Monday, July 9, 2018

Miss Serena's Secret

Miss Serena's Secret
Regency Brides: The Promise of Hope, Book 2
Carolyn Miller
(Kregel Publications)
ISBN: 978-0825445347
July 2018/344 pages/$14.99

With devastating scars in her past, Serena Winthrop is sure no man can be trusted--especially not a man like the too-smooth Viscount Carmichael. His reputation as a flirt and a gambler is everything she despises. And the young artist makes sure that this disreputable heir to an earldom knows of her deep disapproval whenever they encounter one another.

Henry, Lord Carmichael, is perfectly aware of his charms. He's gambled with plenty of ladies' hearts as easily as he has with their husbands' money. But lately he's wondered if there's more to life--and if his actions might prove unworthy of an admirable wife such as his friends have found.

When Serena's guardian asks his best friend to protect his young ward, Henry promises to be on his best behavior and not to woo her. But the more he learns of her, the more he realizes she might be his best reason for changing his character.

Then the lady's painting leads her to London infamy. Now Henry must choose between the life mapped out for him as the earl apparent and the love of his life. And Serena's secret may mean the end of his titled family line.

This second novel in a new series by internationally popular author Carolyn Miller is full of the rich historical detail and evocative writing her readers enjoy. The witty banter will continue to draw in fans of Jane Austen, Sarah Ladd, and Julie Klassen.

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.


Sigh. I became a fan of Carolyn Miller's writing last year with her debut series, Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace, and she remains firmly on my must-read author list with this new series. Miss Serena's Secret capitivated me from the opening paragraphs and I couldn't set it aside until I finished. Endearing characters along with lively and witty repartee bring the Regency setting to life, and each emotion experienced by Serana found purchase within my own heart. Miller perfectly renders a sigh-worthy romance reminiscent of Jane Austen and other period authors. I'm already eager for The Making of Mrs. Hale, coming in November. Don't miss this fabulous book and series!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book free from Kregel Publishing and NetGalley 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 for your lovely kind words! So glad you enjoyed Serena’s story xx