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 since their father has decreed that only one Wilton girl can be out at a time, 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 in a new town and in his new position.
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. Her good intentions lead to disaster when Cassie realizes she is falling in love with Evan. But then Evan begins to court Lenora, thinking she is the author of the letters.
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?
The Vicar's Daughterby Josi S. Kilpack
The Vicar's Daughter is a remarkable tale of love, forgiveness and family. Written by bestselling author Josi S. Kilpack, the book is loosely based on the famous Cyrano de Bergerac play. Kilpack is a solid writer and navigates a story based on mistaken identities and misunderstanding with relative ease. The novel's characters are strikingly realistic, with deep flaws and strong emotions. Main characters Evan and Cassie will win readers over with their compassion and courageousness. In addition to a strong plot and characters, The Vicar's Daughter offers a sweet Regency period romance. The chemistry between characters is palpable and makes the novel impossible to put down. The Vicar's Daughter is an excellent addition to Josi S. Kilpack's repertoire and should not be missed!
Review of an Advance Reading Copy
Sex/Nudity: Several incidents of kissing; a few sexual references, allusions, and implied incidents of sexual activity about "questionable areas of London" and "delightful establishments...that offer more customized fun".
Mature Subject Matter:
Anxiety, deception, marriage, allusion to brothels.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
A scene takes place in a pub; a character often drinks in excess and is referred to as "a kind drunk".
Reviewed By Rachel