Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Read with Audra Blog Tour: Dusk's Darkest Shores by Carolyn Miller

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.” 

 How can a meek wallflower help a returning war hero whose dreams are plunged into darkness? 

 Mary Bloomfield has no illusions. Her chances for matrimony have long since passed her by. Still, her circumstances are pleasant enough, especially now that she has found purpose in assisting her father with his medical practice in England's beautiful Lake District. Even without love, it's a peaceful life. 

 That is until Adam Edgerton returns to the sleepy district. This decorated war hero did not arrive home to acclaim and rest, but to a new battle against the repercussions of an insidious disease. Mary's caring nature cannot stand to see someone suffer--but how can she help this man see any brightness in his future when he's plunged into melancholic darkness, his dreams laid waste by his condition? 

 Adam wants no charity, but he's also no coward. If this gentle woman can work hard, how can he do less? Together they struggle to find a way forward for him. Frustration and antipathy slowly develop into friendship and esteem. Then a summer storm atop a mountain peak leads to scandal--and both Mary and Adam must search the depths of their closed hearts for answers if they hope to find any future path with happiness at its end. 

 Best-selling author Carolyn Miller is back with a fresh series that will not only thrill readers eager for more of her work, but bring in new fans looking for beautiful writing, fascinating research, deftly woven love stories, and real faith lived out in the Regency period.

 I really enjoy Regency Era books and Carolyn Miller is one of my favorite Regency Authors. Her newest book, Dusk's Darkest Shores is the first book in a new series, Regency Wallflowers. 

The setting is England in 1811. Mary Bloomfield truly believes that she will never marry  as she is already 29yrs old. She is living her purpose as she assists her Father with his Medical Practice. Adam Edgerton, returns home from war and is battling depression due to an incurable disease he has. Adam is a friend of her brothers. Mary decides to take on the care of Adam and give him encouragement and support during this time of depression. Adam believes his dreams will never come to life. Mary loves to show God's love to all she meets and she is determined to show Adam that despite all he is going through, God has a plan for him. Mary and Adam are spending more and more together and it seems they are also both becoming more interested in one another. Does God's plan for Adam include a relationship with Mary? Is Mary about to have a wish of being a wife come true? Does the support and help from Mary lift Adam's spirits and give him hope?

I really enjoyed this book from the first page. Mary is at a place in life where she has found her purpose and doesn't dwell on the fact that she isn't married. Adam, a war hero, is feeling out of place due to an incurable disease and the depression of the after effects of war. I found myself really engrossed in the story. The book is about contentment, following God's plan even when you are uncertain about life. I also appreciate the Biblical truth within the book. Sweet Regency Romance book! GREAT BOOK! 

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, or find her on Facebook (Carolyn Miller Author)Instagram (@CarolynMillerAuthor), and Twitter (@CarolynMAuthor)

The fun prize pack inspired by the book and its English setting includes: 
- a copy of Dusk’s Darkest Shores
- a canvas bag to carry your latest reads
- a fun pair of Jane Austen socks
- Novel Teas’ English Breakfast tea
- “Drink tea, read books, and be happy” tea spoon
- “Let your faith be bigger than your fear” mug
- Black currant preserves from England
- Wax Lyrical candle from England


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