I received a copy of THE ELUSIVE MISS ELLISON by Carolyn Miller from Kregel in exchange for an honest review. It is the first installment in the Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series.
This book is delightful! I have been sick since February (a cold that just will not go!), so I settled down on the couch thinking to read through this over the space of a few days. Imagine my surprise when it sucked up my entire day and left me wanting more!
The Regency world comes alive for Carolyn Miller. I’ve read Regency romances before, and they have never transported me the way THE ELUSIVE MISS ELLISON did. It is strongly reminiscent of Jane Austen’s works. When compared to those other Regencies I’ve read, I found these characters had more depth and dimension. The personalities are vibrant. They weren’t just focused on the romance. This book is also free of smut. (It can be considered Christian fiction) Granted, I knew what I was getting with some of those other Regency Romances. The covers involved a shirtless man in most cases. Without the smut, I found this book to offer much more adventure and heart.
I have a friend with the last name of Ellison, so I pictured her as Lavinia Ellison while I read.