Forever and Forever: The Courtship of Henry Longfellow and Fanny Appleton is a delightful story of love and second chances. Forever and Forever differs from other books in Shadow Mountain’s Proper Romance series as it is based on a remarkable, true story. Author Josi S. Kilpack skillfully captures the time period, setting, and historical figures of the nineteenth century with graceful and articulate writing. Readers will appreciate the authenticity and intelligence of Henry and Fanny’s relationship. Kilpack delves deep into the couple’s complex courtship, and mixes the perfect amount of history with romance. The novel’s chapter notes and timeline offer additional insight into Henry and Fanny’s lives. Discussion questions make Forever and Forever a fantastic candidate for book club. Fans of romance and/or historical fiction will fall for this novel!
Review of an Advance Reader Copy
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Shadow Mountain
Sex/Nudity: A sexual reference is made; implied sexual activity regarding a ‘kept woman’.
Mature Subject Matter:
Depression, death of family members, terminal illness.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Characters drink whiskey and wine; characters smoke.