Monday, June 7, 2021

Dusk's Darkest Shores | Carolyn Miller

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I am so glad to recommend this book to y'all! It is excellent. 

From the Publisher:

How can a meek wallflower help a returning war hero whose dreams are plunged into darkness?

Mary Bloomfield has no illusions. Her chances for matrimony have long since passed her by. Still, her circumstances are pleasant enough, especially now that she has found purpose in assisting her father with his medical practice in England's beautiful Lake District. Even without love, it's a peaceful life.

That is until Adam Edgerton returns to the sleepy district. This decorated war hero did not arrive home to acclaim and rest, but to a new battle against the repercussions of an insidious disease. Mary's caring nature cannot stand to see someone suffer--but how can she help this man see any brightness in his future when he's plunged into melancholic darkness, his dreams laid waste by his condition?

Adam wants no charity, but he's also no coward. If this gentle woman can work hard, how can he do less? Together they struggle to find a way forward for him. Frustration and antipathy slowly develop into friendship and esteem. Then a summer storm atop a mountain peak leads to scandal--and both Mary and Adam must search the depths of their closed hearts for answers if they hope to find any future path with happiness at its end.

Best-selling author Carolyn Miller is back with a fresh series that will not only thrill readers eager for more of her work, but bring in new fans looking for beautiful writing, fascinating research, deftly woven love stories, and real faith lived out in the Regency period.


MY THOUGHTS:

Y'all, this book is excellent. There are so many things I like about it. 

~ It's a Regency romance, but  it's not about aristocrats. Score for the real folks!

~ The characters are villagers... farmers, a vicar, a doctor, a town gossip, a war hero, young ladies who hope to make an advantageous match, young men who want to win the ladies, and a sweet lady whose been passed over again and again.

~ There are true to life crises and problems. Things that could really happen and did in the story. These are not just he said, she said, no one is listening problems but heart wrenching, life-changing problems.

~ Carolyn Miller shows both strengths and weaknesses in her characters in an engaging display of emotions and actions.

~ Mrs. Miller tackles the questions of faith in God and whether He truly does miracles today (1811 in this case).  ~smile~

~ She clearly shows how her characters develop spiritually. 

Altogether, I just love this book. 

Y'all get this book!

★★★★★   It's amazing!

Carolyn Miller's website


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I use the Goodreads star system.
★               Did not like it
★★            It was okay
★★★         Liked it
★★★★      Really liked it
★★★★★   It was amazing

8 comments:

  1. This sounds like my kind of book. Love stories during that time.

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  2. That sounds like a good book, Laura. I have never read that author. Throw my name in the hat! I hope you have a wonderful day- xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, Thanks for writing to me. To enter, click on the Rafflecopter word in the post. Good luck!Laura

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  3. Thanks so much Laura - so appreciate your kind words!

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  4. I love this book! I’ve read all of Carolyn Miller’s books. They are not to be missed!

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  5. I have read Carolyn Miller’s Regency Brides -A Legacy of Grace series and loved it. I’m looking forward to reading this one as well.

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  6. I love Carolyn's books and have read almost all of them.

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