Welcome to my stop on this tour. I am excited to share my thoughts with you on this book!
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Cassie, the youngest of six daughters in the Wilton family, is bold, bright, and ready to enter society. There's only one problem: her older sister Lenora, whose extreme shyness prevents her from attending many social events. Lenora is now entering her third season, and since their father has decreed that only one Wilton girl can be out at a time, Cassie has no choice except to wait her turn.
Evan Glenside, a soft-spoken, East London clerk, has just been named his great-uncle's heir and, though he is eager to learn all that will be required of him, he struggles to feel accepted in a new town and in his new position.
A chance meeting between Evan and Lenora promises to change everything, but when Lenora proves too shy to pursue the relationship, Cassie begins to write Mr. Glenside letters in the name of her sister. Her good intentions lead to disaster when Cassie realizes she is falling in love with Evan. But then Evan begins to court Lenora, thinking she is the author of the letters.
As secrets are revealed, the hearts of Cassie, Evan, and Lenora are tested. Will the final letter sent by the vicar's daughter be able to reunite the sisters as well as unite Evan with his true love?
MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:
I love me some Proper Romance Books. I love them. I haven't read one yet that hasn't been wonderful. Kilpack does it again with another great novel.
Historical romances are probably one of my favorite genre's. This story is so sweet, and so frustrating all at the same time. Which makes it a wonderful read. I couldn't put this book down.
Cassie is dying to be out in society, but she has to wait for her older sister to find a match. Lenora, is quiet, scared, and not good in social situations. Cassie on the other hand is out going, connects well with people, and is ready to be out and available to date. Tradition is tradition though, and Cassie's parents are all about tradition.
A new man is in town though, and he is new to the whole high society thing. He has become heir to his Great-Uncles fortune because he is the only surviving heir to take over. While he is trying to become acquainted with the high life he takes a breather at one of the balls.
While taking his break he hears someone else come up, and hears her crying so Evan tries not to intrude, but wants to offer a neckerchief to her. When doing so he meets Lenora. It's a just a quick meet but enough to peak an interest.
Cassie, sees an opportunity, and takes it. If she can get Lenora married she can finally come out in society and start a family of her own.
What Cassie does, is out of love for her sister, even if it is a bit deceitful. This is when the story gets really interesting.
There is a love story, along with some impropriety and deceit. It makes for an interesting story. It's the first time this little town has really seen any kind of scandal.
If you like historical romances you will enjoy this book. I hope you take a chance to read it.
Source: I was given this book as part of a tour. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
Content: Clean and wonderful
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
pic and description taken from www.josiskilpack.com
Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and credits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and has written twenty-five novels, one cookbook, and been part of multiple collaborations since then. She is a four-time Whitney Award winner and Best of State winner in Fiction. Josi currently lives in Willard, Utah, with her husband and children.
When Kensington Press picked up her first national women's fiction novel, As Wide as the Sky, Josi was in need of a pen name to differentiate between her other genres. For years, Josi has bee called Jessica Pack by people who hear her name but don't know her, it made her new pen name easy to choose. As Wide as the Sky will be released in paperback sometime in 2018.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Shadow Mountain for this wonderful opportunity!