Promises and Primroses

Promises and Primroses

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 daug Lord Elliott Mayfield aims to correct the very messy marital mistakes and spousal scandals of his brothers and s...

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Title:Promises and Primroses
Author:Josi S. Kilpack
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1629724572
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Promises and Primroses Reviews

  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    Sep 20, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

  • Jane
    Aug 02, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

  • Lisa
    Oct 09, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
    Sep 13, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

  • Ariell
    Sep 30, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

    Peter Mayfield is dedicated to his children and helping his family but mostly keeping to himself. He tends to be closed off and withdrawn, he does little interaction with his household staff but does have a loving relationship with his two daughters. Elliot Mayfield has given up on lov...

    Josi S. Kilpack has written an enjoyable and engaging historical regency romance story in her novel Promises and Primroses. Written from the perspective of four different characters, this novel has a strong theme of budding, reuniting, and improving relationships. Kilpack knows her his...

    This was such a sweet double story. I enjoyed every chapter. ...

    I loved the characters in this book. I love that there is always some unique or interesting theme or issue in Josi Kilpack's books. I like dogs, but the research she did to include the scenes with the whelping and such, really made it real. I appreciate a well researched book, yet it d...

  • Mindy
    Sep 30, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Sep 04, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

  • Katie W
    Sep 02, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

  • Kathryn
    Oct 07, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

    Peter Mayfield is dedicated to his children and helping his family but mostly keeping to himself. He tends to be closed off and withdrawn, he does little interaction with his household staff but does have a loving relationship with his two daughters. Elliot Mayfield has given up on lov...

    Josi S. Kilpack has written an enjoyable and engaging historical regency romance story in her novel Promises and Primroses. Written from the perspective of four different characters, this novel has a strong theme of budding, reuniting, and improving relationships. Kilpack knows her his...

    This was such a sweet double story. I enjoyed every chapter. ...

    I loved the characters in this book. I love that there is always some unique or interesting theme or issue in Josi Kilpack's books. I like dogs, but the research she did to include the scenes with the whelping and such, really made it real. I appreciate a well researched book, yet it d...

    Relaxed reading enjoyment, this story explores a young Englishwoman's determination to find and fulfill her place of independence in the 1800s world. Maternal opposition is thoughtfully portrayed as is our mc's strength in defending her position. Excellent storytelling, I look forward ...

    I read a preview copy of this book (perk of working at a bookstore!) and LOVED it! It was a little bit hard to get into at first because the chapters are divided by four main characters, but totally work as the book continues. The pedigree chart at the beginning is useful, but a littl...

    A charming and uplifting story that focuses on several relationships that are all interrelated. As Julia seeks independence from her controlling mother, she finds so much more than she expected. I really like how this story is as much about the relationship between this mother and daug...

    WOW! Josi knocks it out of the park! If this book is anything to go on, this next series from her will be her best yet. Starting off on a marriage campaign for his nieces & nephews, Lord Elliot Mayfield decides it's time he make some proposals to push them into the next steps i...

    Wonderful read full of unexpected surprises. The plot was not surprising as the master of the house does tend to fall in live with the governess, but that the characters, Peter and Julia were so well suited and unaffected by their stations so as to do the things that they enjoyed like ...

  • Jacob Proffitt
    Oct 02, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

  • Angie
    Jan 22, 2019

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

  • Rachelle
    Sep 15, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

  • Cheryl
    Aug 15, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

    Peter Mayfield is dedicated to his children and helping his family but mostly keeping to himself. He tends to be closed off and withdrawn, he does little interaction with his household staff but does have a loving relationship with his two daughters. Elliot Mayfield has given up on lov...

    Josi S. Kilpack has written an enjoyable and engaging historical regency romance story in her novel Promises and Primroses. Written from the perspective of four different characters, this novel has a strong theme of budding, reuniting, and improving relationships. Kilpack knows her his...

    This was such a sweet double story. I enjoyed every chapter. ...

    I loved the characters in this book. I love that there is always some unique or interesting theme or issue in Josi Kilpack's books. I like dogs, but the research she did to include the scenes with the whelping and such, really made it real. I appreciate a well researched book, yet it d...

    Relaxed reading enjoyment, this story explores a young Englishwoman's determination to find and fulfill her place of independence in the 1800s world. Maternal opposition is thoughtfully portrayed as is our mc's strength in defending her position. Excellent storytelling, I look forward ...

    I read a preview copy of this book (perk of working at a bookstore!) and LOVED it! It was a little bit hard to get into at first because the chapters are divided by four main characters, but totally work as the book continues. The pedigree chart at the beginning is useful, but a littl...

    A charming and uplifting story that focuses on several relationships that are all interrelated. As Julia seeks independence from her controlling mother, she finds so much more than she expected. I really like how this story is as much about the relationship between this mother and daug...

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    Sep 05, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

  • Tessa
    Jul 06, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

    Peter Mayfield is dedicated to his children and helping his family but mostly keeping to himself. He tends to be closed off and withdrawn, he does little interaction with his household staff but does have a loving relationship with his two daughters. Elliot Mayfield has given up on lov...

    Josi S. Kilpack has written an enjoyable and engaging historical regency romance story in her novel Promises and Primroses. Written from the perspective of four different characters, this novel has a strong theme of budding, reuniting, and improving relationships. Kilpack knows her his...

    This was such a sweet double story. I enjoyed every chapter. ...

    I loved the characters in this book. I love that there is always some unique or interesting theme or issue in Josi Kilpack's books. I like dogs, but the research she did to include the scenes with the whelping and such, really made it real. I appreciate a well researched book, yet it d...

    Relaxed reading enjoyment, this story explores a young Englishwoman's determination to find and fulfill her place of independence in the 1800s world. Maternal opposition is thoughtfully portrayed as is our mc's strength in defending her position. Excellent storytelling, I look forward ...

    I read a preview copy of this book (perk of working at a bookstore!) and LOVED it! It was a little bit hard to get into at first because the chapters are divided by four main characters, but totally work as the book continues. The pedigree chart at the beginning is useful, but a littl...

    A charming and uplifting story that focuses on several relationships that are all interrelated. As Julia seeks independence from her controlling mother, she finds so much more than she expected. I really like how this story is as much about the relationship between this mother and daug...

    WOW! Josi knocks it out of the park! If this book is anything to go on, this next series from her will be her best yet. Starting off on a marriage campaign for his nieces & nephews, Lord Elliot Mayfield decides it's time he make some proposals to push them into the next steps i...

    Wonderful read full of unexpected surprises. The plot was not surprising as the master of the house does tend to fall in live with the governess, but that the characters, Peter and Julia were so well suited and unaffected by their stations so as to do the things that they enjoyed like ...

    I absolutely adored this book! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of the characters from Elliott to Peter to Julia and even meddlesome Amelia. I also enjoyed the pivotal role dogs play in the story. This is a sweet sweet romance and an excellent story of how a woman can make up h...

  • NaDell
    Aug 07, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

    Peter Mayfield is dedicated to his children and helping his family but mostly keeping to himself. He tends to be closed off and withdrawn, he does little interaction with his household staff but does have a loving relationship with his two daughters. Elliot Mayfield has given up on lov...

    Josi S. Kilpack has written an enjoyable and engaging historical regency romance story in her novel Promises and Primroses. Written from the perspective of four different characters, this novel has a strong theme of budding, reuniting, and improving relationships. Kilpack knows her his...

    This was such a sweet double story. I enjoyed every chapter. ...

    I loved the characters in this book. I love that there is always some unique or interesting theme or issue in Josi Kilpack's books. I like dogs, but the research she did to include the scenes with the whelping and such, really made it real. I appreciate a well researched book, yet it d...

    Relaxed reading enjoyment, this story explores a young Englishwoman's determination to find and fulfill her place of independence in the 1800s world. Maternal opposition is thoughtfully portrayed as is our mc's strength in defending her position. Excellent storytelling, I look forward ...

    I read a preview copy of this book (perk of working at a bookstore!) and LOVED it! It was a little bit hard to get into at first because the chapters are divided by four main characters, but totally work as the book continues. The pedigree chart at the beginning is useful, but a littl...

  • Kelly
    Sep 01, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

  • writer...
    Jan 02, 2019

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

    Peter Mayfield is dedicated to his children and helping his family but mostly keeping to himself. He tends to be closed off and withdrawn, he does little interaction with his household staff but does have a loving relationship with his two daughters. Elliot Mayfield has given up on lov...

    Josi S. Kilpack has written an enjoyable and engaging historical regency romance story in her novel Promises and Primroses. Written from the perspective of four different characters, this novel has a strong theme of budding, reuniting, and improving relationships. Kilpack knows her his...

    This was such a sweet double story. I enjoyed every chapter. ...

    I loved the characters in this book. I love that there is always some unique or interesting theme or issue in Josi Kilpack's books. I like dogs, but the research she did to include the scenes with the whelping and such, really made it real. I appreciate a well researched book, yet it d...

    Relaxed reading enjoyment, this story explores a young Englishwoman's determination to find and fulfill her place of independence in the 1800s world. Maternal opposition is thoughtfully portrayed as is our mc's strength in defending her position. Excellent storytelling, I look forward ...

  • Marissa
    Aug 29, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

  • Jessica (BookObsessedJess)
    Feb 18, 2019

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

  • Jeanette
    Sep 09, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

  • Sydney
    Sep 03, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

    Peter Mayfield is dedicated to his children and helping his family but mostly keeping to himself. He tends to be closed off and withdrawn, he does little interaction with his household staff but does have a loving relationship with his two daughters. Elliot Mayfield has given up on lov...

    Josi S. Kilpack has written an enjoyable and engaging historical regency romance story in her novel Promises and Primroses. Written from the perspective of four different characters, this novel has a strong theme of budding, reuniting, and improving relationships. Kilpack knows her his...

  • Leah Feltner
    Jul 24, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

    Peter Mayfield is dedicated to his children and helping his family but mostly keeping to himself. He tends to be closed off and withdrawn, he does little interaction with his household staff but does have a loving relationship with his two daughters. Elliot Mayfield has given up on lov...

    Josi S. Kilpack has written an enjoyable and engaging historical regency romance story in her novel Promises and Primroses. Written from the perspective of four different characters, this novel has a strong theme of budding, reuniting, and improving relationships. Kilpack knows her his...

    This was such a sweet double story. I enjoyed every chapter. ...

    I loved the characters in this book. I love that there is always some unique or interesting theme or issue in Josi Kilpack's books. I like dogs, but the research she did to include the scenes with the whelping and such, really made it real. I appreciate a well researched book, yet it d...

    Relaxed reading enjoyment, this story explores a young Englishwoman's determination to find and fulfill her place of independence in the 1800s world. Maternal opposition is thoughtfully portrayed as is our mc's strength in defending her position. Excellent storytelling, I look forward ...

    I read a preview copy of this book (perk of working at a bookstore!) and LOVED it! It was a little bit hard to get into at first because the chapters are divided by four main characters, but totally work as the book continues. The pedigree chart at the beginning is useful, but a littl...

    A charming and uplifting story that focuses on several relationships that are all interrelated. As Julia seeks independence from her controlling mother, she finds so much more than she expected. I really like how this story is as much about the relationship between this mother and daug...

    WOW! Josi knocks it out of the park! If this book is anything to go on, this next series from her will be her best yet. Starting off on a marriage campaign for his nieces & nephews, Lord Elliot Mayfield decides it's time he make some proposals to push them into the next steps i...

    Wonderful read full of unexpected surprises. The plot was not surprising as the master of the house does tend to fall in live with the governess, but that the characters, Peter and Julia were so well suited and unaffected by their stations so as to do the things that they enjoyed like ...

    I absolutely adored this book! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of the characters from Elliott to Peter to Julia and even meddlesome Amelia. I also enjoyed the pivotal role dogs play in the story. This is a sweet sweet romance and an excellent story of how a woman can make up h...

    I was in the mood for a good Regency story and this hit the spot! This book is slightly different because instead of giving one or two points of view, it gives the point of view of 4 people (two couples). The story was entertaining and kept me sucked in the entire time. Mr. Peter May...

  • Lesr Kew
    Sep 23, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

    Peter Mayfield is dedicated to his children and helping his family but mostly keeping to himself. He tends to be closed off and withdrawn, he does little interaction with his household staff but does have a loving relationship with his two daughters. Elliot Mayfield has given up on lov...

    Josi S. Kilpack has written an enjoyable and engaging historical regency romance story in her novel Promises and Primroses. Written from the perspective of four different characters, this novel has a strong theme of budding, reuniting, and improving relationships. Kilpack knows her his...

    This was such a sweet double story. I enjoyed every chapter. ...

  • Mae
    Aug 19, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

    Peter Mayfield is dedicated to his children and helping his family but mostly keeping to himself. He tends to be closed off and withdrawn, he does little interaction with his household staff but does have a loving relationship with his two daughters. Elliot Mayfield has given up on lov...

  • Amy
    Jun 14, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

    I?ve come to realize that the books in the ?Proper Romance? collection earn mixed reviews from me. Sometimes I love the stories and sometimes I don?t. Promises and Primroses, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. While the cover is beautiful, the story itself wasn?t ...

    In the back of the book are questions to reflect on. It is always interesting to read them and find things I hadn?t thought of while reading the book or finding a different take on it. I appreciated that there were 2 couples in this book. One older and one younger. Time changes th...

    ***4.5 stars*** This book is about love lost, second chances, and new love. Elliott Mayfield is fed up with his family and their scandalous behavior. He has a plan to get everyone back on the right path by offering the an incentive. This plan he calls "the marriage campaign." He...

    I am so glad Shadow Mountain allowed me to read this book for an honest review- it might be my favorite arc of 2018 so far... I?ll admit I am a tough critic when it comes to romance books... I want to feel the love story but not slip into any form of insta-love or over the top fl...

    Peter Mayfield is dedicated to his children and helping his family but mostly keeping to himself. He tends to be closed off and withdrawn, he does little interaction with his household staff but does have a loving relationship with his two daughters. Elliot Mayfield has given up on lov...

    Josi S. Kilpack has written an enjoyable and engaging historical regency romance story in her novel Promises and Primroses. Written from the perspective of four different characters, this novel has a strong theme of budding, reuniting, and improving relationships. Kilpack knows her his...

    This was such a sweet double story. I enjoyed every chapter. ...

    I loved the characters in this book. I love that there is always some unique or interesting theme or issue in Josi Kilpack's books. I like dogs, but the research she did to include the scenes with the whelping and such, really made it real. I appreciate a well researched book, yet it d...

    Relaxed reading enjoyment, this story explores a young Englishwoman's determination to find and fulfill her place of independence in the 1800s world. Maternal opposition is thoughtfully portrayed as is our mc's strength in defending her position. Excellent storytelling, I look forward ...

    I read a preview copy of this book (perk of working at a bookstore!) and LOVED it! It was a little bit hard to get into at first because the chapters are divided by four main characters, but totally work as the book continues. The pedigree chart at the beginning is useful, but a littl...

    A charming and uplifting story that focuses on several relationships that are all interrelated. As Julia seeks independence from her controlling mother, she finds so much more than she expected. I really like how this story is as much about the relationship between this mother and daug...

    WOW! Josi knocks it out of the park! If this book is anything to go on, this next series from her will be her best yet. Starting off on a marriage campaign for his nieces & nephews, Lord Elliot Mayfield decides it's time he make some proposals to push them into the next steps i...

  • Kim  Dennis
    Oct 03, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...

    I have mixed feelings about this story. I didn't have to force myself to finish it, but it also wasn't one I had to force myself to put down. I did feel like the ending picked up quite a bit. The author switched POV between 4 main characters. For me, it made the story feel really di...

  • Julie Carpenter
    Aug 29, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

  • Mara
    Aug 30, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

  • Tiffany Olsen
    Jul 10, 2018

    If you are looking for historical romance, then check out this book because it combines all of the things I enjoy - dogs, romance, independent women (despite the times), and secrets. I really love Julia. She is independent, knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to do what she want...

    FINALLY! I picked up a book, held it in my hands, and read it from cover to cover in a couple days. It?s been FAR too long. I have been sticking mostly to audiobooks as of late, so it felt glorious to actually have a book in hand and not put it down after one or two chapters. ...

    The Regency books this author has been writing lately are so unique and fun! The very beginning of the book has a family tree and I loved studying that to try and get a feel for who the characters were before I began reading it, but I was kind of surprised that not many of those said p...

    What's better than reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and having a sweet love story? Why, it's reading one of Josi Kilpack's books and getting TWO sweet love stories to enjoy, of course! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this new Mayfield Family Series. What a fun i...

    I liked this a ton despite being really frustrated with two characters. The setup is a bit unique for a Regency romance in that it tackles class boundaries head-on as Julia's gentry mother, Amelia, married a banker and her children are solidly middle-class, though decidedly on the uppe...

    I love (adore, am crazy about, put on a pedestal) Josi Kilpack, and don't think I've read anything by her that I haven't liked. That being said, there's a character in the book named Mara, and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. She's Peter's mother, a seventeen-year-old chambe...

    Josi Kilpack is an author I have complete confidence in. I know that no matter what she writes, I am going to enjoy it. She has ventured into some varying genres over the years and I am always so impressed with her ability to write such great stories. This is the beginning of a new...

    Promises and Primroses is another wonderful book by Josi Kilpack, and I am looking forward to more books about the Mayfield family. I loved everything about this book. The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the alternating point of views immensely. It brought a wonderful depth to the...

    Promises and Primroses is the charming first book in a new series by Josi. S. Kilpack. I enjoyed the book and how the author writes. There are believable obstacles to Happily Ever After for the two couples involved. I liked that after Elliott broke Amelia?s heart, she found a good ma...

    A Heartwarming, unique and clean regency era romance read. Highly recommended if you enjoy this genre. Once you start reading, it?s EXTREMELY hard to put it down and move on with your life! So I advise you to clear your schedule once you get started. Our main characters are Julia...

    This is a book I finished with a sigh and satisfied smile. Isn't that the best feeling? The premise of the book and series with Lord Elliot's marriage campaign is unique and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to the books that are sure to follow. This first book focused not only on ...

    Every book I read by Josi Kilpack gets better. She is a fabulous writer and I love the first in this new series about the Mayfield Family. I can't wait to read more! In this first novel, we meet Lord Elliot Mayfield, uncle to several nieces and nephews with an idea for a marriage campa...

    It's well written and smooth as silk. It's 3.5 stars but I can't round it up because the eventual outcomes were all clearly obvious from the first third of the book onward. The characters were well defined and I especially like Uncle Elliot's "plan" for his 7 nieces and nephews. In...

    I really enjoyed reading Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. The story revolves around four main characters and two different romantic relationships in this story: one old and one new. First we have Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford. He has a master plan to encour...