Love and Lavender by Josi S. Kilpack // Review


Born with a clubfoot, Hazel Stillman wrote off marriage long ago forging her own future and finding work as a teacher at an elite girls' school. She is put off that her Uncle would offer her an inheritance based on her marriage, as that doesn't seem like a possibility for her. 

Duncan Penhale is a brilliant mind, calculating numbers, he is content in his life with his cat. The brother of his guardian offers him an inheritance if he marries well, which would help him branch out in his own. 

As situations change for both of them Uncle Elliott's incentives for marriage begins to look more tempting. Can their convenient arrangement become more?

A well written proper romance that continues to follow the Mayfield cousins as they find love with the help of their meddling Uncle Elliott. I loved Hazel and Duncan, they were two people that I could cheer for the whole way through. I liked that they were independent and content on their own, and connected openly finding common interests. I loved their debates, as well as how they both grow as individuals in their relationship, as well as their faith. I thought that it was great that Duncan found a great community of people who accepted his little quirks and respected him. 

A wonderful read with winning characters, excellent depth and development. It was probably my favorite of the series, because of how much I was cheering for Hazel and Duncan that whole way through, I liked them both a lot separately, and even more together! Highly recommend!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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