Sunday, September 30, 2018
Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack
Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: Sept 4, 2018
Paperback: 336 pages
FTC FYI: I received an ARC from the publisher, all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Lord Elliott Mayfield aims to correct the very messy marital mistakes and spousal scandals of his brothers and sisters by requiring his nieces and nephews to choose worthy companions. If they choose wisely, they will receive their generous share of the family’s inheritance.
Peter, Elliott’s eldest nephew, thinks the entire idea is ridiculous. A widower with two young daughters, he simply needs a governess, not a wife. Julia Hollingsworth certainly has the credentials and the experience, but is altogether too young and pretty for such a job. So why can’t he stop thinking about her?
Julia loves working as a governess, despite the objections of her mother, Amelia. And as it turns out, Amelia has a lot to say about the Mayfield men—none of it good. But Julia dismisses the rumors of ruined reputations and instead concentrates on helping Peter with his children and his fledgling business in canine husbandry. His kindness and gentleness is endearing—and increasingly attractive.
But Amelia, whose heart was broken thirty years ago by none other than Elliott Mayfield, is determined to prevent any relationship from blooming either between Peter and Julia—or between herself and Elliott.
Hearts and history collide as both couples must face their pasts and decide if risking it all is worth the promise of new love and a new future.
Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the story and added an intriguing take on situations, whether they were past misunderstandings, or current aspirations. I especially loved Julia. Her kindness was what I loved the most, but her amazing knowledge of raising dogs, won me over the most. Peter and Elliott were also wonderful. Peter is honorable and kind. Amelia, well, it took time for her to win me over, but her intentions were there. I loved how the story revolved around all four people and the challenges of getting them together. There was one scene (well, actually two scenes) with Peter and Julia that I read several times because I loved them so much.
5 out of 5 stars.
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