Monday, July 29, 2019

UNDERESTIMATING MISS CECELIA by Carolyn Miller, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

Carolyn Miller is one of my favorite authors of the Regency Period. She writes strong characters and endearing heroines who get into unusual circumstances. Her grasp of the language and settings of the era are delightful and reminiscent of Jane Austen. The cover is just stunning and fits perfectly.
As a daughter of Aynsley, we met sister Caroline in the first of this series. It is now Cecelia’s turn to find a suitable match. Cecelia Hatherleigh is not the usual miss interested in only gossip and the latest fashion. Recently having come to Christ, she has a heart for the common folk who are trying their best to survive. When she learns of an injustice, she sets about to effect change through anonymous editorials. As far as a potential mate is concerned, she has had her heart set on neighbor, Ned Amherst, since she was very young. Her parents find him unsuitable due to a disagreeable incident in the past. But he, too has become a Christian and is learning law under his uncle in London. Can he see Cecy as a woman of noble pursuits rather than just a little sister. Can they work together to make a difference in society?

Ms. Miller captures the times eloquently and weaves historical events into her stellar story.

This was an enjoyable step back in time. I can’t wait to see what is in store for Verity, sister number three.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Publishers on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

BackCover Blurb:

Shy, sweet Cecilia Hatherleigh has always been in love with Edward Amherst, the boy next door. Yet he’s never seen her as anything but the quiet girl in the background as he flirts with the other vivacious women of the ton.

When a near tragedy brings Edward’s attention to his family duties, this prodigal son decides he needs to settle down with a proper wife. Cecilia hopes to convince him to choose her—but God may want her to forget the wayward nobleman and put her future in His hands alone.

These two try to find their way toward happiness, but prejudice, political riots, and the changing face of England’s societal structures begin to block them at every turn. Can their struggles turn to triumph—or will their paths permanently diverge?
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  1. Thanks, Paula! I looked it up and it seems Carolyn has nine books out! Wow!

  2. I loved this book. Great review Paula! 🙂


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