When Gidry Chavis returns to his Texas hometown to reconcile with his dying father, he must also face Prudence Belmont, the fiancé he jilted eight years ago with no more than a brief note, a woman who is no longer a gullible girl but a determined grownup with ideas of her own. Pamela Morsi's strong sense of time (the 1890s) and place and lightly realistic humor add to a gentle romance that is pure Americana and purely charming. Roses, streetlights, and a pair of well-matched protagonists combine in this well-written, captivating story of rekindled love that will definitely appeal to Morsi's many fans. Morsi is a Rita award-winning writer and lives in San Antonio.
From the first moment she met her new Texas neighbor, Prudence Belmont was in love. When she was old enough for marriage, Gidry Chavis promptly presented her with an engagement ring, and all her dreams seemed to have come true. But the hellraising Gidry disappeared before the wedding, leaving only a brief note in explanation. "My dear Miss Prudence, I have determined that it is best that we do not wed. Please forgive me and recall me with fondness." Now Chavistown's notorious favorite son is back, wiser, remorseful, sunbrowned and manly. Everyone in town has accepted his transformation to a hardworking town leader - all except Pru. After all, only a man with wicked thoughts could believe that she, the president of the Ladies' Rose and Garden Society, would mail out racy postcards, and only a cad would demand bribes of kisses to keep quiet. If he thinks he can win her love again, he's wrong. Or is he? "My only lover, I am ready to fulfill your every desire, if you will agree to grant my dearest wish...Yours soon to be..."
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Love Lessons Learned
Excellent Update to Texan Historical Romance!
Rating 3.5 stars. Sealed With a Kiss by Pamela Morsi just received an excellent update with an audiobook narration. Originally published in 1998, Sealed With a Kiss is set in 1890's Texas and centers around Prudence Belmont and Gidry Chavis. The story begins with Gidry's return to town after his father experiences a stroke in the town's cotton gin. He hasn't been to town for eight long years because he and his father exchanged harsh words when Gidry ran off with a bar maid from the local saloon, despite being betrothed to Prudence. Sparks fly between the pair almost immediately upon his return, and there are several misunderstandings that need to be cleared up before Prudence can forgive Gidry.
What I enjoyed most about at the story were the great secondary characters. Prudence's aunt is amazing and held onto her first love for 50 years. There is also this endearing orphan little boy who is well versed in the cruel harsh world. Prudence takes care of him, and Gidry helps him out too, unbeknownst to the other.
I listened to the Audible audiobook narrated by Pam Dougherty. Her narration was natural and easy to listen to. She really brought the characters to life giving each one their own distinct voice, including the little boy. I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest unbiased review.