Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Miss Wilton's Waltz by Josi S. Kilpack {Blog Tour Review}

Miss Wilton's Waltz by Josi S. Kilpack
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Shadow Mountain 
Source: I received a complimentary copy, which did not affect my opinions
A follow-up to Josi S. Kilpack's bestselling Proper Romance title The Vicar's Daughter.

Lenora Wilton has spent her life hiding behind the keys of her beloved pianoforte and the vibrancy of her younger sister, Cassie. But Lenora is ready for a change and travels to Bath to live with her Aunt Gwen and teach music at an all-girls’ boarding school. She is different in Bath—more comfortable with herself—and enjoys the freedom and independence of her new life there.

When Lenora meets Aiden Asher, she finds herself attracted to him, but her unexpected feelings become more complicated when she learns that Catherine—Lenora’s newest and most troublesome student in the school—is Mr. Asher’s niece. Catherine is a difficult student, and Lenora works hard to make progress with the girl.

When the chemistry between Lenora and Aiden increases, they share a passionate kiss by the River Avon, and Lenora feels it is the beginning of a new forever—until she learns that Aiden has withheld an important detail about his life that changes everything.

Lenora closes her heart to him, and Aiden, caught between his obligation and his heart, must do what he can to make amends. And Lenora, after years of hiding from everyone and everything, faces a decision only she can make.

My Review: 5 Stars

I have a greater appreciation for Lenore, having seen what she went through in The Vicar's Daughter. You don't have to read that one first, necessarily, but it really helped me to know Lenore's background and I admire and love her so much!

Lenore hasn't had an easy road in life, yet she's making the best of her situation. Her temperament and personality really resonated with me, especially as she's deeper than she seems. Throw in Aiden and I was in heaven. There's something to be said about good, solid, decent characters, striving to create the best for themselves and their loved ones.

The first meeting was intense and hilarious, at the same time, if that even makes sense. Throughout this tough and gradual journey, I grew to immensely adore these characters, even the unlovable ones. Josi Kilpack has a way of taking uncommon traits and unspoken conditions and writing them into tales that pierce the heart and soul. Each book I read becomes a new favorite that I just don't want to come to an end.

This isn't your traditional Regency romance, but it's every bit enjoyable (and I daresay more so) as the typical stories and I'm eagerly awaiting what she writes next (no pressure).

Content: very mild romance; mild romance

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