Thursday, March 2, 2017

Book Review: "The Elusive Miss Ellison," by Carolyn Miller ~ Plus a Kindle Giveaway!


About the book:
The arrival of the new Earl of Hawkesbury has the entire village aflutter -- everyone except Lavinia Ellison, that is. In fact, in Livvie’s eyes, he is just as arrogant and thoughtless as his brother -- who stole the most important person in her world.

Nicholas is weighed down by guilt, by ancestral obligations, and by the legacy of war. He hadn’t anticipated that a perfunctory visit home would engage either his mind or his heart. Then the hoydenish, intelligent, and very opinionated Miss Ellison challenges him to see past his pain and pride. But between society’s opposition, his brother’s reckless past, and a shocking family secret, there may be too many obstacles for the two of them to ever truly get along.

Fans of Georgette Heyer, Lori Wick, and Julie Klassen will enjoy the spirited exchanges between the bluestocking minister’s daughter and the bruised war hero as they move past their painful histories and presumptions to a humbled appreciation of God’s grace and the true strength of love.

My thoughts:
Love can transform, as Lavinia and Nicholas’s story shows. When we first meet Lavinia, she does good works, but is also, frankly, a little annoying with her quick-to-judge attitude. Nicholas, on the other hand, fails to see the responsibility he has for the people who rely on him for a living when he inherits his title. By getting to know each other, Lavinia and Nicholas’s rough edges begin to soften. Nicholas becomes more compassionate, while Lavinia finds that the world isn’t always black and white. A surprise discovery about Lavinia’s past adds even more complications to their relationship. I enjoyed watching both of these characters evolve and figure out how their differences can be complimentary rather than contradictory.

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 Fictions Writers and Australasian Christian Writers.

Carolyn Miller's The Elusive Miss Ellison Kindle Giveaway

Regency romance fans have another must-read novel to add to their lists: Carolyn Miller's The Elusive Miss Ellison. Enjoy the spirited exchanges between the bluestocking minister's daughter and the bruised war hero as they move past pride and presumption to a humbled appreciation of God's grace and the true strength of love. These two lonely hearts may each have something the other needs. But with society's opposition, ancestral obligations, and a shocking family secret, there may be too many obstacles in their way.

Settle in for a cozy night of reading with a cuppa and a Kindle from Carolyn!



One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on March 22. The winner will be announced March 23 on the Litfuse blog.







Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through my link.

2 comments:

  1. Would love to win a new kindle!!!

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  2. Would greatly love the prize. Mean a lot to a friend.

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