Midnight's Budding Morrow + Giveaway
Series: Regency Wallflowers #2
Author: Carolyn Miller
Genre: Regency, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Source: Publisher provided
Oh my has this been a wonderful story of forgiveness, redemption, misunderstandings and most of all loving unconditionally. I adored Sarah immediately because of her sweet spirit. She would do anything to help others and has a gift of compassion. Finding herself at her friend’s castle was fun and helped her overcome her insecurity. It was fascinating to discover with Sarah the history that the castle had. Looking at it with her own eyes she could tell that the upkeep had been forgotten about.
It is hard not to want to say so much about the story but readers will be in for a treat as they get engrossed with the story. James can be quite rude at times and his homecoming is not without a little tension. I was quite surprised by the terms James’s father gave him before he went back to war. Sarah was not altogether happy with the arrangement but now she finds that she has become a wife to someone in name only.
It was wonderful to see Sarah speak up when the maids were rude to her. Gossip was always close by and she knew how little people thought of her. The more she gave grace, the more she received unkind words. I loved how she continued to show respect to her father-in-law and I think he started to become more tolerable of her.
The story really takes a turn when James returns and finds a big surprise waiting. My heart went out to Sarah as she desperately wanted her husband to share her joy but he completely turned his back on her. I love how the author illustrates that trust in God is the key to help those who are struggling. We also experience a little mystery within the castle that took the story a little off track but I did enjoy the undertone of secrets and perhaps treasure that was rumored to be found.
This has been a very good story that found me tearing up at times when Sarah seems to be so distraught and no one would comfort her. Through her tears and prays God was there to lift her up and give her strength to accept that she was treasured. In the end I came to like James and how his heart was stolen by a very special woman who showed him that love conquers all.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Read With Audra Blogger Program. The review is my own opinion.
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.www.carolynmillerauthor.com, or find her on Facebook (Carolyn Miller Author), Instagram (@CarolynMillerAuthor), and Twitter (@CarolynMAuthor) 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 .
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely review! I’m so glad you enjoyed xxReplyDelete