I finished this just in time!! This book comes out tomorrow!! In an hr in a half actually. It’s the second book in the series. I always find myself using words from Carolyn’s books when I’m reading hers and it comes out super funny since no one talks like that anymore.
What I really loved about this one:
I loved that it made you see the difference of infatuation vs true love. Throughout the whole book it showed what a 1Corinthians type love looks like played out. How love is not just a feeling but a daily choice and it’s action. It’s not JUST the mushy feelings that u get. How if you are instantly smitten with someone without truly knowing much about them it most likely wasn’t love.
I also could not figure out for the longest time who was out to get the Duke. Love that it wasn’t super obvious and I kept changing my mind who it was throughout the book.
The hardship that one of the characters had (don’t want it to be a spoiler) how no matter what happens God has you and you can choose to blame him or praise him. That’s so true you can act based on your feelings and get lost to them or you can choose to act on what you know in the moments when you can’t feel them. Remembering Gods promises. Easier said than done.
I think the one thing I would change is more romance. I think that even if you are not completely smitten with someone you grow to love them just the same based on who they are as a person and I would’ve loved to see that play out. Looks are fleeting but character is forever. So I think I wish you could see how his character gave her those feelings of love. I’ve been married quite a while now lol and I know that character is everything and the looks seem to no longer matter but truly the persons heart!
Another great read by Carolyn Miller!! Loved it and recommend this one for sure!! Get yours on Amazon!!
From the back cover:
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.