Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Miss Wilton's Waltz by Josi S. Kilpack

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.

Here is Lenora!  She played a vital role in The Vicar's Daughter as her intended fell in love with her sister.  Yeah, Lenora was jilted, embarrassed but not exactly heartbroken.  All the same, she moved to Bath to live with her aunt and start as a teacher in an all-girl's school.

I loved getting to know Lenora.  I loved watching Lenora get to know herself!  Josi Kilpack has a way of writing characters that are so interesting.  They unfold gently, layered and vulnerable.  It's so easy to like them, to root for them.  It's also easy to be frustrated with them!  I love when all my emotions get involved in a book.  Characters are what make or break a book for me so when I emotionally connect to the characters, I am a happy, happy girl!  

Although this book can stand alone easily, I would highly recommend reading The Vicar's Daughter first only because it will give you valuable insight and an emotional connection to Lenora.  It makes this book all the more satisfying.

Content:  kissing

- I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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