The Elusive Miss Ellison (Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace, Book #1) by Carolyn Miller
Little description:Pride, prejudice and forgiveness…
Hampton Hall’s new owner has the villagers of St. Hampton Heath all aflutter–all except Lavinia Ellison. The reverend’s daughter cares for those who are poor and sick, and the seventh Earl of Hawkesbury definitely does not meet that criteria. His refusal to take his responsibilities seriously, or even darken the door of the church, leave her convinced he is as arrogant and reckless as his brother–his brother who stole the most important person in Lavinia’s world.
Nicholas Stamford is shadowed by guilt: his own, his brother’s, the legacy of war. A perfunctory visit to this dreary part of Gloucestershire wasn’t supposed to engage his heart, or his mind. Challenged by Miss Ellison’s fascinating blend of Bluestocking opinions, hoydenish behavior, and angelic voice, he finds the impossible becoming possible–he begins to care. But Lavinia’s aloof manner, society’s opposition and his ancestral obligations prove most frustrating, until scandal forces them to get along.
Can Lavinia and Nicholas look beyond painful pasts and present prejudice to see their future? And what will happen when Lavinia learns a family secret that alters everything she’s ever known?
Genre: Christian Fiction/ Historical Romance
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My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5
She believes that everyone needs grace, except for him… He came into Lavinia’s life recently, but managed to ruin hers long time ago, breaking apart the only family she knew. How will she need this grace when she would learn that all the needy of the village can be helped, their house can be rebuilt again? She quickly learns that everything seems not what it is. The known is not the very life she came to know. The secret that not only powerful enough to bring the family together, but also defuse her love to shreds. Will she choose to cower and accept her grandmother’s wishes in reality, or will keep going with her heart?
A story of hope, grace, and family bonds, and hidden secrets…God’s extended grace can reach and heal the brokenhearted, even the earl’s soul.
Simpleton with a kind heart, a servant with great inheritance.
A lovely story;so much have been said, so much wrong have been done.
Provided by Litfuse as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.