It’s a joy to introduce
and her debut Regency romance
The Elusive Miss Ellison
Who is Carolyn?
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 part-time 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.
Carolyn is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. Her Regency novel ‘The Elusive Miss Ellison’ releases in February 2017 from Kregel Publications, and is available for pre-order from Amazon.
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?
Pre-order ~ The Elusive Miss Ellison
There aren’t a lot of Regency authors in the Christian market, so if you enjoy Julie Klassen and Kristi Ann Hunter, be sure to discover Carolyn and her novels. Here’s a taste of Carolyn’s writing to whet your appetite for more!
Carolyn’s favourite passage from ‘The Elusive Miss Ellison’
He glanced up. Lavinia held his smile as their gazes connected. Her eyes were like the moonlit Bay of Biscay: beautiful, clear, sparkling with warmth. Something hot rushed through his chest, lending wings to his spirits, his heart, his soul before she dropped her gaze to resume perusal of the chessboard. He exhaled silently, watching candlelight flicker mysteries across her features as he waited. She shifted her king from danger so he swiftly moved his bishop, but in doing so, brushed her hand. Heat trembled up his arm, and it took a moment before he could drawl, “I believe that is checkmate, my dear Miss Ellison.”
She studied the chessboard with puckered brow, before she moved her piece once again. “On the contrary, my dear sir, I believe that is checkmate.” Her triumphant smile shone. “My queen takes your king.”
He studied the board, saw that it was so, and shook his head. “You are quite a formidable opponent, Miss Ellison.” He leaned forward until his face was quite close to hers. “Especially for someone who has never played.”
She bowed her head, the glimmer of a smile still on her lips. “As always, I hesitate to contradict…”
She laughed, low and husky. “But sir, you must allow, I did not say I had never played. Just that my aunt had not taught me.”
“Your tactics astonish!”
“So my father often tells me.”
“He is your usual opponent?”
She nodded. “Papa taught me when I was a girl.”
“You are a remarkable young lady, Miss Ellison. I congratulate you.” He picked up her hand and pressed it gently. “Perhaps I should speak to your father about a match?”
She smiled. And that warm, sweet sensation squeezed his heart once more.
And here’s a look at the second novel in the series, releasing June, 2017.
Responsibility, romanticism, and true love…
As the daughter of the Marquess of Exeter, Lady Charlotte Featherington always knew she was destined for great things on the marriage mart. Little did she imagine falling in love with someone on the even of her parents announcing her betrothal – to someone else.
William Hartwell might be a Duke, be he suspects neither his title nor wealth will prove enough to hold the heart of the young lady who has captured his. The scandal surrounding his first wife’s death makes trusting again difficult, while the mysterious happenings at his ancestral home, Hartwell Abbey, seek to separate them before they are wed.
How can a young lady negotiate her future when her heart demands the opposite of duty? Can they both learn to truly love form the legacy of Grace?
Preorder ~ The Captivating Lady Charlotte
Who is a Regency romance fan? What appeals to you about these kinds of stories?