Friday, September 21, 2018
Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. Blog Tour & Review
Lord Elliott Mayfield aims to correct the very messy marital mistakes and spousal scandals of his brothers and sisters by requiring his nieces and nephews to choose worthy companions. If they choose wisely, they will receive their generous share of the family’s inheritance.
Peter, Elliott’s eldest nephew, thinks the entire idea is ridiculous. A widower with two young daughters, he simply needs a governess, not a wife. Julia Hollingsworth certainly has the credentials and the experience, but is altogether too young and pretty for such a job. So why can’t he stop thinking about her?
Julia loves working as a governess, despite the objections of her mother, Amelia. And as it turns out, Amelia has a lot to say about the Mayfield men—none of it good. But Julia dismisses the rumors of ruined reputations and instead concentrates on helping Peter with his children and his fledgling business in canine husbandry. His kindness and gentleness is endearing—and increasingly attractive.
But Amelia, whose heart was broken thirty years ago by none other than Elliott Mayfield, is determined to prevent any relationship from blooming either between Peter and Julia—or between herself and Elliott.
It took me a couple of chapters for the groundwork to be laid and then I completely fell head first into Julia's story and I had a hard time making myself stop reading (sleep is necessary at points). Julia was a breath of fresh air! She knew what she wanted for her life and she went after it. But more than that, she had this sweet, kind and beautiful spirit I connected with; almost as if she were real. Peter was the opposite of Julia in many ways and I wondered how the two might ever relate to each other. But I think Peter was hiding a lot of himself behind what was expected of him and his own grief over the loss of his wife. What made this story even better is that there was an entire other story about Peter's uncle Elliot and Julia's own mother! Seriously, this book is pretty awesome in my opinion, so go snag a copy and enjoy!
You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.
Source: Publisher for review
Posted by Books Are Sanity!!! at 1:30 AM