Book Review: The Vicar’s Daughter by Josi S. Kilpack

Misunderstandings escalate into a tangled web of love triangles in the regency romance, The Vicar’s Daughter by Josi S. Kilpack published by Shadow Mountain Publishing. In this story of love, letters, and family, Cassie’s attempts to help her sister go awry when she falls in love with the man she intended for her sister.

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“The confidence Lenora needed would only come through success gained through action she was too nervous to take. Cassie, however, could take that action and write letters on Lenora’s behalf.”

Summary

Cassie will never be able to get married. Her parents insist that only one daughter should be out in society at a time, and Cassie’s shy older sister, Lenora, isn’t going to catch a husband anytime soon. But when Lenora has a chance encounter with the young bachelor, Evan Glenside, Cassie sees an opportunity. Cassie writes letters to Evan in Lenora’s name in hopes of forming an attachment between him and her sister. But things fall apart when Cassie realizes that she is falling in love with Evan.

“Think over what you have done. Look for the ways in which you turned straw to gold and be glad for the grace of our Lord, who saves us from ourselves.”

Review—5 Stars

I received a copy of The Vicar’s Daughter from Shadow Mountain Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

Josi S. Kilpack once again produces a delightful regency romance. She did such a masterful job at drawing me into the story that I often forgot I was supposed to be reviewing it. Kilpack also does amazing work at escalating conflict upon conflict until you agonize over whether the characters will ever find happiness or not.

“There is joy yet left for you, Cassie. Do not miss it simply because you cannot see past what cannot be.”

I always feel the best characters are the ones we can sympathize with, and Kilpack created several such characters. I could really feel their pain, guilt, and embarrassment. Cassie’s journey from being headstrong and childish to humble and sympathetic was especially well done. I also loved how the story’s plot twists and resolutions were unexpected and perfect at the same time. Great job!

To see more reviews of The Vicar’s Daughter, check it out on Goodreads and Amazon.

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