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 two-time Whitney Award winner and Best of State winner in Fiction. Josi currently lives in Willard, Utah, with her husband and children.
A follow-up to Josi S. Kilpack's bestselling Proper Romance title The Vicar's Daughter.
Proper Romance Regency
Shy and timid Lenora Wilton has spent most of her life either behind the keys of her beloved pianoforte or in the shadow of her younger sister, Cassie. But when Lenora decides to travel to Bath to live with her Aunt Gwen and teach music at an all-girls' boarding school, she begins a journey of self-discovery that leads her to a surprising romance.
When Lenora meets Aidan Asher, a plantation owner who has recently returned to England from Jamaica in order to care for his orphaned niece, she finds herself unexpectedly attracted to him, despite the fact that she has resigned herself to remaining an independent, unmarried woman. But problems arise when she learns that Catherine--Lenora's newest and most troublesome student in the school--is Mr. Asher's niece.
The chemistry between Lenora and Aidan increases until they share a passionate kiss one evening by the River Avon. But Lenora's perfect fantasy is shattered when she learns that Aidan is engaged to another woman. Aidan doesn't love Miss Keighly--he had proposed to her simply as a way to provide a stable home life for Catherine--but Lenora is not sure she can trust him anymore. When Miss Keighly announces that she is not interested in dissolving the engagement, Aidan finds himself caught between his obligation and his heart.
Lenora must decide if she is willing to risk her heart for a chance to love and be loved in return.
Walter Scott has three passions: Scotland, poetry, and Mina Stuart. Though she is young and they are from different stations in society, Walter is certain their love is meant to be. For years, he has courted her through love letters. She is the sunshine of his soul.
Though Mina shares Walter’s love of literature and passionate temperament, it’s hard for her to know if she truly loves him or if she has only been dazzled by his flattery. When she meets the handsome and charming William Forbes, her heart is challenged. Who will she choose?
But as every poet knows, “The course of true love never did run smooth,” and on a windy morning in the lake country, Walter meets Charlotte.
At twenty-six, Charlotte Carpenter believes she will never find love. After all, she is a Catholic-born Frenchwoman living in London with a family history shadowed by scandal. Though quiet, practical, and determined to live a life of independence, her heart longs for someone to love her and a place to call home.
Passion and promises collide as Walter, Mina, and Charlotte must each decide the course for their futures. What are they each willing to risk to find love and be loved in return?