The Vicar's Daughter by Josi S. Kilpack (Blog Tour Review)

This is the second book by this author I've read this year from this line
of books and it's been such a pleasure. Read my full thoughts below...

The Vicar's Daughter
(A Proper Romance)
by Josi S. Kilpack
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 336 Pages
April 4th 2017 by Shadow Mountain


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?

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My Review

THE VICAR'S DAUGHTER was another heartfelt historical romance from this author and from A Proper Romance line of books. The story draws readers in with its endearing characters, slowly-building romance, heart-wrenching moments, and closely-knit families. An enjoyable read from beginning to end.

I found these characters so easy to relate to. They're both trapped somewhat in their circumstances and have the right motivation behind all that they do, although they make some missteps along the way. I felt like the whole situation was quite interesting in how some specific choices had such dire consequences and in how some parties didn't want to take any responsibility. It was frustrating and heartbreaking. I wasn't quite sure how these characters would get their happily-ever-after after such a complicated mess. Although, the way these characters develop and still care for one another afterwards only made me love them more. 

In the end, was it what I wished for? I've come to have quite high expectations from this line and author and am happy to say that this did not disappoint. It brought out all the feels, I fell in love with these characters, and was happily content in the end. Just what I was looking for!

Content: Clean

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, but also purchased a copy, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books in the Series

This is one of my favorite lines of books! Check out the ones I've read and the ones coming soon...

  The Lady of the Lakes: The True Love Story of Sir Walter Scott (Historical Proper Romance #2)
The Sheriffs of Savage Wells Beauty and the Clockwork Beast Forever and Forever (Historical Proper Romance) A Lady's Favor
My Fair GentlemanHeir to Edenbrooke Lord Fenton's Folly A Heart Revealed
(Books link to my reviews or Amazon.)

About the Author


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 never stopped. Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney award for Mystery/Suspense in 207 and Wedding Cake, book twelve in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series won in 2014. Josi was also the Best of State winner in Fiction for 2012. Josi currently lives in Willard, Utah, with her husband, children and super-cute – but not very friendly – cat.

Have you read this newest release or any of the other books in this line?

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