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Thursday, June 2, 2022


Midnight's Budding Morrow + Giveaway

Title: Midnight's Budding Morrow

Series: Regency Wallflowers #2

AuthorCarolyn 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.

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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?Click here to read an excerpt.
About the Series 
While most stories set in Regency England focus on the rich, the young, and the beautiful, award-winning author Carolyn Miller decided she wanted to give readers something different for a change. Her new Regency Wallflowers series follows the commoners, away from the hustle and bustle of 1810s London, out in the Lake District of England. She tells the stories of women who are slightly older and have few prospects for marriage, women who might be considered “wallflowers.”

Midnight’s Budding Morrow is the second book in the Regency Wallflowers series. The first book in the series is Dusk’s Darkest Shores.

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, or find her on Facebook (Carolyn Miller Author)Instagram (@CarolynMillerAuthor), and Twitter (@CarolynMAuthor)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely review! I’m so glad you enjoyed xx