About the Book
Book: Winning Miss Winthrop
Author: Carolyn Miller
Genre: Regency Historical Romance
Release date: March 2018
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In 2015 I was fortunate enough to visit England and see my sister who was living there at the time. What followed was three weeks of visiting parts of England, Ireland and Scotland in a whistle-stop tour of some of the places I’d long dreamed about visiting, but never thought I’d get the chance: London, Brighton, the Blarney stone in an Irish castle, Chatsworth in the Peak District, Loch Ness and Culloden in the Scottish Highlands, the gorgeous grounds of Dunrobin Castle, and the beautiful Cotswolds of England, which includes World Heritage-listed Bath.
I’ve used many of the places I’ve visited as inspiration behind my historical stories, but none as much as the places I visited while in Bath. Pretty much every place I visited – Sydney Gardens, Bath Abbey, the Pump Room, The Assembly Rooms and more – were mentioned in my story Winning Miss Winthrop, which I view as my homage to Jane Austen’s Persuasion, which vies with Pride and Prejudice as my favorite Austen novel.
I loved my all-too-brief time in Bath, and I love this story, with its depiction of two people learning to overcome the misunderstandings of the past in order to find a future. Winning Miss Winthrop is the first book in the Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope series, and has the attention to period detail, romance, banter, and faith threads that readers in the Regency Brides series have come to expect. I hope readers enjoy Catherine and Jon’s story.
The author has written an enchanting story of two people who were in love, but drifted apart. Catherine is such a sweet and caring person. She can't figure out why the love of her life suddenly stopped seeing her. You can feel the anguish she carries deep within her. Have you ever loved someone and they one day without explanation, disappeared from your life? Catherine's pain is so deep, I could feel her emptiness.
The story is very emotional and takes us on a journey of forgiveness and rediscovery. When Catherine and her mother suffer a great loss they are shocked and emotionally spent. I loved how the author turns the story when Catherine's past walks in the door. Jonathan is vert straight forward and seems to do everything he can to ignore Catherine. How is it possible that Catherine's future is now determined by her lost love Jonathan?
There is no doubt that Catherine is hurt and angry when Jonathan has taken over their home and has been given a noble title. The richness of the Regency period is undeniable in this beautifully written book. I loved the description of the beautiful land and the attires that women wore. They are very prim and proper and all vying for Jonathan's attention. It must be hard for Catherine to watch women swoon over Jonathan. The author writes of lost love in a romantic way while showing us how hard it is to hold on to hope. Will Catherine and Jonathan be able to forget the past and find happiness again? Don't miss this lovely story of hope, forgiveness and love that runs deep between two people.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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