Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
The Elusive Miss Ellison
by: Carolyn Miller
I LOVE this book so much. You know when you pick up book 1 to a series and you’re completely unsure how you will like the book, and then you read the book in one sitting and realize you have just found yourself an author you will follow for life? Yeah, that is exactly how I felt with this book. Because I felt this way, The Elusive Miss Ellison will always be my most favorite of Carolyn’s novels. Every time I see this book’s cover I just cannot help myself, I have to fangirl a little.
I highly recommend this novel if you have not already read it. Carolyn Miller is one of the BEST Regency-era writers today. I will read everything she writes, including her shopping list because I am sure it is masterfully penned! LOL!
About the Book
Pride, prejudice, and forgiveness…
Hampton Hall’s new owner has the villagers of St. Hampton Heath all aflutter–all except Lavinia Ellison. The reverend’s daughter cares for those who are poor and sick, and the seventh Earl of Hawkesbury definitely does not meet that criterion. His refusal to take his responsibilities seriously, or even darken the door of the church, leave her convinced he is as arrogant and reckless as his brother–his brother who stole the most important person in Lavinia’s world.
Nicholas Stamford is shadowed by guilt: his own, his brother’s, the legacy of war. A perfunctory visit to this dreary part of Gloucestershire wasn’t supposed to engage his heart or his mind. Challenged by Miss Ellison’s fascinating blend of Bluestocking opinions, hoydenish behavior, and angelic voice, he finds the impossible becoming possible–he begins to care. But Lavinia’s aloof manner, society’s opposition, and his ancestral obligations prove most frustrating until scandal forces them to get along.
Can Lavinia and Nicholas look beyond painful pasts and present prejudice to see their future? And what will happen when Lavinia learns a family secret that alters everything she’s ever known?
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
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