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Rarely do we get to see the protagonists POV this prominent in a book. Stamford is the quintessential Regency earl. I love his character! Being inside his head so much was a real treat. His doubts and cynicism and struggles were presented in such a realistic way that I was not positive he was going to come to know the Lord but I held out hope and his faith journey did not disappoint.
Miss Ellison is an interesting character. Outspoken and service oriented, she has a distinctive personality and it was fun to watch her interactions with the Earl. The author penned beautiful imagery and it was easy to imagine Lavinia escaping into the ‘hedge’ for solitude.
For my friends that are sensitive to certain things in books, there is some occasional alcohol use but no drunkenness. It does not detract from, or in any way sully the story. It really is a wonderful book and I hope fans of Regency and historical fiction will grab a copy to enjoy while sipping a cup of hot tea. I actually became so lost within the confines of the pages that my cuppa was long cold before I even thought to take a sip. :)
High fives on this debut novel by Carolyn Miller!
Thank you, Kregel Publications, for a complimentary paperback copy to read and review. No compensation has been received.
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