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The Elusive Miss Ellison: A fiction novel
Here we are you guys, our second book review for March! We kicked the month off just a few days ago with sharing about the non-fiction title “Tightropes and Teeter-Totters”. A great book full of practical ways we moms can balance our busy life! This time we are in for a fun fiction novel to lighten the mood a bit. Don’t forget we have several move books in review this month and I can’t wait to share those too, but first you know the drill. Let’s get the legal disclaimer out of the way so we can dive in!
*Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book to read and share here with you. All opinions in this review are 100 percent my own honest thoughts.
About the Book:
My Personal Review and Thoughts:
When I started reading the book, I felt it started out a slightly slow in the beginning it picked up quickly and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The lead female character Lavina Ellison was charming, kind and loved taking care of the less fortunate in her village. As the book begins she is living with her father, the local minister when she learns Nicolas Hawkesbury is the new Earl of her village.
Nicolas Hawkesbury is not a stranger to Lavina, in fact, he is the brother of someone who caused her and her family much grief in the past. As we can imagine she is not happy to see the Earl return and has no problem sharing her feisty opinions of him with others and the Earl himself. I loved the interactions between these two characters. Nicholas is a man who leads a privileged life and is a bit self-centered in his thinking, a trait he learned no doubt from his mother whom we meet in the book as well. The tensions and witty banter between the two lead characters kept me interested and wanting to read more about their encounters. As the book progresses tragedy and misunderstandings happen and these two find themselves working through the events while trying to find forgiveness for each other as well as themselves.
Carolyn Miller did a wonderful job with the character development in my opinion. I fell instantly in love with the kind-hearted Lavina and Nickolas is one of those characters that even though they display some not so promising characteristics, you can’t help but root for him and the man he could be. I loved how the book was a great balance of a sweet slightly predictable love story balanced with some surprising twists. The book is a delight to read and I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys books with historical and inspirational stories. The Elusive Miss Ellison is book 1 in the author’s new series “A Legacy of Grace” and I am looking forward to reading the next two books in this series.
About the Author: Carolyn Miller
Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn’s novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers