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Miss Wilton's Waltz

(A Proper Romance #6)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  1,489 ratings  ·  239 reviews
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—mo
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Shadow Mountain
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Jacob Proffitt
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Edited to add: I've read the others now and can confirm that you don't need to read them to understand this one. The previous, The Vicar's Daughter, is the worst of the series and I suggest skipping it even though it introduces Lenora.

This is fourth in a series but I haven't read the others and didn't feel the lack. I mean, it was clear that Lenora is suffering fallout from a previous novel but I had all the details I needed, including emotional impact.

I started this book relatively late thinkin
Julie Carpenter
I know fellow book lovers will understand when I say that I fell in love with the characters of this book. There's something about watching a character who is good and loving, who sacrifices for the good of her family, who doesn't complain or argue, finally find her voice and do something that she loves and wants. Miss Lenora Wilton is finally reaching out for her happiness. She's happy for her family and loves them dearly but she's had sorrow and heartache and wants to set that aside for joy an ...more
Preeti ♥︎ Her Bookshelves
This book really hooks you in.
Till it does not - and just leaves you mad and antsy.

Some quality writing, and a slow-burn angst permeates the book as the shy and retiring h (the spurned fiancee of the previous book) is shown as having blossomed into a somewhat more confident and happy person after staying on in Bath with her aunt, and becoming a music teacher at a girls' academy. Her secret exercise for battling stress and calming herself is touching.
She remembered another exercise she hadn’t
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I love when I can empathize with the struggles of the main character. Lenora's shyness and social awkwardness is something I experienced outside my family and close friends all the way through high school. Lenora's move to embrace a new life allows her to become more confident and I felt that going to college and leaving behind the role I felt trapped in opened up a refreshing sense of freedom to be happy with myself and all the opportunities before me. I admired Lenora's fortitude with the daun ...more
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
I really enjoyed Josi's book The Vicar's Daughter. Yet it did leave me feeling sad for Lenora. In Miss Wilton's Waltz, we get to see Lenora claim her happily ever after. While it is not necessary to read The Vicar's Daughter I felt having done so enhanced my appreciation for this book because I knew all the backstory and already had a love for these characters.

While we ultimately get a happily ever after it is not an easy road and there are roadblocks that make that HEA feel impossible. I love t
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I read The Vicar's Daughter earlier this year and was so excited when I found out that Josi Kilpack had written Lenora's story. NOTE: You don't have to read The Vicar's Daughter (her sister Cassie's story) before reading Miss Wilton's Waltz to understand what's going on, but it will give you a greater understanding of Lenora.

Lenora is extremely shy in large groups of people, even around people she knows, but moving to Bath to live with her Aunt Gwen has made her deal with her shyness because Aun
Katie W
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have a greater appreciation for Lenore, having seen what she went through in The Vicar's Daughter. You don't have to read that one first, necessarily, but it really helped me to know Lenore's background and I admire and love her so much!

Lenore hasn't had an easy road in life, yet she's making the best of her situation. Her temperament and personality really resonated with me, especially as she's deeper than she seems. Throw in Aiden and I was in heaven. There's something to be said about good,
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book so much! It made me feel like I was really there with them in their time and as though I was a fly-on-the-wall watching them waltz and I even felt like I could hear the music played sometimes. I appreciated the ways they learned how to deal with difficulties and misunderstandings throughout the book and the solutions they found to help Aiden's niece be able to learn the best way for her. ...more
Lenora, a vicar's daughter, is the shy, musical one of a large family. After trying to seize a chance at love and romance and failing, Lenora has retreated to Bath to be a companion to her Aunt Gwen and a music teacher at a girls' school. In Bath, Aunt Gwen values Lenora's thoughts and opinions and Lenora feels more bold and free. She still suffers the same anxiety attacks she did in the country and the one time she can be free to be herself is on Sunday nights when she dresses in breeches and t ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Here is Lenora! She played a vital role in The Vicar's Daughter as her intended fell in love with her sister. Yeah, Lenora was jilted, embarrassed but not exactly heartbroken. All the same, she moved to Bath to live with her aunt and start as a teacher in an all-girl's school.

I loved getting to know Lenora. I loved watching Lenora get to know herself! Josi Kilpack has a way of writing characters that are so interesting. They unfold gently, layered and vulnerable. It's so easy to like them, to r
Tori (Book Chick)
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
📚BOOK REVIEW📚: I read 'Miss Wilton's Waltz' by Josi Kilpack this weekend. It was so throughly enjoyable. It is the follow up to 'The Vicar's Daughter.' (*You don't have to necessarily read The Vicar's Daughter first, but it definitely gives you more insight to what Lenora is going through in Miss Wilton's Waltz.) 🧡
Josi Kilpack did such a great job with the character development in this book. Catherine, Aiden, Aunt Gwen, Lenora... I felt like I knew them all so well. It was wonderful to watch Len
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s no surprise to those who read my blog how much I love the Proper Romance series. The books are so wonderful, and clean and always carry such a great story. This installment to the Proper Romance series is not different. It’s amazing! I love Kilpack’s writing.

This is a follow up book to the Vicar’s Daughter, and I was so excited to receive the book. We get to see the sister rejected in the Vicar’s Daughter get her chance at love. If she will just let it happen.

I just want to introduced my fa
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'The Vicar's Daughter' has been by far my favourite Kilpack Regency book yet. It was unique and heartfelt, and opens up the reader to the agony of anxiety. The paralyzingly fears, struggles and loneliness those that suffer with it endure. A deep desire to be loved and accepted like everyone else. Wanting to be noticed but no idea how to do it. In their efforts to try often making matters worse, or blowing up in their faces. Trying to be seen, but never quite succeeding. Always coming second to t ...more
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
MISS WILTON'S WALTZ is a darling story about a woman who has found safety in music and hiding herself away, the man she falls in love with, and his troublesome niece who is also his ward. The characters are easy to fall in love with as the story progresses, especially as they change and develop, and as the reader becomes more familiar with them. The romance is perfectly sweet with plenty of chemistry. A delightful story from beginning to end!

I adored these characters! I loved how complex they we
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
(4.5 stars)

I really enjoyed Josi Kilpack's novel, The Vicar's Daughter, and was hoping that Lenora would get her own story and she did! Miss Wilton's Waltz is a standalone book, but you do get more of Lenora's background if you've read The Vicar's Daughter.

After a failed engagement, Lenora decides to go to Bath and start fresh. She lives with her Aunt Gwen, who loves to socialize and draws Lenora into her circles. Lenora also teaches music at an all-girls boarding school and loves her job---unt
Author Josi S. Kilpack has written a charming and delightful story in her novel, Miss Wilton’s Waltz. Kilpack’s novel comes to life from page one as she captures the attention and emotion of readers with her relatable and easy to understand characters. A natural story-teller, Kilpack has a way of writing that will draw readers in so they become emotionally invested in both the enjoyable characters and fascinating so much so that they don’t want to put the book down. Filled with struggles, heart- ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Miss Wilton is a joy to read about. She is a strong woman who hides beneath her insecurities. She has a strong heart and mind, but is timid and doesn't express herself often enough. This is the second book that has her as a character, but you can read this without the first. This book references the other with a failed engagement and the social stigma that it caused. In "Miss Wilton's Waltz" she finds love and romance.

The relationship between Lenora and Aiden is rocky at best. It doesn't begin o
Robin Leslie Coxon
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First let me share that I don’t usually choose a romance-based book but because this has a historical based background it drew my interest in. Josi Kilpack is an author who wrote books under one of my favorite genre of books, cozy mysteries prior to write the Proper Romance genre. Miss Wilton’s Waltz drew me in with the historical background that provided the setting. The plot will draw the reader in. Lenora Wilton is the main character. She is a Vicar’s daughter. Panic disorder is addressed in ...more
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved The Vicar's Daughter, my review for that can be read here. As much as I loved Cassie and Evan, when I finished the book, I left feeling sad for Lenora. I was thrilled that she was getting her own book. You don't need to read The Vicar's Daughter to understand what is taking place in this book, but doing so would definitely help you understand Lenora for who she is. I think we all have felt similar to Lenora at one point in our lives, I know I have. Miss Wilton's Waltz is heartfelt and an ...more
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vintage-romance
Magnificent. A romance that conquers the complex emotions of a neglected heart.
Lesr Kew
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
good :) 3.5
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely story!
Chantele Sedgwick
I really enjoyed The Vicar's Daughter, but I loved this one. I'm so glad Lenora got her own book and had a chance to truly find a way to be happy. ...more
Lady Delacour
Sweet Romance Story.
Girls, lift your skirts,
climb into the carriage,
and enjoy your journey.
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell.
She is one of my favorites.
100% Clean.
Karlene Browning
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Miss Wilton's Waltz is very much a story of courage, finding your way in life, and the determination to follow your heart. And romance. Can't forget the romance.

We first meet Lenora in The Vicar's Daughter (which I have not reviewed, but which I give 4.5 stars). She is upstaged at every turn by her sister, Cassie. A failed attempt at matchmaking gives Cassie a happily ever after, but leaves Lenora heartbroken. While you don't have to read The Vicar's Daughter first, I strongly recommend it as it
What an heartbreaking and heart healing story. Once I sat down, I couldn't stop reading. I needed to know that Lenora ended up happy. When we first met her, in The Vicar's Daughter, I had hoped we'd see more from her. She deserved an HEA, just like her sister, Cassie.

After stepping aside, so her sister could marry her fiance, Lenora leaves town to make a new life for herself. She decides that teaching music, at an all-girls school, is perfect thing for her. She moves in with an aunt and decides
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was easy to fall into the pages of Miss Wilton's Waltz. I liked Lenora, even though she was very sad about her past and her current life situation. I could relate to her broken heart and moving forward in her life as best as she could. Things start shifting as soon as her new student, Catherine, makes her life unbearable at school. To make matters worse, the man that she encountered late at night as Lenora took her midnight stroll, is none other than Catherine's Uncle, Aiden Asher. As a fello ...more
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-to-z-challenge
I was so glad that Lenora got her own story! I loved The Vicar’s Daughter, but Lenora was kind of the last string hanging out that needed fixed for me. I was so glad to get to see into her head and understand how she is just a little bit better.

I loved Lenora. She’s moved on from not getting married and now she’s teaching in Bath. This really would have been a courageous thing to have done at this period of time. It would have kind of marked her as a spinster, even though she was still of a ma
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Shadow Mountain for gifting me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

It’s always a risk to start reading a series starting on the 4th book in but I was able to read this as a standalone and not feel lost. Yet it does reference Lenora’s sister Cassie and this is the follow up book to her book, The Vicar’s Daughter.

This is a clean, sweet period romance. I love this style of writing and am a sucker for regency books. I was really drawn to Lenora in this b
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
I received this book for free from Publisher, Shadow Mountain Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I read The Vicar's Daughter last year and always hoped that Lenora would get her happy ending. When I was offered this book to read I couldn't pass up finding out what happens. This was such a sweet and romance book. I loved Aiden Asher he was so patient and determined. He was also such a gentlemen when it came to Lenor ...more
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I wrote my first book while on bed rest with my third child in 1998 and haven't stopped. My most recent books have been Historical Romance through the Proper Romance line with Shadow Mountain Publishing.

I currently live in Willard, Utah with my husband, and children.

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