What a beautifully written story! If you like Jane Austen's "Persuasion," you will love "Winning Miss Winthrop!" "Winning Miss Winthrop" is the first book in a new series called "Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope."
Ms. Miller writes a great story filled with a lot of faith content. I appreciate that she doesn't shy away from putting Christianity into her story. Faith plays such a big role in many of the characters’ lives and there are many important lessons learned as the characters grow in their faith. I love that Ms. Miller’s characters pray, read the Bible, have devotions and recall Scripture. I also enjoy the little similarities to Austen’s novels sprinkled throughout, especially the parallels to her novel “Persuasion.”
"Winning Miss Winthrop" has relatable and down-to-earth characters. Our heroine, Catherine, loses so much and feels abandoned by God in the beginning of the book. Her struggles and faith journey are very realistic. She has a slight stammer when she is intimidated and she is not always described as being very pretty. I love that she realizes she can be happy even when she thinks the man she loves has chosen someone else for a bride. Catherine learns great lessons about not getting stuck in the past, being the heroine of her story and choosing to live life to the fullest.
You won't be sorry if you pick up this novel. It's sure to give you plenty of entertainment while encouraging you in your faith--“Winning Miss Winthrop” is a definite win-win.
Content: This book is a clean read overall with a PG rating for a little content. Some examples of the content are: talk of a person possibly being illegitimate; talk of a man who has gambled; characters drink alcohol; reference to a man possibly propositioning a woman; reference to a lady being large bosomed; talk of a man being unfaithful.
Rating: I give this book 4.5 stars.
Genre: Christian fiction; Regency; Romance; Historical
I want to thank Carolyn Miller and Kregal Publications for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.
About the Author:
Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's previous novels have won several contests, including the 2014 RWA "Touched by Love" and 2014 ACFW Gensis contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and My Book Therapy.
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