Wednesday, April 15, 2015

#29: A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack

Amber Marie Sterlington, the Rage of the Season in Regency-era London, has her pick of men and she knows what she wants most in a husband: a title and a fortune. Why would she ever marry for something as fickle as love? And why would she ever look twice at Thomas Richards, a third son of a country lord?
But Amber's social standing is shattered by a rare disorder which causes the loss of her hair. Publicly humiliated and estranged from her shamed family, she is exiled to Yorkshire, facing a future she never expected in a circumstance far below what she has known all her life. Humbled and lonely, Amber wonders if isolation is for the best and questions what real love means until she finds a romantic path to a man who offers unconditional love.
  • Series: Proper Romance
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing; First Edition edition (April 7, 2015)
  • ISBN: 9781609079901


Josi
Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Her novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Lemon Tart, the first book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series was a finalist in 2009. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, children and super-cute cat.


Other books I have reviewed by this author:
My review of Lemon Tart
My review of Baked Alaska
My review of Rocky Road
My review of Fortune Cookie
My review of Wedding Cake

REVIEW:
Such a good story!
Many years ago, people of society were raised with a certain air about them. Now, imagine that one of those society women realized, though she had wealth, she was indeed lacking in her life. The changes she then made were quite admirable.
That's what I felt for most of the book. I knew there was romance in the story, I even knew who was in love with whom, still, no romance was in the air.
And then it was...
Exactly what you had hoped for and more. Enough more to want to read more, but there was none left.
I liked this story, through and through. This story, though very, very different from the Sadie Hoffmiller books, I loved and know so many of you will too. For Kilpack fans, read it, but don't compare it to the culinary mysteries. They're nothing alike, but in a good way.

4.5/5

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4 comments:

  1. Oh, I know her from her mysteries, didn't know she had other types of books out there too!

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  2. I have a few of her book in the Culinary Mystery series that I need to read. Glad you liked this one so much.

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  3. I'm not generally a romance reader but this one sounds interesting with the heroine losing her hair. Definitely an unusual issue for a romance!

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  4. I hardly read any historical romance, but the ones I do need to have a lot of substance to them outside of the romance. If it is only about the romance, I'm bored.

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