The Vicar's Daughter: A Proper Romance

The Vicar's Daughter: A Proper Romance

by Josi S. Kilpack

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The Vicar's Daughter: A Proper Romance by Josi S. Kilpack

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 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.

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 but her good intentions may lead to disaster.

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629735047
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Series: Proper Romance
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 338,916
File size: 2 MB

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The Vicar's Daughter 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it very much!
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I loved the Regency countryside setting, with the vicar's family at the center of the story along with the newcomer heir to one of the largest estates in the neighborhood. There is a strong focus on the complex dynamics of family relationships which I enjoyed. I loved seeing the generosity Evan's uncle has for him, especially since in most stories the distant heir is reviled or seen as undeserving. Evan's genuine compassion for his uncle's sorrow creates a balance in their relationship where they are each benefiting from the other's support. In fact, that is what I liked most about Evan, his genuine nature, and that is what I think he found attractive in Cassie. Her manipulation of Evan and Lenora is not well thought out, and the deeper she gets, the more complicated the situation becomes. I initially found it hard to have sympathy for her, but the author is skilled at writing flawed characters and then bringing about a deep redemption, so when Cassie was enduring her period of penitence and self-reflection I felt for her anguish and admired her determination to make things right with those suffering from the consequences of her impulsive decisions. The cast of characters was so vivid and really came to life in my head as I read the book. I absolutely loved the resolution and it made up for some of the more depressing parts when I got my happy ending ;) (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
What do you do when you're so caught up in a story that you don't want to put it down for anything? You read all day, of course! Cassie is the youngest daughter of a vicar and isn't allowed to "come out" to society until her older, extremely anxiety-ridden and shy, sister is married off. Cassie has the very best intentions at heart when she secretly writes letters to a potential beau, posing as her sister, but it all backfires in a heart wrenching way. When my husband and I were first dating, I remember being in the computer lab at school and I was instant messaging him. I had to leave for a minute and my friend took over, pretending to be me. Understandably, he wasn't too happy about that and I could completely see how Evan felt about his whole situation with these two sisters, although his was carried much further.    I was very caught up in the whole story and felt a part of it from the start. The emotions are very tangibly written--from the attraction, to the flutters of love, to the pain and anguish associated with guilt. If I was caught in a similar situation, I'd want to run and hide, but Cassie does everything she can to repair things and I can't help but to admire her greatly. This book has a very engaging storyline, as well as fantastic characters, and I loved it all! Content: mild romance; mild moments of innocent deception. *I received a copy through Netgalley. No favorable review was required and all thoughts are my own.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cassie Wilton, age 20, is one of 6 daughters of Vicar Wilton and his wife. The family’s tradition has been that each daughter has her Season starting with the oldest until she is married. After that, the next daughter has her Season, and so on. Cassie is frustrated because her older sister, Lenora, is to have her third Season and still has not become betrothed. That means Cassie cannot have a Season until she does. It appears that Lenora is quite shy and happy to be a homebody. When Cassie’s mother suggests that she might be able to help Lenora gain more confidence in herself, she wonders how she can do this. Evan Glenside has recently met his great uncle, Hastings Glenside. Evan has been working at a London accounting office and will one day inherit his uncle’s estate in Bedfordshire. Evan is also working hard to support his widowed mother and younger sisters. Later, he will move them to the Dowager House located on the ground of the estate. Now, Evan is living with his uncle and participating in some local events as he prepares to one day take his place as the head of Glenside Manor. His uncle has been very depressed since his wife died and tends to drink too much. Tonight, Evan is off to a ball. While there, Evan escapes to the garden for a breath of fresh air where he encounters Lenora Wilton. Hearing a lady sniffling, Evan doesn’t see her face, but simply offers her his handkerchief and goes back inside. Later, Lenora tells Cassie about it explaining that she needed to get away from the crowd for a few minutes and found she was sitting near a plant to which she is allergic, thus her sniffling. It seems strange to Cassie that two people would choose to hide in the garden. Hoping to match them up, Cassie proposes Lenora accompany her father, the Vicar, to welcome Evan to the community and return his handkerchief. She hopes their meeting will spark a romance that will see Lenora married so Cassie can finally have a Season. In addition, she decides to write to Evan, posing as Lenora. The notes pass back and forth but Cassie receives them, not Lenora. Soon, Evan suggests the Vicar’s family come for dinner at the Manor so he can try to get to know Lenora, but her shyness simply prohibits any connection between them. By now, Cassie has become enthralled with Evan. Oh, but what can one do to untangle the lies that have been told? This was a good story. I think readers will find themselves liking or disliking certain characters. For me, Lenora was ridiculous in her shyness. I think it was very unfair of the Vicar and his wife to make Cassie wait for her Season. They should have let Lenora be the quiet homebody she is and allow Cassie to get on with her life. I am curious to find what other readers think about this. Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
I love me some Proper Romance Books. I love them. I haven't read one yet that hasn't been wonderful. Kilpack does it again with another great novel. Historical romances are probably one of my favorite genre's. This story is so sweet, and so frustrating all at the same time. Which makes it a wonderful read. I couldn't put this book down. Cassie is dying to be out in society, but she has to wait for her older sister to find a match. Lenora, is quiet, scared, and not good in social situations. Cassie on the other hand is out going, connects well with people, and is ready to be out and available to date. Tradition is tradition though, and Cassie's parents are all about tradition. A new man is in town though, and he is new to the whole high society thing. He has become heir to his Great-Uncles fortune because he is the only surviving heir to take over. While he is trying to become acquainted with the high life he takes a breather at one of the balls. While taking his break he hears someone else come up, and hears her crying so Evan tries not to intrude, but wants to offer a neckerchief to her. When doing so he meets Lenora. It's a just a quick meet but enough to peak an interest. Cassie, sees an opportunity, and takes it. If she can get Lenora married she can finally come out in society and start a family of her own. What Cassie does, is out of love for her sister, even if it is a bit deceitful. This is when the story gets really interesting. There is a love story, along with some impropriety and deceit. It makes for an interesting story. It's the first time this little town has really seen any kind of scandal. If you like historical romances you will enjoy this book. I hope you take a chance to read it. Source: I was given this book as part of a tour. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book. Content: Clean and wonderful