About the Book
Mary Bloomfield has no illusions. Her chances for matrimony have long since passed her by. Still, her circumstances are pleasant enough, especially now that she has found purpose in assisting her father with his medical practice in England’s beautiful Lake District. Even without love, it’s a peaceful life.
That is until Adam Edgerton returns to the sleepy district. This decorated war hero did not arrive home to acclaim and rest, but to a new battle against the repercussions of an insidious disease. Mary’s caring nature cannot stand to see someone suffer–but how can she help this man see any brightness in his future when he’s plunged into melancholic darkness, his dreams laid waste by his condition?
Adam wants no charity, but he’s also no coward. If this gentle woman can work hard, how can he do less? Together they struggle to find a way forward for him. Frustration and antipathy slowly develop into friendship and esteem. Then a summer storm atop a mountain peak leads to scandal–and both Mary and Adam must search the depths of their closed hearts for answers if they hope to find any future path with happiness at its end.
Best-selling author Carolyn Miller is back with a fresh series that will not only thrill readers eager for more of her work, but bring in new fans looking for beautiful writing, fascinating research, deftly woven love stories, and real faith lived out in the Regency period.
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In My Opinion
In Dusk’s Darkest Shores, book 1 in Carolyn Miller’s Regency Wallflowers series, readers are transported to England’s Lake District.
Mary Bloomfield is not your typical regency heroine. She is the spinster daughter of a doctor whose tender heart toward the hurting and strength of faith had me rooting for her from the beginning. And Adam Edgerton is a soldier returning from war with an illness that has changed his entire life’s course.
Miller excels at writing the intricacies of relationships. From Mary and Adam’s turbulent initial meetings to Mary’s relationships with her sister and other people in town, I was welcomed into Mary’s life. The faith thread was woven well throughout the book as well as Adam’s progression of his acceptance of what his life now looks like.
There is so much packed into the pages of Dusk’s Darkest Shores—emotional, spiritual, relational, and more—that I had a hard time putting the book down. And the theme of finding our worth in God and not in our abilities (or lack thereof) is one we all need reminded of once in a while.
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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.
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