Tuesday, April 5, 2016

BOOK REVIEW FOR - FOREVER AND FOREVER The Courtship of HENRY LONGFELLOW and FANNY APPLETON- BY JOSI S. KILPACK

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DESCRIPTION:

A Proper Historical Romance series
The first book in a new series which will focus on the lives of real historical figures who have intriguing stories of courtship that are recreated in fictionalized accounts based on real biographical and social history research.

Based on the true romance of poet Henry Longfellow who was madly in love with Fanny Appleton and devotedly courted her for seven years until finally winning her over. 

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

We LOVE Proper Romances in this house.  When the opportunity came up to review the new ones coming up this year I jumped at it.  These books just make me happy.....Well, in this case a little frustrating ;).

This was such a beautiful book.  The writing is lovely, and Kilpack put me right into the book.  The settings are amazing, and I felt like I got to know the characters on a personal level.

The story of Henry and Fanny's courtships spans over 7 years.  Yes, seven, frustrating years ;).  
I loved Henry from the moment he entered the story.  He is kind, passionate about his work, and so very sweet.  He was morning the loss of his wife while they were on holiday promoting his book.

He meets the Appleton's and let's just say the rest is history.  Just a loooong history ;).

I have to admit this story frustrated the heck out of me at times.  I couldn't help but think of Fanny as a spoiled, rich, brat.  She made me so angry sometimes.  She had such a kind, loving, heart, that her reactions to some people just made me want to slap her...hehe  

Henry on the other hand frustrated me in other ways.  I loved him, but his pining made me want to slap him as well.  I love it when an author provokes such emotions in me.  It makes the book that much more wonderful.

If you like love stories, then you will enjoy this one.  All the Proper Romances are great!  This is such a great addition to the series....  The time line at the end of the book is fantastic as well!

All in all this story was beyond fantastic!  Pick it up, you won't regret it!!

Source:  I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own personal thoughts on the book.

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A SPECIAL THANKS  SHADOW MOUNTAIN PUBLISHING
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Josi S. Kilpack
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

I wrote my first book while on bed rest with my third child in 1998 and haven't stopped. My most recent books have been The Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series and "A Heart Revealed," a Regency Romance novel.

I currently live in Willard, Utah with my husband, children, and cat.