Saturday, July 7, 2018

Book Review - Miss Serena's Secret


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.

Then the lady's art leads her to London infamy. Now Henry must choose between the life mapped out for him as the earl apparent and the love of his life. And Serena's secret may mean the end of his titled family line.

This second novel in a new series by internationally popular author Carolyn Miller is full of the rich historical detail and evocative writing her readers enjoy. The witty banter will continue to draw in fans of Jane Austen, Sarah Ladd, and Julie Klassen.


I'm an Inspirational Regency romance author who lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia with my husband and four children. I love reading (especially Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer), music, films, gardens, art, travel and food. I really enjoy creating worlds where flawed people can grow in faith, hope and love.


This is such an enjoyable book. I loved the characters, the setting, and the story of redemption so much I stayed up all night finishing it!

I really loved Serena and how she used her art to glorify God. Her absorption in her art is something I could relate to and I liked how the author really showed her heart and mind as she painted or didn't paint. This was very realistic, in my opinion, because artistic people really need to create. I also thought how her self-condemnation of herself was so realistic, too. It made her so real!

Henry was likable from the beginning, but he became even more so as the story went on. It was wonderful seeing him transform as he committed himself to God. He falters and stumbles along the way but this made it so relate-able because we all do this sometimes in our walk with God.

Another thing I liked about this story was how the author described things so beautifully, I felt as though I were there. I could imagine the valley and the houses as I read. It was like I was there!

This is a beautiful romance and a story of what happens when we trust God and allow Him to transform our life. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it! I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Kregel Tours through NetGalley

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Excellent review! I love Carolyn Miller's novels! This is one I'm longing to read and review also! :) Thank you for sharing!


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