Promises and Primroses
By Josi S. Kilpack
Shadow Mountain, 2018. 322 pgs. Fiction
Elliott Mayfield has had to sacrifice a lot to save his family's fortune. He is tired of the disgrace his siblings have brought to the family name so he decides to undertake a 'marriage campaign' to try to ensure that his nieces and nephews make better marriages. Meanwhile, his nephew Peter is trying to find a governess for his two young daughters after the death of his wife. Marriage is the last thing on his mind and he has no time for his uncles campaign. Peter's new governess Julia is the perfect match for his family but she is the daughter of Elliott's long lost love and the mother is strongly against her daughter being involved with the Mayfield family in any way.
This book has two different story lines, Elliott and Amelia's and Peter and Julia's. At first I was worried that it would be too hard to keep track of all the different main characters, but the story blended together perfectly. The reader gets a chance to see each person's perspective and realize their individual challenges and frustrations. This is the first book in the Mayfield Family series and I look forward to seeing these characters again in future books. This series is also part of the Proper Romance line of books being published by Shadow Mountain which means it is a great romance story without any questionable content.