March 8, 2017
10:23 PM | Posted by Billy B.
|Kregel; 304 pages; $14.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour|
Now available from Kregel Publishing is the romantic regency novel The Elusive Miss Ellison, book one in the Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series, by author Carolyn Miller.
Set in the small village of St. Hampton Heath, Gloucestershire, England in the early 1800s, the novel centers on Nicholas, the youngest son of the Earl of Hawkesbury, returning home. Despite the fact most of the villagers are excited about his return, he plans on making his visit very brief, mostly thanks to his guilt over his brother's harmful past.
The last thing Nicholas wanted was to fall in love, but that's exactly what happens after several unwanted encounters with the opinionated Miss Lavinia Ellison, who happens to be a minister’s daughter.
I guess you can say that Lavinia isn't exactly excited to learn of Nicholas return to town, especially since the Hawkesbury family are responsible for her mother's death.
Final Thoughts: The novel definitely has that Jane Austen feel to it. Even the cover art looks like it fit well with Pride & Prejudice. The author, Carolyn Miller, wastes no time introducing us readers to Miss Ellison and setting up the main plot. Unlike a few other regency romance that I have read, this one isn't too complicated, so the plot was easy to follow. I didn't like the character Nicholas at first, but after several chapters he did grow on me a bit.
Overall, I enjoyed reading The Elusive Miss Ellison. It's a well-written romance that should appeal to fans of the regency genre. Yes, there were a few boring parts here and there, but I still think it's a pretty good read.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
About the Author: Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers.
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