Monday, July 31, 2017

The Captivating Lady Charlotte

The Captivating Lady Charlotte
(Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace)
Carolyn Miller
(Kregel Publications)
ISBN: 978-0825444517
June 2017/320 pages/$14.99

Her heart is her own--but her hand in marriage is another matter

Lady Charlotte Featherington is destined for great things on the marriage market. After all, as the beautiful daughter of a marquess, she should have her pick of the eligible nobility when she debuts. She, however, has love at the top of her list of marriageable attributes. And her romantic heart falls hard for one particularly dashing, attentive suitor. Sadly for Charlotte, her noble father intends her betrothed to be someone far more dull.

William Hartwell may be a duke, but he knows he was Charlotte's father's pick, not the young lady's own choice. And the captivating Lady Charlotte does not strike him as a woman who will be wooed by his wealth or title. While she has captured his heart, he has no idea how to win hers in return--and the betrayal and scandal his first wife put him through makes it difficult for him to believe that love can ever be trusted. His only hope is that Charlotte's sense of responsibility will win out over her romantic notions.

Can a widowed duke and a romantically inclined lady negotiate a future and discover love beyond duty? Will they be able to find healing and hope from the legacy of grace? Poignant and charming, this is another beautifully written, clean, and wholesome Regency romance from Carolyn Miller.

Read an excerpt.


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 Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers. Find out more about Carolyn at


Carolyn Miller has penned a story as captivating as the lady whose name titles the novel. I was immediately swept up into the grandeur of the Regency period as it opened with Charlotte's debut presentation to the Queen, yet I was quickly reminded that not all is roses and romance as the Duke of Hartwell is introduced amidst deep heartache and betrayal. Miller excels at character development as well as interpersonal tension and conflict. I could not put this book down as I watched Charlotte and William grapple with their inner issues and struggles as well as with each other. While this book stands alone, I was also delighted to see Lavinia and the Earl of Hawkesbury return from the first book in the series, The Ellusive Miss Ellison, which was equally charming. They had so much wisdom to impart to Charlotte and the duke! Anyone who thinks fiction is just fluff will be convinced otherewise when reading these books for the inspiring messages woven into the storyies. The Captivating Lady Charlotte has garnered Carolyn Miller a spot on my must-read list, and I can't weight until the final book is released in October! Don't miss this book and this series!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Kregel Publications for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


The Elusive Miss Ellison
The Captivating Lady Charlotte
The Dishonorable Miss Delancey - releases October 2017!


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