July 4, 2017

The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller - Review

I received this book free from the publisher

Book details:
Series: Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace (Book 2)
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Kregel Publications (June 27, 2017)
ISBN-13: 978-0825444517

About the book:
Her heart is her own―but her hand in marriage is another matter

Lady Charlotte Featherington is destined for great things on the marriage market. After all, as the beautiful daughter of a marquess, she should have her pick of the eligible nobility when she debuts. She, however, has love at the top of her list of marriageable attributes. And her romantic heart falls hard for one particularly dashing, attentive suitor. Sadly for Charlotte, her noble father intends her betrothed to be someone far more dull.

William Hartwell may be a duke, but he knows he was Charlotte's father's pick, not the young lady's own choice. And the captivating Lady Charlotte does not strike him as a woman who will be wooed by his wealth or title. While she has captured his heart, he has no idea how to win hers in return--and the betrayal and scandal his first wife put him through makes it difficult for him to believe that love can ever be trusted. His only hope is that Charlotte's sense of responsibility will win out over her romantic notions.

Can a widowed duke and a romantically inclined lady negotiate a future and discover love beyond duty? Will they be able to find healing and hope from the legacy of grace? Poignant and charming, this is another beautifully written, clean and wholesome Regency romance from Carolyn Miller.

Meet the author - Carolyn Miller:
Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. She is married, with four gorgeous children, who all love to read (and write!).

A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's novels have won a number of Romance Writers of American (RWA) and American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers. Her favourite authors are classics like Jane Austen (of course!), Georgette Heyer, and Agatha Christie, but she also enjoys contemporary authors like Susan May Warren and Becky Wade.

Her stories are fun and witty, yet also deal with real issues, such as dealing with forgiveness, the nature of really loving versus 'true love', and other challenges we all face at different times.

My thoughts:
I enjoyed the first book in this series and I thought this second installment was even better. Carolyn takes you back into an era where things were beautiful and women did not have much say in their relationships unless of course you are a strong woman and you don't give up on fighting for what you want. The descriptions are wonderful and you can almost see the landscapes, the homes and the people. I also liked how the author threw a little suspense in the story. This book also takes about a couple of sensitive subjects for some but it does so in such a way to not offend or turn you off. Carolyn's writing style along with all the little details just makes this story fly off the pages. I can't wait to see what she has for us next. 

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