''Cassie's ambitions are hampered by her shy, emotionally fragile older sister, Lenora, who must marry before Cassie's parents will allow Cassie to come out in society. Cassie hatches a plan to kindle a love affair between Lenora and handsome Mr. Glenside, a newcomer to their small village. Circumventing decorum and her stringent mother's watchful eyes, Cassie begins a secret correspondence with Mr. Glenside, pretending to be Lenora, explaining her sister's terrible social shyness. Before long, Cassie falls for Mr. Glenside herself, only to be dismayed by her plan's unexpected success. Once her sham is revealed, chaos erupts, afflicting people throughout the village and leaving Cassie with a complicated mess to untangle and a determination to alter her methods. Kilpack (A Heart Revealed
) creates convincing chemistry between the two protagonists and captures subtle nuances of familial conflict and affection. Themes of betrayal and reconciliation, forgiveness and redemption, and the high value of integrity and kindness in all relationships make for a sweet and satisfying tale.'' - --Publishers Weekly
''Kilpack's romance novels rarely play out the way one might first suspect. Instead, the reader is treated to a story deeper and richer than expected, with exquisite emotional dilemmas and unpredictable plots. This latest novel is a prime example. All three protagonists, the sisters and their mutual love, are people of highest character, and the decisions that come to bear are neither easy nor obvious. Breath-stealing kisses do manage to find their way in, so readers may want to stick a fan in their [handbags] before setting out.'' --Romantic Times
About the Author
Josi is the author of twenty-five novels, including A Culinary Mystery series and several titles in A Proper Romance series and A Historical Proper Romance series. Her novelA Heart Revealed
was a 2015Publishers Weekly Best Romance Book of the Year
. She and her husband, Lee, are the parents to four children."