ABOUT THE BOOK
Can real love grow between a wallflower and an unrepentant rogue?
Sarah Drayton is eager to spend time with her best friend at her crumbling Northumberland castle estate. Matrimony is the last thing on her mind and the last thing she expects to be faced with on a holiday. Yet she finds herself being inveigled into a marriage of convenience with her friend's rakish brother.
When James Langley returns to his family's estate, he can't be bothered to pay attention to his responsibilities as the heir. War is raging and he wants only distraction, not serious tethers. But his roguish ways have backed him into a corner, and he has little choice but to obey his father's stunning decree: marry before returning to war, or else. Suddenly he finds himself wedded to a clever and capable woman he does not love.
Sarah craves love and a place to belong, neither of which James offered before returning to the battlefront. Now everyone around her thinks she married above her station, and they have no intention of rewarding her for such impertinence. It isn't until her husband returns from war seemingly changed that she begins to hope they may find real happiness. But can she trust that this rake has truly reformed?
When tragedy strikes, this pair must learn to trust God and his plans. Will they be destroyed . . . or will they discover that even in the darkest depths of night, the morning still holds hope?
'He was injured, and had been traveling for days, only to arrive home and discover his unwanted wife had an unexpected child. No wonder his first reaction had been one of anger and confusion.'
The fact that Sarah Drayton Langley can feel sympathy for her uncaring husband shows just how special she is. Sarah has been trapped in a loveless, arranged marriage and she's often treated with disrespect because she's from a lower class, but she still manages to maintain a positive attitude most of the time. Can this be because Sarah considers herself as being loved by God? If only her husband James could have that same assurance!
Midnight's Budding Morrow is the touching story of two very different people who find love despite their social class issues. Author Carolyn Miller poignantly shows a journey that is plagued by grief and depression, and 'forged by fire', but she also shares the dramatic change that can come from believing in a Higher Power. Hope, joy, and grace are all major themes and I highly recommend this book to fans of Christian Regency romance.
I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications via I Read with Audra Blog Tours. There was no obligation for a positive review and I am voluntarily sharing my thoughts.
Carolyn Miller is an inspirational romance author who 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 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. She enjoys music, films, gardens, art, travel, and food.
Miller’s novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers.
Learn more about Carolyn at www.carolynmillerauthor.com
ABOUT THE SERIES
While most stories set in Regency England focus on the rich, the young, and the beautiful, award-winning author Carolyn Miller decided she wanted to give readers something different for a change. Her new Regency Wallflowers series follows the commoners, away from the hustle and bustle of 1810s London, out in the Lake District of England. She tells the stories of women who are slightly older and have few prospects for marriage, women who might be considered “wallflowers.”
Midnight’s Budding Morrow is the second book in the Regency Wallflowers series. The first book in the series is Dusk’s Darkest Shores.
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