by Carolyn Miller
- Series: Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope (Book 1)
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Kregel Publications (March 27, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0825445337
- ISBN-13: 978-0825445330
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Years ago, the man who stole Catherine Winthrop’s heart rejected her–and she’s never recovered from the grief. Now tragedy has brought him back into her life. This time it isn’t her heart he’s taking, it’s her home and her family’s good name.
Jonathan Carlew’s serious demeanor and connection to trade, not to mention the rumors surrounding his birth, have kept him from being a favorite of the ladies, or their parents. Now, suddenly landed and titled, he finds himself with plenty of prospects. But his demanding society responsibilities keep pressing him into service to the one woman who captured his heart long ago–and then ran off with it.
These two broken hearts must decide whether their painful past and bitter present will be all they can share, or if forgiveness can provide a path to freedom for the future.
Set in the sumptuous salons of Bath, Regency England’s royal breeding ground for gossip, Winning Miss Winthrop is the first volume in the Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope series. Fans of the wholesome and richly drawn first series won’t want to miss this new set of characters–or appearances by their old favorites.
My favorite book of all time is Persuasion, and Winning Miss Winthrop reminds me somewhat of it.
Catherine Winthrop and Jonathan Carlew fell in love but ended their relationship after a misunderstanding. Years later they are forced back together when Jonathan becomes Lord Winthrop.
The characters in this book had a number of misunderstandings and a lot of that stemmed from their lack of communication. They also assumed way too many things. If they had just been better at communicating, it would have cleared up a lot of things.
I liked the main characters, however, I do wish there were more interactions between Catherine and Jonathan.
The next book in the series is Miss Serena’s Secret (Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope #2) which I am looking forward to. I am even more excited to read The Making of Mrs. Hale (Regency Brides: Promise of Hope #3).