Misleading Miss Verity (Daughters of Aynsley 3) | BLOG TOUR
Our family cut our Christmas tree this week (yep, we're suckers for real trees and doing things the old-fashioned way!) and now it finally feels like Christmas with all of our decorations out. December really is my favorite time of year, for so many reasons! What does this month look like for you? Is it chock-full of parties and festivities, or do you prefer to stay close to home and enjoy cozy days?
Without further ado, welcome to the Blog Tour for Misleading Miss Verity by Carolyn Miller, published by Kregel Publications. If you're looking for a cozy weekend read by the fire, look no further! Spoil that Regency England lover in your life (even if it's you) with this fun Scottish tale this Christmas!
Verity Hatherleigh has a mind of her own. She's feisty, intelligent, and willing to bend the rules of propriety to see justice done -- but her impulsive actions do not impress her viscount papa. When she gets into one scrape too many, she is sent off to the wilds of Scotland to rethink her headstrong ways.
Anthony Jardine relished his role as curate, but his new duties as laird of Dungally aren't always to his liking. Though he thought his new inheritance would be a blessing, somehow he's finding nothing but trouble on these estates. Not only must he keep up his lands on shoestring funds, his tenants are struggling with famine and his neighbors are being driven out of their homes by money-hungry landlords.
The bright, compassionate, fiery lass sent to rusticate next door is unexpectedly one of Anthony's biggest problems. He's falling in love with her, but she doesn't share the Christian faith that's his foundation -- not to mention he's been misleading her about who he really is. For the truth-loving Verity, his deception may prove unforgivable.
The tangled web these two have woven may spell disaster for their happiness -- and for the tenants of Dungally.
This final volume in the Daughters of Aynsley trilogy will delight the many readers of Miller's best-selling books, as well as fans of Julie Klassen and Sarah Ladd, and all those looking for clean, wholesome romance set in the Scottish lowlands.
What a fitting finale to the Daughters of Aynsley trilogy! Carolyn Miller actually wrote Misleading Miss Verity long before the other two books (It was actually one of her first novels, written at the same time as The Elusive Miss Ellison). It is rich in wit and grace, bringing the Scottish lowlands to life with a heartwarming story.
Verity... wow, I loved her as a main character so much. She pulled me in and made me root for her in a way that her sisters in books 1 and 2 failed to do. Her hoydenish ways are born out of a lifetime of cruelly misunderstanding parents and their lies telling her she is a mistake, and I loved her humor and spunk in spite of it all! She was indomitable and yet fragile and vulnerable all at the same time -- so real. Also, her journey in realizing how God regards all of His children as equal and precious was compelling.
Anthony Jardine's story was unique, and his gentlemanliness made me smile again and again. Both characters had witty dialogue down to an art, and I chuckled out loud more than once. The way he comes to love Verity was a sweet example of Christ-like love, with his protectiveness and tender pursuit. (Though he was not without his dunderheaded mistakes!)
As with several others of this author's books, the story had a bit of a slow start, and I wasn't fully in love with it until the halfway point. But if you love the Regency era and/or Scotland, or just want to enjoy an adorable love story, give Verity and Anthony a chance to win your heart. You'll be cheering out loud for them by the last chapter!
Besides, can you go wrong with two hidden identities, a pure romance, adventures in an old castle, and a dose of spicy wit? I think not!
Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. Together with her husband she has pastored a church for ten years, and worked as a public high school English and Learning and Support teacher.
A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer’s 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. Her Regency novels include The Elusive Miss Ellison, The Captivating Lady Charlotte, The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey, Winning Miss Winthrop, Miss Serena's Secret, and The Making of Mrs. Hale, all available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Koorong, etc
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*I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of the Kregel Publications Blog Tour program. All opinions expressed here are my own. I was not required to give a positive review.*