A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack
Amber Marie Sterlington, the Rage of the Season in Regency-era London, has her pick of men, and she knows what she wants most in a husband: a title and a fortune. Why would she ever marry for something as fickle as love? And why would she ever look twice at Thomas Richards, a third son of a country lord?
But when Amber's social standing is threatened, the character of her future husband becomes far more important than his position. After a public humiliation, she finds herself exiled to Yorkshire. Alone except for her maid, Amber is faced with a future she never expected in a circumstance far below what she has known all her life. Humbled and lonely, Amber begins to wonder if isolation is for the best. Who could ever love her now?
This was a great story. Good job to Josi S. Kilpack on her first published Regency novel.
It was different from others I've read in several ways. Early on I had extreme dislike for one of the main characters. She was so awful. Her interactions with others were all to boost herself higher in society. Her experience in the story was unusual-I've definitely never read anything like it before in a Regency novel, but I thought it was great. Amber's parents were quite disappointing.
Thomas was a great character. He was genuine and didn't care about what society thought. He was a good person and I liked his interaction with the other characters.
The outcome was somewhat predictable but there were many surprises along the way that kept the story entertaining.
I'm excited that Josi has started writing about this era. If you are looking to read a clean, Regency novel, check out A Heart Revealed.
About the Author:
Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Published: April 2015
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.
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