Friday, April 28, 2017
The Vicar's Daughter by Josi S. Kilpack -- Blog Tour
Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: April 4, 2017
Paperback: 319 pages
FTC FYI: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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?
This book was an absolute delight from start to finish. I knew right away I was going to love Cassie from her first line to herself, "Please help me remain clam." That sentence is constantly running through my head. Cassie was a delightful character. She had her flaws (mostly in starting to write the letters to help herself with her own debut), but in time things changed for her. Evan was also a great character. He had a calming presence. I felt his heart breaking over his uncle's struggles. I enjoyed the point of view changes, it was a great way to get to know the characters so well. Josi has a talent with pacing and how she writes. Every scene and character is important. Cassie gets herself into quite the mess and it was enjoyable seeing how it was cleaned up.
5 out of 5 stars.
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