Winning Miss Winthrop
by Carolyn Miller
Series: Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope #1
Published by Kregel Publications
Publication Date March 27, 2018
Genres: Historical Fiction, Clean Romance, Christian Fiction
Setting: England Regency Era – UK – 1795 – 1837
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Catherine Winthrop has cried out to God too many times to count. Years ago, the man who stole her heart rejected her--and she's never recovered. 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--and she has no one to share her grief.
Jonathan Carlew's life may look enviable from the outside--wealthy, handsome, landed--but the mystery surrounding his birth has shadowed his entire life. Now as he ascends to the barony, fresh challenges await, including a scheming mama who wants him to embrace power, even at the cost of losing love. How can he remain the kind, honorable man he strives to be and still meet the demands of his new society responsibilities?
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 Carolyn Miller's new series. Fans of the wholesome and richly drawn first series won’t want to miss this new set of characters.
I would like to thank Netgalley for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
The two main characters, Jonathan and Catherine, tell the story of Winning Miss Winthrop. I have seen this done well and I’ve seen it done poorly. In this story, I loved seeing the way each of the characters saw the situations, especially the vastly different ways they saw Jonathan’s mother.
I was touched by Catherine’s plight – the way she lost her home to the man she lost her heart to and then had to watch as he began to court another woman. The circumstances that separated Jonathan and Catherine and continued to draw them together and yet keep them apart made sense.