The Elusive Miss Ellison (Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace)

Pride, prejudice and forgiveness…

Hampton Hall’s new owner has the villagers of St. Hampton Heath all aflutter—all except Lavinia Ellison. The reverend’s daughter cares for those who are poor and sick, and the seventh Earl of Hawkesbury definitely does not meet that criteria. His refusal to take his responsibilities seriously, or even darken the door of the church, leave her convinced he is as arrogant and reckless as his brother—his brother who stole the most important person in Lavinia’s world.

 

Nicholas Stamford is shadowed by guilt: his own, his brother’s, the legacy of war. A perfunctory visit to this dreary part of Gloucestershire wasn’t supposed to engage his heart, or his mind. Challenged by Miss Ellison’s fascinating blend of Bluestocking opinions, hoydenish behavior, and angelic voice, he finds the impossible becoming possible—he begins to care. But Lavinia’s aloof manner, society’s opposition and his ancestral obligations prove most frustrating, until scandal forces them to get along. 

 

          Can Lavinia and Nicholas look beyond painful pasts and present prejudice to see their future? And what will happen when Lavinia learns a family secret that alters everything she’s ever known?

 

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Thanks so much Pam! I'm so glad you enjoyed Miss Ellison's adventures. I really appreciate your posting your review in so many different sites, too - reviews really make a difference, especially when people may be wary about trying a new author. So thank you! God bless you, Carolyn :)

Hi everyone!

I hope you've enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day weekend :)

For those who have received a copy of The Elusive Miss Ellison I trust you've read and enjoyed 'her'. HUGE thanks to everyone who has posted lovely reviews - it is greatly appreciated ❤️ (By the way, I have been collating reviews and pinning  them to my Pinterest board 'Reviews of Miss Ellison'. If you've written one and haven't posted it please do so, so yours can be included also - thank you!)

In case you're not aware, Miss Ellison's cousin has her own story, The Captivating Lady Charlotte, which releases next month (June 27). There are 10 paperback copies up for grabs at the the live author chat tomorrow (May 15) so make sure you comment and are around for your chance to win. 

Here's the blurb:

Responsibility, romanticism, and true love...

As the daughter of the Marquess of Exeter, Lady Charlotte Featherington always knew she was destined for great things on the marriage mart. Little did she imagine falling in love with a man on the eve of her parents announcing her betrothal - to someone else.

William Hartwell might be a Duke, but he suspects neither his title nor wealth will prove enough to hold the heart of the young lady who has captured his. The scandal surrounding his first wife's death makes trusting again difficult, while the mysterious happenings at his ancestral home, Hartwell Abbey, seek to separate before they are wed.

How can a young Lady negotiate her future when her heart demands the opposite of duty?  Can they both learn to truly love from the legacy of Grace?

Hope to see you there!

God bless,

Carolyn xx

If you have ever read Jane Austen and enjoyed her writing, if you have ever read Georgette Heyer and enjoyed her books, then you need to read 'The Elusive Miss Ellison'. Fans of the Regency era now have a new author to enjoy and new books to look forward to because this is the first book in a new Regency series by Carolyn Miller.

Lavinia (Miss Ellison) and Lord Nicholas Hawkesbury are complex characters with both strengths and flaws and this is what made them so real to me. Lavinia has great faith and tremendous concern for the poor but she is a proud young woman who finds it hard to forgive. Nicholas is proud also but his pride borders on haughtiness because of his social standing. The courage and leadership that Nicholas displayed as a soldier both seem to be missing as he begins to fill his role as the new Earl of Hawkesbury. From their first meeting we are able to witness the romantic tension between Lavinia and Nicholas as they spar with words and the dialogue between them is very humorous. We soon see, however, that 'The Elusive Miss Ellison' has so much more. It also has the elements that fill a classic Regency drama. We see the rules that define each social class and the expectations that each person will remain in their own class. This book, however, has the underlying theme of forgiveness, both human and divine. As we witness these characters' spiritual journeys we are reminded that it is through God's grace that all of us can be forgiven!

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network and the author. This review is my own opinion.

My review has been posted on Amazon, B&N, GoodReads and Christian book.com

Thanks Connie! xx

The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller This book starts out with Lavinia and she lives with her father the pastor and her aunt Patience. Story also follows the Earl Nicholas who has come to their town. He's making sure the one in charge is keeping the town buildings up to date and everything is in order. Lavinia has a sharp tongue and is not like the other young females who take a fancy to Nicholas. She even points out his lack of concern in keeping the buildings up to date. She has a lot of talents and enjoys some of them. He's smitten with her and she finds herself liking him but always with a bitter tongue. Sermons in church and ones they all share in. During meals they are able to learn more about Nick's battle background and he learns of Lavinia's teachings during mass to the children, teaching them letters and numbers along with the teachings of God. Misunderstandings, illness, emergencies and disappearances, twists and turns til they realize what is important to each other. So many mysteries! Love all the travel and descriptions! Quotes from the Bible help them lean on each other and God for guidance. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end. Free Kindle book

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Thanks so much Julie!

Hello ladies!

HUGE thanks to those who have read and reviewed Miss Ellison - it's so lovely to see the kind words people write, so thank you for taking the time to write them :)

In case you were not aware, my second Regency in this series is about to be released, and there are ten copies of The Captivating Lady Charlotte available for people who put their name down in the JUNE discussion for Lady Charlotte. I hope you will be one of them!

In other news, I have a Facebook launch party happening for Lady Charlotte, and it's be great if you could join me online to celebrate 'her' debut. Details here.

Thanks again!

Carolyn xx

HI ladies!

Just in case you haven't read either The Elusive Miss Ellison or The Captivating Lady Charlotte  - you're in luck!

This week they are on sale at the SUPER Price of both e-books for $2.98. It's a great chance for you to read both books in order, or to tell your friends and family about these fabulous inspirational Regency romances.

Here's a link: Amazon   so check it out!

Thanks so much for your support,

Carolyn xx

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