While I may be a little late to discover Carolyn Miller (my first read was Winning Miss Winthrop), with the release of Miss Serena’s Secret, Miller has firmly planted herself at the top of my favorite Regency authors.
In My Opinion…
Reading one of Carolyn Miller’s books is an immersive experience. With rich and vivid descriptions, I feel as though I am sitting down to dinner or attending a ball right along with the characters.
And Miller adds an entirely new layer with a character who is an artist. Seeing the world through Serena’s eyes reminded me of the beauty, variety, and color in God’s creation that I so often don’t appreciate enough.
Yet, the sights, sounds, and touches are just the icing on the cake of Miller’s stories. The deeper messages the characters hear and the personal journeys they travel are the heart of the story. Miss Serena’s Secret is no exception.
Serena Winthrop carries a secret that has pretty much determined her future. Lord Cavanaugh (Harry to his friends) has made choices he now regrets. As family, friends, and God speak truths into each of their lives, Serena and Harry just might discover that God’s plan is greater than their pasts.
And that little cliffhanger at the end with a new character? Yeah, I immediately added Miller’s November release to my TBR list!
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About the Book
With devastating scars in her past, Serena Winthrop is sure no man can be trusted—especially not men like the far-too-smooth Viscount Charmichael. His reputation as a charmer and a gambler is everything she despises. And the young artist makes sure that this disreputable heir to an Earldom knows of her deep disapproval whenever they encounter one another.
Henry, Lord Carmichael, is perfectly aware of his charms to the women of the ton. He’s gambled with plenty of their hearts as easily as he does their husband’s money—it’s all in good fun to him. But lately he’s been wondering if there’s more to life—and confronting the idea that his actions might not prove worthy of the admirable wives his friends have found.
When Serena’s brother-in-law asks his best friend to protect his young ward, Henry promises to be on his best behavior and not woo her. But the more he learns of her, the more he realizes she might be his best reason for changing his character. Then the lady’s art leads her to London infamy. Now Henry must choose between the life mapped out for him as the Earl apparent, and the love of his life. And Serena’s secret may mean the end of his titled family line.
The second in a new series by internationally popular author Carolyn Miller is full of the same rich historical detail and evocative writing that readers enjoyed, and familiar characters make appearances here. The witty banter will continue to draw in fans of Jane Austen, Sarah Ladd, and Julie Klassen.