Monday, March 26, 2018

Winning Miss Winthrop

Winning Miss Winthrop
Regency Brides: The Promise of Hope (Book 1)
Carolyn Miller
(Kregel Publications)
ISBN: 978-0825445330
March 2017/320 pages/$15.99

Catherine Winthrop has cried out to God too many times to count. Years ago, the man who stole her heart rejected her--and she's never recovered. Now tragedy has brought him back into her life. This time it isn't her heart he's taking, it's her home and her family's good name--and she has no one to share her grief.

Jonathan Carlew's life may look enviable from the outside--wealthy, handsome, landed--but the mystery surrounding his birth has shadowed his entire life. Now as he ascends to the barony, fresh challenges await, including a scheming mama who wants him to embrace power, even at the cost of losing love. How can he remain the kind, honorable man he strives to be and still meet the demands of his new society responsibilities?

These two broken hearts must decide whether their painful past and bitter present will be all they can share, or if forgiveness can provide a path to freedom for the future.

Set in the sumptuous salons of Bath, Regency England's royal breeding ground for gossip, Winning Miss Winthrop is the first volume in Carolyn Miller's new series. Fans of the wholesome and richly drawn first series won't want to miss this new set of characters.

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. Visit her website,, to learn more.


Carolyn Miller immediately became a must-read author for me when I read her debut novel last year, and I am delighted to discover she is embarking on another Regency Brides series. As in her previous novels, Miller creates a sigh-worthy romance amidst the backdrop of England in the early nineteenth century. Vividly drawn characters inhabit authentic scenes, making the pages come alive with intrigue, power, and love. I loved this story and couldn't put it down. I can't fathom what it would be like to be a woman in Catherine's position, to be stripped of all that is familiar and watch someone else inhabit my home while I lived mere yards away, subject to their generosity, and I ached for all that Catherine experienced. I also can't imagine dealing with the social mores required during that time period, and Miller brilliantly depicts the clever. albeit at times thinly veiled, rhetoric accompanying afternoon visits and formal balls and dinners. I am already eager for Miss Serena's Secret to be revealed in June! Add Winning Miss Winthrop to your spring reading list - you don't want to miss any of these engaging novels!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received an electronic 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.”


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Carolyn Miller said...

Thanks so much Linda for your kind words! I’m so glad you enjoyed Catherine and Jon’s story! ❤️