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

  • Becky
    Sep 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received an ARC of this book, and it was divine! It's the first book I've read by Josi, and she's definitely on my list of romance authors now! I felt the story was woven together great, and loved all the different perspectives. I also loved how she added in the Primroses. I highly r...

    Exactly what I was looking for. Loved the multiple points of view. I can't wait for the next one. ...

    Delightful! ...

    Oh, how I love a Proper Romance Series book!!! Josi Kilpack knocks it out of the park with this sweet story. I haven't read a historical romance novel for a while, so this book was a breath of fresh air for me. Not that I haven't enjoyed reading others, this is just my favorite kin...

    1822 Elliott Mayfield, fifth Viscount Howardsford is meeting with his nephew and heir, Peter Mayfield. As many family members have made bad choices and bad marriages in the past, Elliott wants to see the family members turn toward better things. There are 7 nieces and nephews that h...

    Plot: When Elliot was younger, he was all but engaged to Amelia. He loved her carefree nature, her beautiful eyes and light laughter. When his uncle died, placing Elliot at the head of the family, he had to leave Amelia for India, breaking her heart. Thirty years later Elliot has over...

    First sentence: Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford, looked across the desk at Peter, his eldest nephew and heir. Destiny and opportunity are not that different, he reminded himself in an effort to bolster his courage. Premise/plot: Elliott Mayfield has decided that his...

  • 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...

    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 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  (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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Becca
    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received an ARC of this book, and it was divine! It's the first book I've read by Josi, and she's definitely on my list of romance authors now! I felt the story was woven together great, and loved all the different perspectives. I also loved how she added in the Primroses. I highly r...

    Exactly what I was looking for. Loved the multiple points of view. I can't wait for the next one. ...

    Delightful! ...

    Oh, how I love a Proper Romance Series book!!! Josi Kilpack knocks it out of the park with this sweet story. I haven't read a historical romance novel for a while, so this book was a breath of fresh air for me. Not that I haven't enjoyed reading others, this is just my favorite kin...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Connie Fischer
    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received an ARC of this book, and it was divine! It's the first book I've read by Josi, and she's definitely on my list of romance authors now! I felt the story was woven together great, and loved all the different perspectives. I also loved how she added in the Primroses. I highly r...

    Exactly what I was looking for. Loved the multiple points of view. I can't wait for the next one. ...

    Delightful! ...

    Oh, how I love a Proper Romance Series book!!! Josi Kilpack knocks it out of the park with this sweet story. I haven't read a historical romance novel for a while, so this book was a breath of fresh air for me. Not that I haven't enjoyed reading others, this is just my favorite kin...

    1822 Elliott Mayfield, fifth Viscount Howardsford is meeting with his nephew and heir, Peter Mayfield. As many family members have made bad choices and bad marriages in the past, Elliott wants to see the family members turn toward better things. There are 7 nieces and nephews that h...

  • Ilima
    Mar 22, 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received an ARC of this book, and it was divine! It's the first book I've read by Josi, and she's definitely on my list of romance authors now! I felt the story was woven together great, and loved all the different perspectives. I also loved how she added in the Primroses. I highly r...

    Exactly what I was looking for. Loved the multiple points of view. I can't wait for the next one. ...

    Delightful! ...

  • Heidi
    Sep 26, 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received an ARC of this book, and it was divine! It's the first book I've read by Josi, and she's definitely on my list of romance authors now! I felt the story was woven together great, and loved all the different perspectives. I also loved how she added in the Primroses. I highly r...

    Exactly what I was looking for. Loved the multiple points of view. I can't wait for the next one. ...

    Delightful! ...

    Oh, how I love a Proper Romance Series book!!! Josi Kilpack knocks it out of the park with this sweet story. I haven't read a historical romance novel for a while, so this book was a breath of fresh air for me. Not that I haven't enjoyed reading others, this is just my favorite kin...

    1822 Elliott Mayfield, fifth Viscount Howardsford is meeting with his nephew and heir, Peter Mayfield. As many family members have made bad choices and bad marriages in the past, Elliott wants to see the family members turn toward better things. There are 7 nieces and nephews that h...

    Plot: When Elliot was younger, he was all but engaged to Amelia. He loved her carefree nature, her beautiful eyes and light laughter. When his uncle died, placing Elliot at the head of the family, he had to leave Amelia for India, breaking her heart. Thirty years later Elliot has over...

    First sentence: Elliott Mayfield, the fifth Viscount Howardsford, looked across the desk at Peter, his eldest nephew and heir. Destiny and opportunity are not that different, he reminded himself in an effort to bolster his courage. Premise/plot: Elliott Mayfield has decided that his...

    Josi Kilpack has a gift for writing books with a lot of heart. In this story of 'promises and primroses', the two main characters have no intention of falling in love when they meet. Peter Mayfield just needs a governess for his two daughters. And Julia desperately wants a chance to ma...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Leah
    Feb 28, 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received an ARC of this book, and it was divine! It's the first book I've read by Josi, and she's definitely on my list of romance authors now! I felt the story was woven together great, and loved all the different perspectives. I also loved how she added in the Primroses. I highly r...

    Exactly what I was looking for. Loved the multiple points of view. I can't wait for the next one. ...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Teenage Reads
    Aug 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received an ARC of this book, and it was divine! It's the first book I've read by Josi, and she's definitely on my list of romance authors now! I felt the story was woven together great, and loved all the different perspectives. I also loved how she added in the Primroses. I highly r...

    Exactly what I was looking for. Loved the multiple points of view. I can't wait for the next one. ...

    Delightful! ...

    Oh, how I love a Proper Romance Series book!!! Josi Kilpack knocks it out of the park with this sweet story. I haven't read a historical romance novel for a while, so this book was a breath of fresh air for me. Not that I haven't enjoyed reading others, this is just my favorite kin...

    1822 Elliott Mayfield, fifth Viscount Howardsford is meeting with his nephew and heir, Peter Mayfield. As many family members have made bad choices and bad marriages in the past, Elliott wants to see the family members turn toward better things. There are 7 nieces and nephews that h...

    Plot: When Elliot was younger, he was all but engaged to Amelia. He loved her carefree nature, her beautiful eyes and light laughter. When his uncle died, placing Elliot at the head of the family, he had to leave Amelia for India, breaking her heart. Thirty years later Elliot has over...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

  • Melanie
    May 27, 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received an ARC of this book, and it was divine! It's the first book I've read by Josi, and she's definitely on my list of romance authors now! I felt the story was woven together great, and loved all the different perspectives. I also loved how she added in the Primroses. I highly r...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...