March onto Grace with Carolyn Miller, author of The Elusive Miss Ellison

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We start a new month with a new word. For the month of March, let's talk about GRACE.

"Grace is more than unmerited favor from God. I like to think of God’s grace being something like oil, something that eases friction, giving strength and enabling to situations that otherwise would prove overwhelming. Resting in God’s grace—not trying to strive to win God’s favor, but knowing we are loved by Him—allows that grace to flow to others, and is something I try to incorporate into my ‘Legacy of Grace’ Regency novels, a series that begins with ‘The Elusive Miss Ellison.’


Probably my favorite historical is Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion.’ Anne Elliot demonstrates grace in the way she deals with the unlovely people in her world, even in the face of heartbreak. A more contemporary novel I love is ‘My Stubborn Heart’ by Becky Wade. While some might call Kate’s relationship with bruised hockey hero Matt more a study in patience, I think her awareness of her own faults and need for God’s enabling in dealing with an at-times fractious relationship really shows the power of God’s grace in action. I love how Becky blends poignancy with humor, and demonstrates how grace can bring healing, hope and a future. (And Matt. I really love Matt. Really love…) "


Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of romance, especially that of the 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. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.

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Thank you, CAROLYN! I had the pleasure of chatting with Carolyn earlier last week for an interview, and she is just darling. She's also quite funny. I hope you had the chance to check it out. If not, head over there HERE.  Plus, I really enjoyed The Elusive Miss Ellison, and I hope y'all have the opportunity to read it.  


Title: The Elusive Miss Ellison
Author: Carolyn Miller
Publisher:  Kregel Publications
Release Date:  February 28, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction 

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?



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  1. Replies
    1. =) I can't wait to read A Stubborn Heart!!! Miss Ellison is GOOD!

  2. I loved this book. I was blessed to be on the launch team.

  3. I have been seeing a lot of information about this book and I really want to read it. :-)

    1. Melissa, I think you'll really enjoy it! I know we have some similar interests in books!! So this is a book I highly recommend!

  4. I'm so grateful for His Grace! I'm so excited to read this book.

  5. Thanks Annie, and ladies! Hope you enjoy reading Miss Ellison's adventures - and those of her cousin's in The Captivating Lady Charlotte! xx


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