day when all of these are done I am going to read this entire saga all the way threw and it will be awesome Happy this is in there Now we just need Charlies story and maybe the parents. 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 one, he didnt fight his family back Sometimes i felt like hi was a weak person He wasnt secure in himself I wish he was strong.Maybe its miI liked this heroine a lot, although she was through a lot of bad things, she didnt lost her inner light and kindness.Safe read No sex scenes I d recomend it to teens. 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 at ease with his housekeeper than his family, but slowly he opens up and becomes emotionally available Part of this is due to Sarah Sorvel s return from America They were friends and had feelings for each other before she left 6 years prior, and finds him very different from the person she knew Little by little, Harry s fear of disappointing everyone gives way to confidence and he rises to the occasion than once the escape scene and the scene when Sorrel, Phillip s wife, makes Harry promise something, in particular It was a treat to see the other brothers and their families, and Mater, of course Can t wait to read Charlie s story we already know who he s going to end with I received a copy from the publisher through Netgalley and this is my honest opinion. 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 be read separate because that s what I m doing Things I loved The writing The main characters The seven brothers I will have to say that parts of it dragged for me but I fell in love with this family This was a NETGALLEY gift and all opinions are my own Happy Reading 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 alreadyHarry 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 heroine was a delight and the romance was sweet and enjoyable Now I just have to endure the wait until Charlie s book 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 the only woman he s ever loved, Sarah Sarvol, returns to the neighborhood, Harry is reminded even forcefully of what he had once imagined his life to be and how different it has turned out He goes on a journey of self discovery and with it comes the renewed hope of love Can he find himself in time to win Sarah s heart once This was a contemplative book about expectations and realities Harry has been expected to be a vicar, but the reality is that he might not be suited to the position Sarah expected to find love, but the reality is her heart was broken and she s not sure it ever mended I really liked Sarah s feisty personality and ached with her at all she goes through both in her family and with Harry She is so well drawn with just enough vulnerability mixed in with her confidence to make her relatable Harry was a little harder for me He is so completely unsure and insecure, at times I felt uncomfortable with how weak he seemed I ve thought a lot about why that was, since I am of an introvert and insecure in some situations Perhaps I was relating to him on a subconscious level and that s what made me uncomfortable I don t know Regardless, he does have a believable growth arc and I was rooting for him and Sarah to find happiness in the end I think one of the best parts of the book was the secondary stories of Philip and Sorrel as well as Layton and Caroline and how seamlessly the author blends the family sorrows and joys all together into a beautiful, realistic tale As always, this one will go on my rainy day shelf as part of our beloved Jonquil family.Originally reviewed on 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 Difficult Than He Imagined He Feels Hollow And Uninspired Until The Most Important Person In His Past Returns, Challenging Him As No One Ever HasWhen 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 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 isn t as formal, and upon her first visit to church she tells Harry she had expected More of the vicar you ought to be , and challenges him to see who is better at vicaring Sarah also explains that the quote Harry often says to himself, Act well your part there all the honor lies , doesn t mean Act well a part or a part as defined by others I loved seeing Harry change from the stiff, almost aloof vicar to one his parishioners would know truly cared about them I was upset with Phillip and Layton s endless teasing of him and was so happy when Mater came back to Lampton Park It was wonderful to get updates on all of the Jonquil brothers and their families Is it a stubbornness of Jonquils or a horde of Jonquils Whatever it is I ll gladly take.I loved Sarah and felt for her, and her brother who had to live with their mean spirited and spiteful uncle She s such a sweet and caring person and the perfect person to help Harry find himself She had great advice for Harry A vicar can do a lot of good simply by allowing himself to be human.Sarah M Eden makes these characters so real to the reader, sometimes we forget they re not real people We laugh at their silliness and cry for them when they re going through difficulties This is a wonderful addition to the Jonquil series Thank you to Covenant Communications and NetGalley for my copy to read My review is voluntarily given and all thoughts expressed are my own.