The Valet's Secret by Josi S. Kilpack

The Valet's Secret by Josi S Kilpack
On sale: March 2022 


A passionate kiss from a handsome valet becomes a Regency Cinderella story when he is revealed to be an earl. 
York, England, 1819

As a once happily married woman, Rebecca Parker lived a charmed life, but now widowed and working for a living, she feels alone and lives a mundane existence. That is until the day a valet speeding by on a horse nearly runs her off the road. Mr. Malcolm Henry is apologetic, gentle, and very handsome. She's instantly drawn to him, which is why, rather than stopping him from kissing her, she finds herself kissing him back, reigniting a nearly forgotten passion in her. But love at first sight only happens in fairy tales--never to an ordinary woman like her. Still, she cannot stop thinking about Mr. Henry and the kiss they shared. The more time she spends with the earl's valet, the more she knows she cannot in good conscience allow Mr. Timoltson to continue to court her, even though marriage to him would provide her financial security and independence from her overbearing father's control. The heart wants what it wants, and her heart wants Mr. Henry. But while working in the kitchens during a fancy dinner party, she sees something strange: the valet--the valet she kissed--is sitting at the right hand of the baroness. She realizes that Mr. Henry is not the earl's valet; he is the earl--Kenneth Winterton. Heartbroken, angry, and betrayed, Rebecca isn't sure she can trust Lord Winterton, much less accept his apology. But when Lord Winterton proves he is as kind and gentle as "Mr. Henry" was, she finds herself willing to give him a second chance. But will he still take a chance on her, when choosing a commoner means he might lose his inheritance? Trust, love, loneliness, and passion collide in this story about a man who will risk it all to fight for the woman he loves and a woman who no longer believes in fairy tales--until she finds herself living in one.

About the author:

Josi S. Kilpack has written more than thirty novels, a cookbook, and several novellas. She is a four-time Whitney award winner, including Best Novel 2015 for " Lord Fenton's Folly, and has been a Utah Best of State winner for Fiction. Josi loves to bake, sleep, eat, read, travel, and watch TV--none of which she gets to do as much as she would like. She writes contemporary fiction under the pen name Jessica Pack.

Josi has four children and lives in Northern Utah. For more information about Josi, you can visit her website at or her blog at

In my opinion:

The Valet's Secret is now one of my new favorite novels written by Josi Kilpack. I love her stories and this one was exciting, romantic, and fun. I also love a good Cinderella story and this one reminded me of my favorite movie, Ever After.

It is hard for me to get drawn into a book but I was definitely smitten with the characters. Rebecca Parker had a few hard trials in her life but she also had many blessings like her daughter Rose who seemed very mature. She then meets Mr. Malcolm Henry (well that is the name he told her) and they share an intimate moment. Throughout the book, their relationship is easy and loving. It is only till she finally figures out who he truly is that their relationship hits a bumpy road. Kilpack had a way to draw me into her story till the very end. I had to finish even if my six-year-old was trying to get my attention. Well done! Loved it and I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a quick regency novel.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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