01 March 2021

Winning Miss Winthrop | Book Review, Guest Post + Giveaway


ABOUT THE BOOK


Catherine Winthrop has cried out to God too many times to count. Years ago, the man who stole her heart rejected her--and she's never recovered. Now tragedy has brought him back into her life. This time it isn't her heart he's taking, it's her home and her family's good name--and she has no one to share her grief.

Jonathan Carlew's life may look enviable from the outside--wealthy, handsome, landed--but the mystery surrounding his birth has shadowed his entire life. Now as he ascends to the barony, fresh challenges await, including a scheming mama who wants him to embrace power, even at the cost of losing love. How can he remain the kind, honorable man he strives to be and still meet the demands of his new society responsibilities?

These two broken hearts must decide whether their painful past and bitter present will be all they can share, or if forgiveness can provide a path to freedom for the future.

Set in the sumptuous salons of Bath, Regency England's royal breeding ground for gossip, Winning Miss Winthrop is the first volume in Carolyn Miller's new series. Fans of the wholesome and richly drawn first series won’t want to miss this new set of characters.

Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: March 27, 2018


OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES


MY REVIEW

If you love Regency romance, do not skip Carolyn Miller’s Winning Miss Winthrop!

With a romance like Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Jonathan Carlew reenters Catherine Wintrhop’s life—at a less than ideal time. Tragedy has altered their lives, so naturally, emotions run high as they adjust to their new circumstances—and face the complications of their feelings.

As this couple sorts through their challenges, Winning Miss Winthrop proves to be an enjoyable trip to historic England. With faith, humor, and overall charm, the story unfolds with ease, and I could not help loving it. I’m eager to read more of Miller’s books now.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. Together with her husband she has pastored a church for ten years, and worked as a public high school English and Learning and Support teacher.
 
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. Her Regency novels include The Elusive Miss Ellison, The Captivating Lady Charlotte, The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey, Winning Miss Winthrop, Miss Serena’s Secret, The Making of Mrs. Hale, A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh, Underestimating Miss Cecilia, and Misleading Miss Verity, all available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Koorong, etc.


GUEST POST FROM THE AUTHOR

In 2015 I was fortunate enough to visit England and see my sister who was living there at the time. What followed was three weeks of visiting parts of England, Ireland and Scotland in a whistle-stop tour of some of the places I’d long dreamed about visiting, but never thought I’d get the chance: London, Brighton, the Blarney stone in an Irish castle, Chatsworth in the Peak District, Loch Ness and Culloden in the Scottish Highlands, the gorgeous grounds of Dunrobin Castle, and the beautiful Cotswolds of England, which includes World Heritage-listed Bath.

I’ve used many of the places I’ve visited as inspiration behind my historical stories, but none as much as the places I visited while in Bath. Pretty much every place I visited – Sydney Gardens, Bath Abbey, the Pump Room, The Assembly Rooms and more – were mentioned in my story Winning Miss Winthrop, which I view as my homage to Jane Austen’s Persuasion, which vies with Pride and Prejudice as my favorite Austen novel.

I loved my all-too-brief time in Bath, and I love this story, with its depiction of two people learning to overcome the misunderstandings of the past in order to find a future. Winning Miss Winthrop is the first book in the Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope series, and has the attention to period detail, romance, banter, and faith threads that readers in the Regency Brides series have come to expect. I hope readers enjoy Catherine and Jon’s story.

GIVEAWAY


To celebrate her tour, Carolyn is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon prize and a paperback copy of the book. Enter below, and be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway.

TOUR SCHEDULE

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book.

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  2. I enjoy historical romance and this sounds like great read.

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  3. Thank you for recommending! This looks so good!!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your review of this book, it sounds like a wonderful read

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing your kind words about Winning Miss Winthrop - I’m so glad you enjoyed! I hope you’ll check out the other books in the series - more happy reading to be had!

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  6. Wonderful review, Hallie! I'm looking forward to reading Carolyn's books. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Thank you for sharing Hallie I can't wait to read this book!

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  8. I do enjoy Regency romance, but haven't read one in a while. I've been into thrillers and suspense lately. But then you mentioned Jane Austen, so now Winning Miss Winthrop NEEDS to be on my shelf.

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