Monday, July 8, 2019

Underestimating Miss Cecilia By Carolyn Miller Giveaway!

Will a shrinking violet and a prodigal son come together to better their world?

Cecilia Hatherleigh has many secrets in her shy, sweet heart--but none bigger than her unrequited love for Edward Amherst, the earl's son next door. Her love has persevered over many years, even when he grows to be a bit of a rake. Yet despite his fondness for females, he never seems to see her as anything more than the quiet younger sister, and nothing Cecy does has changed that. Rather than pining after his perhaps unworthy love, she decides to turn her focus toward living out her newfound faith. Now she's determined to follow God's leading to make a better world for the poor and dispossessed around her.

A London riot awakens Edward to the responsibilities due his family name. It's time to turn his life around to please his noble father--and that means restoring his abandoned legal career and making a marriage of convenience. Neither will be easy, given his past and the prejudices of the upper echelons of society to which he belongs.

When misadventure strikes at a house party, these two are thrown together even as their lives are upended. If Cecy can't trust God, overcome her shyness, and find her inner strength, the good work they've both done may be for naught-and neither will ever find true love . . .

Well known for her authentic Regency romances set against less-explored, true historical backgrounds, best-selling author Carolyn Miller continues her newest series with a clean, wholesome tale sure to please her many fans.

Pick up your copy here...

Award-winning author 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 as well as the Australian Omega Christian Writers Award. 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.

Her books include:
Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace
The Elusive Miss Ellison
The Captivating Lady Charlotte
The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey

Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope
Winning Miss Winthrop
Miss Serena's Secret
The Making of Mrs. Hale

Regency Bride: Daughers of Aynsley
A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh
Underestimating Miss Cecilia
Misleading Miss Verity

My Thoughts...
 Not everyone can write regency fiction. You can tell that Miller has done her research very well.
This is book number 2 in the Regency Brides Daughters of Aynsley series and you don't want to miss it. It can be read as a stand alone but I say go for it and read book one first. You are going to enjoy it.
This is a 4 star read not to be missed.
 The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. The first book that you reviewed in this series was as good as you said it was so I will be getting a copy of this one also.

    1. Mandy, you are winner number one! I will get your book in the mail in the morning!

  2. I love this cover, it sounds like a really good one to me to.

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    1. Denise, you are Winner Number two I will get your book in the mail in the morning!

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  5. Love her Regency! I have a signed copy of the first book "A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh" and really would love this one.

    I actually got to meet her in May when she came to the US for a book tour! My husband and I drove about an hour and a half to the bookstore where she first stopped here in Oregon. It was so much fun, she's such an open & warm person! Her husband was with her so we also got to meet him. Carolyn is the only author I have had a chance to meet. :-)

    Thanks for your review, Mary, and for the chance to win a copy.

  6. I don't think I've read any of Carolyn's books, but I have read and enjoyed some good regency fiction lately! Would love to give this one a try.