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Publisher's Summary

Timothy Mayfield has nearly given up on his search for a wife. Though he is the picture of a fine, social gentleman, Timothy wishes his finances provided a more stable foundation. Then his Uncle Elliott presents to him a solution: participate in his "marriage campaign," and upon approval of his choice for a wife, Timothy's inheritance will be his.

Freed from the constraints of having to marry for money, Timothy is ready to marry for love instead. And he knows exactly what he wants in a wife: youth, optimism, beauty, blonde hair, fine-boned features, shapely shoulders, small waist, blue eyes, button nose, solid fashion sense, a light laugh, low voice, arched eyebrows, fair skin, elegant fingers, quick wit, calm manner, and a dazzling smile.

His friend, Maryann Morrington, an heiress in her own right, tells him outright that his expectations are ridiculous - no such woman exists. Maryann had considered Timothy as a potential suitor for a time, but then their relationship shifted to friendship, and she has avoided allowing herself to have feelings for him again.

She agrees to help him find his "perfect wife," because she's certain that the search will render nothing. Until it does. Miss Shaw appears to fulfill every single item on Timothy's list - unlike Maryann who has brown hair, brown eyes, lacks delicate features, and possesses a laugh that is definitely unladylike.

But when Timothy and Miss Shaw begin courting, Timothy realizes something profound. He'd rather spend his time with Maryann. But can he trust his judgment when his heart has led him wrong so many times before?

It is only when Maryann leaves the London season early, that Timothy realizes that he had truly fallen in love with her and that his list of requirements were nothing but fantasy. If he hopes to build a strong relationship, Timothy must convince Maryann that she is the very woman he'd been looking for all along - before it is too late.

©2019 Josi S. Kilpack (P)2019 Shadow Mountain

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Sweet, Clean & Funny

Loved it! A clean Regency romance with some laugh out loud moments 😄 Endearing characters, great story. I would listen to this again & recommend it to others.

Narrator is excellent with both male & female voices. I think she did a great job of capturing Timothy's personality with the voice she used.

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  • Melinda R Morgan
  • 28-06-2019

Giving Virtue A Voice is proud to recommend Daisies and Devotion

This latest book by Author Josi S. Kilpack is a novel I am proud to recommend to readers who enjoy the Regency romance genre.

I just finished reading this, and I am already on pins and needles for the next book in the series. Daisies and Devotion follows Primrose and Promises, which I also thoroughly enjoyed. Honestly, I thought it would be difficult to top P & P, but this story was equally great, perhaps, dare I say it, even better.

The first thing that grabbed me in this story was that it parallels a story from my own life, and Kilpack captured the emotions I experienced beautifully. I love the way she writes her characters as strong, yet vulnerable, intelligent, yet humble, and lovable, yet flawed. In short, they are real and relatable.

Another aspect I wholly appreciate is that, as with Primrose and Promises, Daisies and Devotion does not follow the traditional pattern so common in Regency romances, which may be one of many reasons that the plot is so moving and memorable. This book is fresh, fun, and captivating. Readers will care deeply about the characters, and will not want the story to end.

For all you regency romance fans who appreciate clean and compelling entertainment, this book will not disappoint. I wholeheartedly recommend that you put Daisies and Devotion on your “to read” list.

Happy reading :-)

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  • Fleur-de-lis
  • 23-03-2021

Clean regency romance, just what I wanted!

I am a huge fan of the clean regency romance, and this did not disappoint. I loved the story, the narration is fantastic, and the character development was satisfying. If you’re looking for steamy sex scenes, you’re in the wrong place.

This book presents an atypical heroine, which I love, and even an atypical hero. While our heroine does have a “fortune“ she is older than the typical debutante, and not an obvious beauty. She is open with her opinions and has a distinctive loud laugh. She is an awesome human being, and a joy to get to know. Our hero is a playful, well-meaning, guy who keeps saying the wrong thing and chasing after the wrong girl. He is however, good hearted, and while he’s slow to figure out his best interest, you can’t help but be charmed by him as he bumbles along trying to figure himself out.

I had to make myself put the book down and go to bed! I loved it! Highly recommend!

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  • Tiffany Ellis
  • 22-04-2021

super sweet

I enjoyed this book. There was some repetition but it was a sweet story. Happy reading

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-2021

Disappointing

There wasn’t much of a plot, and absolutely no subplots. Boring. I kept listening hoping for more but it was predictable and the characters were flat. Chapter after chapter restating the same things.

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  • ILoveAmazon
  • 21-12-2019

Vain, Stubborn Cow

The heroine is obsessed with self hurt & pain. She wallows in self pity. She isn't enough and knows it! Give me a break. Lame.

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  • Shireen
  • 06-12-2019

Stupid

I had high hopes for this story. The female lead is led to believe the male lead is interested in courting her. I can’t even remember their names. But When he finds out that he’s inherited money he wants to find a woman that is so outlandishly perfect, it’s disgusting. The poor girl volunteers to help him find his ideal woman while harboring feelings for him. His character is unbelievable shallow. I couldn’t stand either of these characters and stopped listening after a few chapters.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-07-2019

Delightful! More Please!

I loved this book and the last one as well! My favorite romance series have glimpses of the past and future characters in the story arc. This one does. It has many wonderful characters. This one does. It leaves you smiling and wanting more. I love this as much as my other favorite authors: Sarah M Eden and Georgette Heyer. I love Melanie Dickerson and Maggie Brendan. I love Jen Turano and Julie Klassen. This is one of the best romances I've read in a long time and I can hardly wait for the next installment. My daughter and I both just moaned when we saw we were going to have to wait. If you love sweet romances these Mayfield family books are lovely.

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  • VNoble
  • 13-06-2019

Absolutely Wonderful!!!

Loved every minute. It only took me a few days to listen vs stretching it out over my long commute. Beautifully written and narrated. Highly recommend!!!

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  • Mb4pax
  • 20-11-2021

Fine reading.

Another charming 'proper romance' with Maryann and Timothy finding through friendship their way to love and marriage. This second book with the Mayfield Family members each being encouraged to find a life partner adds to the series delightfully even with the seriousness of the leading lady and the cheerful and often childlike behavior of the hero. So enjoyable with a fine narration by Justine Eyre.

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  • Odeta
  • 14-11-2021

sweet and enjoyable

I listened to this book while drawing and doing chores and it was sweet and definitely a nice time. It's slow but not too slow, very realistic and the characters are very well written and described. (ignore the comments that say the man is shallow because this is addressed in the book and knowing that man's circumstances is not at all a surprising personality trait. It all just made sense and did not bother me at all)

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  • Mo Bass
  • 06-06-2021

Sweet

A gentle story full of the usual misunderstanding and unrequited love. Narration was quite good.

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