WHAT I LOVED: The Backstory: In this novel Kimberley Truesdale takes readers to a village they never visited before (the peaceful and hardworking town of Milverton in Somerset) and introduces them to Dr. Wentworth, Edward Wentworth, Reverend Croft and Mrs. Croft. I found the village and these new characters to be filled with charm and personality.
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Kimberly Truesdale is a writing and literature teacher currently living in Ohio. She has a line from The Great Gatsby tattooed on her arm and has worn out at least five copies of Anne of Green Gables. Kimberly has written many academic papers over the years, but this is her first novel. Kim hopes to take Sophy and Connie on many more adventures across the oceans of the world. I absolutely loved this book, as you can see from my Goodreads status updates. Despite knowing from the start who the couple was and that they would have the HEA, Kim still managed to keep me in suspense. My Dear Sophy is a sweet, charming story of Sophia Wentworth, Fredrick Wentworth's older sister (of Jane Austen's Persuasion). It's a beautiful telling of how she met and fell in love with Captain Croft. Life for Sophy is slipping by.
Sophy is a well-fleshed heroine whose intelligence and responsible nature absolutely won me over. When she's torn between choosing two paths in life, her dilemna feels genuine because both suitors are engaging - though ultimately Croft has, of course, the edge, and when he proposes to her, it's with all the knowledge that Sophy is his equal in every way and I loved their reasons for being together. When the opportunity to marry the handsome and attentive young curate who's just moved into the next town presents itself, Sophy is tempted by a life of pleasant repetitions and obligations, a life that will keep her at the center of the town and the community she loves so much.
About book: The watering can Sophy used in her small backyard garden was empty. She huffed and set it down heavily. The can made a satisfying clatter. Sophy exclaimed aloud. Can nothing go right today? She stomped back over to her flowers and drenched them with more water than they would need all week. But Sophy hardly noticed. Her thoughts were very far away. Fifteen miles away, in fact.
by Kimberly Truesdale. Twenty-three year old Sophia Wentworth lives a quiet life in the small country town of Milverton. Here she helps her Papa, the town doctor, visits with her friends, and attempts – usually unsuccessfully – to keep her younger brothers Edward and Frederick out of trouble
Storyteller and teacher with a number of very nerdy tattoos and a penchant for classic literature and history. Here she helps her Papa, the town doctor, visits. Crossing Promises (Cross Creek Book 3). by Kimberly Kincaid.
Books by Kimberly Truesdale. by Kimberly Truesdale. Publisher: Indie Jane Press.