Miss Wilton's Waltz

Josi S. Kilpack (Author)


A follow-up to Josi S. Kilpack's bestselling Proper Romance title The Vicar's Daughter.

Lenora Wilton has spent her life hiding behind the keys of her beloved pianoforte and the vibrancy of her younger sister, Cassie. But Lenora is ready for a change and travels to Bath to live with her Aunt Gwen and teach music at an all-girls' boarding school. She is different in Bath--more comfortable with herself--and enjoys the freedom and independence of her new life there.

When Lenora meets Aiden Asher, she finds herself attracted to him, but her unexpected feelings become more complicated when she learns that Catherine--Lenora's newest and most troublesome student in the school--is Mr. Asher's niece. Catherine is a difficult student, and Lenora works hard to make progress with the girl.

When the chemistry between Lenora and Aiden increases, they share a passionate kiss by the River Avon, and Lenora feels it is the beginning of a new forever--until she learns that Aiden has withheld an important detail about his life that changes everything.

Lenora closes her heart to him, and Aiden, caught between his obligation and his heart, must do what he can to make amends. And Lenora, after years of hiding from everyone and everything, faces a decision only she can make.

Product Details

Shadow Mountain
Publish Date
May 01, 2018
5.9 X 1.1 X 8.7 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Josi S. Kilpack is the author of twenty-six novels, including A Culinary Mystery series and several titles in the Proper Romance series. Her novel A Heart Revealed was a 2015 Publishers Weekly Best Romance Book of the Year. She and her husband, Lee, are the parents to four children.


"The jilted elder sister in Kilpack's The Vicar's Daughter becomes the heroine in this tender, satisfying Regency romance. When Catherine, a particularly troublesome new student of Lenora's, becomes her nemesis, Lenora falls into a conflicted relationship with the girl's devoted uncle, Aiden, who will do anything to help his difficult niece--even blackmailing Lenora with his knowledge of her secret habit of taking late-night river walks while dressed in men's clothing. Kilpack convincingly portrays the acting out of an angry, formerly neglected child, who causes much damage to Lenora's psyche, reputation, and future hopes. Lenora's slow, arduous journey toward empathy, forgiveness, and love...proves deeply rewarding."-- (02/06/2018)
"Sweet, insightful, and gracefully written, Kilpack's latest Regency romance is a quiet triumph."
"Lives intertwined by circumstance are suddenly bound by love, and it will take courage to vanquish the fear, pride, and guilt that are blocking everyone's happiness. Kilpack's sequel to The Vicar's Daughter is another quiet, character-driven romance that finds poignancy through complex conflicts while maintaining a more authentic tone and sensibility (including no sex) than many current historical romances. A sweet, engaging, graceful romance."
-- (04/15/2018)
"A lovely, nuanced romance that shows how creating a relationship with oneself is just as
important as falling in love with somebody else...Lenora Wilton is no shrinking violet. At first look, she easily could be an Austen heroine...Miss Wilton's Waltz is proper without being demure. Lenora's romance with Aiden includes some breathtaking moments and undeniable chemistry. The book rarely crosses the line into physical interactions, which makes Lenora's
exploration of her own values and desires that much more exciting. The then-scandalous waltz shared by Aiden and Lenora is an excellent moment in this beautifully crafted romance. Kilpack has a deft touch for characterization. Lenora, Aiden, and other characters are vibrant and well drawn. In each scene, Kilpack plays with familiar stereotypes--the prim headmistress, the insolent student--but makes them feel fresh and relatable. The book
includes characters who cope with anxiety and a learning disability. Although Lenora initially finds comfort in doing the right thing, her adventure truly begins when she learns to do what
is right for her. Miss Wilton's Waltz charms in every chapter."--Foreword Reviews
"Enchanting Regency romance...Kilpack frequently employs cliffhangers to keep the plot moving. As the newest book in the Proper Romance series, Miss Wilton's Waltzis a fun and enchanting story that lives up to its predecessors!"--Compass Book Ratings
"Patience, forgiveness, and a willingness to trust eventually carry the day in this inspirational romance, and there are interesting insights into the strategies adopted by those struggling to cope with severe insecurities and a troubled childhood. Recommended."--Historical Novel Society