Friday, May 5, 2017

Review: The Vicar's Daughter by Josi Kilpack

Book Description:

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 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.

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 but her good intentions may lead to disaster.

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:

I love sweet Regency romances and I have enjoyed all the Josi Kilpack books I have read, but this is my favorite so far! I loved this book. The situation was unique and exactly one I’d always hoped a Regency would address; I've often heard how horrible this particular situation would be, but I'd never actually read one that I can think of. (Sorry for the vagueness of my statement. I am trying to review without spoiling it!)

In addition, Kilpack's writing, and this book specifically, has all the feels. I truly felt despair for the characters but that made the other parts that much sweeter and fulfilling—and one of my all-time favorite proposals ever. While I’ve never experienced social anxiety, I felt for the character who was hobbled by it, and felt the resolution was logical, believable, and hopeful.

It is perfect for anyone who wants a sweet historical romance--young or old--and one book I will read again!

The Vicar's Daughter

by Josi Kilpack

is available in ebook and paperback.