Synopsis (as provided by publisher)
A follow-up to Josi S. Kilpack’s bestselling Proper Romance title The Vicar’s Daughter.
Lenora Wilton has spent her life hiding behind the keys of her beloved pianoforte and the vibrancy of her younger sister, Cassie. But Lenora is ready for a change and travels to Bath to live with her Aunt Gwen and teach music at an all-girls’ boarding school. She is different in Bath—more comfortable with herself—and enjoys the freedom and independence of her new life there.
When Lenora meets Aiden Asher, she finds herself attracted to him, but her unexpected feelings become more complicated when she learns that Catherine—Lenora’s newest and most troublesome student in the school—is Mr. Asher’s niece. Catherine is a difficult student, and Lenora works hard to make progress with the girl.
When the chemistry between Lenora and Aiden increases, they share a passionate kiss by the River Avon, and Lenora feels it is the beginning of a new forever—until she learns that Aiden has withheld an important detail about his life that changes everything.
Lenora closes her heart to him, and Aiden, caught between his obligation and his heart, must do what he can to make amends. And Lenora, after years of hiding from everyone and everything, faces a decision only she can make.
I noticed this title pop up on social media, so I wanted to get my hands on a copy. I had read and enjoyed The Vicar’s Daughter.
This story continues with Lenora’s story. She’s not residing in Bath with her Aunt Gwen and teaching music as a school for girl. Lenora is also naive and is now sneaking out dressed as a man to sit by the river at night, which has become her place of solitude. Her false sense of security is shattered when a stranger catches her at the river. Their paths cross again at the school, and Lenora’s quiet life becomes quite a challenge. Will she rise to it, or run away again when things become too hard?
I loved this book. You really got a sense of Lenora’s personality, and found her admirable. I also liked Aiden and his niece Catherine, and I rooted for them to find their happy ever after.
I received an ARC.
*This title hits the shelves on May 1, 2018 and is available for preorder.