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.
Hearts and history collide as both couples must face their pasts and decide if risking it all is worth the promise of new love and a new future.
Promises and Primroses Review
Promises and Primroses is another entertaining read from Josi S. Kilpack. I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed by one of Ms. Kilpack’s novels. While it’s generally easy to figure out the end, the journey is always a pleasant and engaging one. Her descriptive writing style makes it easy to visualize the characters and the settings.
And as a fan of light romance, Shadow Mountain’s Proper Romance series are consistently among my favorites. I find the focus is as much or more on plot development and story as it is on the romance—and they are always a clean read.
This is the first title in a new series, so I would expect we’ll see at least a couple of these characters again, which will not be a bad thing.
If you’re ready for a get-away-from-it-all reading break now that the kids are back to school, Promises & Primroses is just the ticket.
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