"Miss Wilton's Waltz" by Josi Kilpack
Genre: Regency Romance
Source: Received to Review from publisher
Book Description: 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 thoughts: Josi Kilpack has a way of writing that the words seem to jump out of the pages of the book and I am caught in her story. I form pictures in my mind and become part of the story.
Lenora is the overlooked sister. She is the introvert who would prefer to be behind the pianoforte, rather than conversing in front of it. She prefers to be in the background and has been overshadowed by her sisters.
Feeling that marriage is out of her reach, she goes to Bath to live with her aunt and to teach music. It is away from her family that she feels the freedom to be herself and to be daring. It is a place where she relies on her own judgement and takes risks.
This book is a companion book to "The Vicar's Daughter". It is helpful to have the background info from the first book, but not necessary to enjoy this book. It can be read as a stand alone.
I hate to admit that I haven't finished the book in time for my blog tour stop. My final rating will be at least 4 stars, if not more. I am thoroughly enjoy it. A full review will be up soon.
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About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads) I wrote my first book while on bed rest with my third child in 1998 and haven't stopped. My most recent books have been Historical Romance through the Proper Romance line with Shadow Mountain Publishing.
I currently live in Willard, Utah with my husband, and children
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