Today I am thrilled to feature Midnight’s Budding Morrow by Carolyn Miller, on tour with Read with Audra Blog Tours!
About the Book
Can real love grow between a wallflower and an unrepentant rogue?
Sarah Drayton is eager to spend time with her best friend at her crumbling Northumberland castle estate. Matrimony is the last thing on her mind and the last thing she expects to be faced with on a holiday. Yet she finds herself being inveigled into a marriage of convenience with her friend’s rakish brother.
When James Langley returns to his family’s estate, he can’t be bothered to pay attention to his responsibilities as the heir. War is raging and he wants only distraction, not serious tethers. But his roguish ways have backed him into a corner, and he has little choice but to obey his father’s stunning decree: marry before returning to war, or else. Suddenly he finds himself wedded to a clever and capable woman he does not love.
Sarah craves love and a place to belong, neither of which James offered before returning to the battlefront. Now everyone around her thinks she married above her station, and they have no intention of rewarding her for such impertinence. It isn’t until her husband returns from war seemingly changed that she begins to hope they may find real happiness. But can she trust that this rake has truly reformed?
When tragedy strikes, this pair must learn to trust God and his plans. Will they be destroyed . . . or will they discover that even in the darkest depths of night, the morning still holds hope?
About the Author
|Carolyn Miller is an inspirational romance author who lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children.|
A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer’s Regency era, Carolyn holds a BA in English literature and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives. She enjoys music, films, gardens, art, travel, and food.
Miller’s novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers.
Learn more about Carolyn at www.carolynmillerauthor.com, or find her on Facebook (Carolyn Miller Author), Instagram (@CarolynMillerAuthor), and Twitter (@CarolynMAuthor).
I have enjoyed this series because it gives us a (fictional but historically well researched) glimpse at the working class of Regency fiction, rather than focusing on the affluent, which is the case for many of the books I read in this era. I loved Sarah’s character: her bluntness is very honest but she has a kind nature as well. I can’t say that I loved James as much, although I did appreciate the growths that occurred in their relationship. The theme of forgiveness is very prominent without being preachy and I liked the interwoven faith elements. I also liked the setting of the story and thought that the scenes were well described, so it was easy to envision the beautiful North Sea. And the history in this area is fascinating too and well written. I liked the book overall and I am looking forward to reading more by this author.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Audra Jenning’s tour. This review is entirely my own.
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