Friday, December 6, 2019

Review: "Misleading Miss Verity" by Carolyn Miller

I'm so glad that Carolyn Miller seems to be a quick writer—as soon as I finish one of her books, I'm ready to pick up the next!

Verity Hatherleigh has a mind of her own—but her actions do not impress her viscount papa. When she gets into one scrape too many, he sends her off to the wilds of Scotland to rethink her headstrong ways.

Anthony Jardine relished his role as curate, but his new duties as laird of Dungally aren’t always to his liking. Though he thought his new inheritance would be a blessing, somehow he’s finding nothing but trouble on these estates. And the intelligent, compassionate, feisty lass who was sent to rusticate in his territory is one of the biggest problems. He’s falling in love with her, but she doesn’t share the faith that’s his foundation—not to mention he’s been lying to her about who he really is. For the truth-loving Verity, that may be unforgivable.

The tangled web these two have woven may spell disaster for their happiness—and for the tenants of Dungally.

Misleading Miss Verity is the story of Verity Hatherleigh, the youngest daughter of Lord Aynsley, and I think it's the best book in the series. Not only did I love Verity—her spunk, her drive for equality, her care for others, her penchant for finding trouble—but I also appreciated that Miller made her vast regency world a little smaller by exiling Verity to Scotland for most of the book! Miller gave us a brand new cast of characters (for the most part), and the fact that most were not titled made it much easier to keep everyone straight.

Anthony and Verity's romance is full of obstacles, yet it's also so fun! The banter between the two is so humorous and flirtatious and enjoyable. And I really liked the supporting characters, especially Verity's best friend Helena, Helena's young brother Benjamin, and Anthony's friend/steward Mac.

As is common of a Miller novel, the faith thread in Misleading Miss Verity is strong but not overbearing. And, as usual, I came away from Miller's book with things to ponder about my own spiritual walk.

While this is the third book in the Daughters of Aynsley series, you could easily read it without having read the others. (I think this is the first time I can truly say that about a Miller novel!) The hours I spent reading Misleading Miss Verity were pure delight, and I highly recommend it to fans of regency romance! 5 stars.

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Read my reviews of Miller's The Elusive Miss Ellison (4 stars), The Captivating Lady Charlotte (4-1/2 stars), The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey (5 stars), Winning Miss Winthrop (5 stars), Miss Serena's Secret (4-1/2 stars), The Making of Mrs. Hale (3-1/2 stars), A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh (4 stars), and Underestimating Miss Cecilia (4-1/2 stars).

Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free for review from from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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