DECEMBER 21st 2018
BOOK BLURB: Handsome appearance counts for naught unless matched by good character and actions. That's the firm opinion of not-so-meek minister's daughter Lavinia Ellison. So even though all the other villagers of St. Hampton Heath are swooning over the newly returned seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, she is not impressed. If a man won't take his responsibilities seriously and help those who are supposed to be able to depend on him, he deserves no respect from her. In Lavinia's pretty, gray eyes, Nicholas Stamford is just as arrogant and reckless as his brother--who stole the most important person in Livvie's world. Nicholas is weighed down by his own guilt and responsibility, by the pain his careless brother caused, and by the legacy of war he's just left. This quick visit home to St. Hampton Heath will be just long enough to ease a small part of that burden. Asking him to bother with the lives of the villagers when there's already a bailiff on the job is simply too much to expect. That is, until the hoydenish, intelligent, and very opinionated Miss Ellison challenges him to see past his pain and pride. With her angelic voice in his head, he may even be beginning to care. But his isn't the only heart that needs to change. These two lonely hearts may each have something the other needs. But with society's opposition, ancestral obliga
tions, and a shocking family secret, there may be too many obstacles in their way. 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 pride and presumption to a humbled appreciation of God's grace and the true strength of love.
FROM CAROLYN MILLER: Hi, I'm Carolyn Miller, author of 'The Elusive Miss Ellison'.
I live in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia.
I'm married, with four gorgeous children, who all love to read (and write!) as I do (except not in the Regency genre - funny, that!).
My favourite authors are classics like Jane Austen (of course!), Georgette Heyer, and Agatha Christie, but I also enjoy contemporary authors like Susan May Warren and Becky Wade.
I try to write stories that are fun and witty, yet also deal with real issues, such as dealing with forgiveness, the nature of really loving versus 'true love', and other challenges we all face at different times.
I hope you enjoy reading my novels.
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It would be nice if the job you love pays a lot of money. I would prefer a job I love because you know that you are living your purpose. The reality is that sometimes you have to take a job you are content with and volunteer on the side.
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Definitely do a job you love. Money isn't everything and doesn't bring the happiness and satisfaction a job you enjoy can provide.
I love my cats. They are two old felines - Joker and Mushti - who lay around all day. They weren't always that way, but it's how they are now at ages 14 and 15.
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Hahaha, I loved the video! "I don't want to make it where people look at their husband and go..." :)
2) My husband and I both love pets, but at the moment only have one cat. We would love to have a small dog, but our cat is old and I think it would just upset her to much at this point.
I’ve often told my kids if you find a job you love you’ll never work a day in your life! Money is nice but not the most important. My daughter is a speech language therapist and my son is an RN. They both love their jobs helping others and make a decent living.
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If I had to choose between a cat or a dog, I would choose a cat.
I'm allergic to both and can't have either one.