I love Ms Miller’s stories set in Regency England. This time Wallflower, Theodosia, has a blemish that has set her firmly upon the shelf in a very small community. This does not diminish her servant heart. When her neighbor, best friend Clara dies, she takes on the care of 16 year old Rebecca until her uncle Daniel can fetch her. Daniel Balfour is a war hero and upon arrival wants nothing more than to stay out of the limelight.
The characters are delightful as is the banter between Theo and Daniel. They are both seeking the will of God and think they have their lives planned out, but that remains to be seen. Ms. Miller captures the flavor of the times in the customs and language and the rich details of the setting, transporting you back in time.
A fitting end to a delightful series, with an uplifting and joyful message of hope.
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel on behalf of the author. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*4 stars and solid faith thread
Not much happens in Theodosia Stapleton's tiny Northumberland
village. Certainly not to her. She has resigned herself to spinsterhood,
caring for her ailing mother in the home of her grandfather, known to
the locals as "General Contrary." When her dear friend dies and leaves
behind a daughter, it's simple enough to take the child into her own
quiet world. That is, until her ward's famous uncle unexpectedly arrives
and throws Theo's tidy orbit completely off-kilter.
Fame was the last thing Daniel Balfour sought when he fought in the Peninsular War. But his brave exploits caught the attention of the King, and now the honors he was given hound him everywhere . . . even on his rushed trip to rescue his orphaned niece.
Theo's quick wit and warm smile reassure him that Rebecca is in good hands, and he finds himself free to swiftly return to London and his responsibilities. But those caring hands are beginning to look like they could also safely hold his heart, and he's tempted to linger. Unfortunately, marriage is simply not in the cards; the army is spouse enough for him.
Then an accident and a scandal lead both Theo and Daniel to discover that their best-laid plans may not have been what God designed for them after all.
Regency Wallflowers Series:
Dusk's Darkest Shores
Midnight's Budding Morrow
Dawn's Untrodden Green