The Vicar’s Daughter by Jessi S. Kilpack
Cassie, the youngest of six daughters in the Wilton family, is bold, bright, and ready to enter society. There’s only one problem: her older sister Lenora, whose extreme shyness prevents her from attending many social events. Lenora is now entering her third season, and since their father has decreed that only one Wilton girl can be out at a time, Cassie has no choice except to wait her turn.
Evan Glenside, a soft-spoken, East London clerk, has just been named his great-uncle’s heir and, though he is eager to learn all that will be required of him, he struggles to feel accepted in a new town and in his new position.
A chance meeting between Evan and Lenora promises to change everything, but when Lenora proves too shy to pursue the relationship, Cassie begins to write Mr. Glenside letters in the name of her sister. Her good intentions lead to disaster when Cassie realizes she is falling in love with Evan. But then Evan begins to court Lenora, thinking she is the author of the letters.
As secrets are revealed, the hearts of Cassie, Evan, and Lenora are tested. Will the final letter sent by the vicar’s daughter be able to reunite the sisters as well as unite Evan with his true love? Goodreads Synopsis
For an entire afternoon I was completely consumed by this book. From the beginning, it is a pretty fast paced novel. One of my favorite things about the book was the fact that it is simply a sweet love story, smut left out. I can’t stand romance books that are just full of steamy love scenes, I want the romantic story and that’s exactly what this book is. Plus, there’s the whole historical fiction aspect as well. The characters were strong and it was easy to let yourself get into the story.
It’s not classified as a christian romance book, but after reading it, I’m thinking it has to be classified as one somewhere. First off, there’s the title. Historically, a vicar is a priest or member of the clergy. There were a few mentions of God and the Bible. It wasn’t overwhelming (maybe why it’s not classified as christian) I thought everything added to the story.
I would recommend this book to people who enjoy Christian romance or just a simply sweet love story.
Thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing for sending me a copy of The Vicar’s Daughter to review and be a part of their blog hop.