Four Stars, Low Language, Low Violence, Moderate Religion, Moderate Romance

Hard Things

Exactly two weeks ago I did a really hard thing. Without getting to preachy or personal, I don’t know how I could do hard things without God. I love books that subtly show that same concept. I love watching characters overcome obstacles, and realize that anything is possible. Miss Serena’s Secret  by Carolyn Miller was released today, but was sent to me at the exact time that I needed it. The novel has a beautiful balance of faith and romance.

Miss Serena's Secret (Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope) by [Miller, Carolyn]

“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.” 

The topics are a little heavy, but Carolyn Miller handled them delicately helping to inspire and move you. She had strong characters with well developed backgrounds. She molded them and changed them so well through out the whole novel.

Though I felt the plot was a little heavy in places, it was really well written, and the characters captivating enough to keep me engaged in the few places the plot seemed a bit long.

Overall a intriguing story about overcoming hard things and being your best self, which is really what life is all about.


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