Thursday, April 7, 2016
Forever and Forever: The Courtship of Henry Longfellow and Fanny Appleton by Josi Kilpack
A Proper Historical Romance series
The first book in a new series which will focus on the lives of real historical figures who have intriguing stories of courtship that are recreated in fictionalized accounts based on real biographical and social history research.
"A well-researched, emotionally charged tale. A love story...fit for the ages." -Publishers Weekly.
It's 1836, and nineteen-year-old Fanny Appleton, a privileged daughter of a wealthy, upper-class Boston industrialist, is touring Europe with her family. Like many girls of her day, she enjoys the fine clothes, food, and company of the elite social circles. But unlike her peers, Fanny is also drawn to education, literature, and more intellectual pursuits.
Published author and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is also touring Europe, but under much different circumstances. Widowed while on tour, he has stayed in order to gather credentials that he hopes will secure his professorship at Harvard College. When Henry meets Fanny, he sees in her a kindred spirit, a lover of language and literature and high ideals. He is in love. Fanny, however, is uncertain. He is ten years older than she is, and from a much lower social class. How could such a relationship ever thrive?
Could a book of Henry’s poetry, personally delivered, persuade Fanny to believe in a love that lasts forever and forever?
Forever and Forever
Another addition to the proper romance series, I was very excited to read Forever and Forever by Josi Kilpack. This book is based on the actual love story of Henry Longfellow and Fanny Appleton, which is super cool! It was really neat to read about Longfellow as a person, not just a writer and poet from the past. Kilpack really made him come to life in the book. I have to admit it took a little bit for me to really get involved in the story, but once I did there was no stopping me from finding out if these two ever and I mean ever end up together! Come along for this arduous journey to love and be amazed at the beautiful story created by Kilpack!
You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.
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