Miss Serena's Secret

· Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope Book 2 · Kregel Publications
4.8
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How can a wounded young woman ever trust a too-flirtatious earl with her heart?

With devastating scars in her past, Serena Winthrop is sure no man can be trusted;especially not a man like the too-smooth Viscount Carmichael. His reputation as a flirt and a gambler is everything she despises. And the young artist makes sure that this disreputable heir to an earldom knows of her deep disapproval whenever they encounter one another.


Henry, Lord Carmichael, is perfectly aware of his charms. He's gambled with plenty of ladies' hearts as easily as he has with their husbands' money. But lately he's wondered if there's more to life;and if his actions might prove unworthy of an admirable wife such as his friends have found.


When Serena's guardian asks his best friend to protect his young ward, Henry promises to be on his best behavior and not woo her. But the more he learns of her, the more he realizes she might be his best reason for changing his character. 


Then the lady's art leads her to London infamy. Now Henry must choose between the life mapped out for him as the earl apparent and the love of his life. And Serena's secret may mean the end of his titled family line.


This second novel in a new series by internationally popular author Carolyn Miller is full of the rich historical detail and evocative writing her readers enjoy, and familiar characters make appearances here. The witty banter will continue to draw in fans of Jane Austen, Sarah Ladd, and Julie Klassen. 


"Carolyn Miller gets better and better with each book!"

Becky  


"This entire series is going straight to my all-time favorites shelf!"

Beth Erin 


"My girls and I have fallen in love with the Regency Brides series."

Ann Hibbard 


Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace

The Elusive Miss Ellison

The Captivating Lady Charlotte

The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey


Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope

Winning Miss Winthrop

Miss Serena's Secret

The Making of Mrs. Hale


4.8
11 reviews
Lori P
August 15, 2018
I absolutely loved this story by Carolyn Miller! It is the second book in her Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope series and definitely worth reading. If you love stories filled with romance, Regency lifestyle, fashion along with society gossip and rules then this series is just for you and what makes it even better is the inspirational/biblical guidelines that she weaves throughout each story. In Miss Serena's Secret we follow the love story of Serena Winthrop and Henry, Lord Carmichael. Serena is carrying around scars from her past that prevent her from ever feeling like she can trust any man...ever...With his ever-present charm and his orchestrated flirting Henry is able to break down some of the barriers Serena has built in order to protect herself physically and emotionally. With her resistance crumbling their friendship soon blooms into love, but is it enough for Henry to leave his old habits behind and take on the responsibility of a wife and running his family estate. I'm really looking forward to the next book in this wonderful series! I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
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Becky Boerner
July 24, 2018
Miss Serena’s Secret by Carolyn Miller is an amazing Regency read. The story follows Miss Serena Winthrop and Henry, Lord Carmichael through indifference, friendship and lastly to love. Serena is a reserved character who I had to warm up to. But, by the end of the book I wished I could master the cooling looks she is able to give and wanted to meet her for lunch. Lord Carmichael was a delight and reminded me how the Gospel truly changes us, and how extraordinarily exciting that is. My surprise love in this book was how much I enjoyed learning about the Regency art world. I was especially fascinated with how women were viewed and treated. It is easy to forgot that things have gotten better for women. The Summer Exhibition, an art show, mentioned in the book was so well portrayed that I felt myself walking through the exhibit. Ms. Miller took me back in time to London, the English countryside and stately manners, and I did not want to leave! This is a pleasurable read and I highly recommend it. I was given this book by the publisher and not required to write a review.
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LaVera Lewis
May 28, 2019
This story both angered me and touched me at the same time. The sexual assault of a young girl makes me angry especially because she knew that she wouldn't be believed. i'm glad that she found love and happiness.
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About the author

 Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. She is married, with four gorgeous children, who all love to read (and write!).

A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's novels have won a number of Romance Writers of American (RWA) and American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers. Her favourite authors are classics like Jane Austen (of course!), Georgette Heyer, and Agatha Christie, but she also enjoys contemporary authors like Susan May Warren and Becky Wade.

Her stories are fun and witty, yet also deal with real issues, such as dealing with forgiveness, the nature of really loving versus 'true love', and other challenges we all face at different times.

Her books include:

Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace

The Elusive Miss Ellison

The Captivating Lady Charlotte

The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey

Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace

Winning Miss Winthrop

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