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The Making of Mrs. Hale by Carolyn Miller: FLF

Happy Friday, reader friends! I’m back after December’s little FLF hiatus with one of my favorite books from 2018, The Making of Mrs. Hale by Carolyn Miller!


The Making of Mrs. Hale by Carolyn Miller

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Julia Hale lifted a weary hand and rapped on the yellow painted door. Please let him be in. Please!


The Making of Mrs. Hale by Carolyn Miller is hands down one of my top five favorite books of last year and the story deeply touched my heart.


gold star review

Readers will be swept up by the soul-stirring message of hope, forgiveness, and grace reflected in this third book of the Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope series. Within the first year of their elopement, the Hales are barreling through traditional vows like a checklist, richer and poorer, sickness and health, even narrowly escaping the parting by death bit. The stark contrast of desperation and tender budding faith in the depths of their shipwrecked lives lend Thomas and Julia’s characters a rare authentic and tangible quality. The Making of Mrs. Hale reminds readers to bask in the richness of God’s extravagant love.

I wrote this unpaid review, originally featured by Hope By The Book magazine. It is my honest opinion.


Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope series

Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller Miss Serena's Secret by Carolyn Miller The Making of Mrs Hale by Carolyn Miller


Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley series

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18 thoughts on “The Making of Mrs. Hale by Carolyn Miller: FLF”

  1. Hi! Happy Friday.

    I shared the first couple of lines from my current read, The Au Pair by Emma Rous. I am currently 40% in so I will share the first line of chapter 12 here instead.

    October/November 1991
    When Alex dropped Ruth home after their lunch date, she went directly to her bedroom claiming a headache. I’d been making flapjacks with Edwin and Joel, and I chewed on a crispy corner piece as I watched the yellow car glide away down the lane. I guessed from Ruth’s headache that her outing with Alex hadn’t been a success.

    Hope you enjoy that. Happy weekend!


  2. I’ve seen so much about this book on the web. I read her first novel, but nothing since. I guess I need to get on the reading ball!

    On my blog I shared the first line from We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels. Here I will share from Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble — “Bailey Fleming glanced out her patient’s window into the parking lot, but the swirling snow obscured all but the dim glow of the streetlamp.”


  3. “Those frozen daiquiri, so well beaten as it is, looks like the sea where the wave falls aways formt he bow of a ship when she is dong thirty knots.”
    Ernest Hemingway, “Island in the Stream”
    Some days you can take the temperature of our island’s anxiety by reading the column in the “Key West Citizen” called “Citizen’s Voice”.
    DEATH ON THE MENU by Lucy Burdette
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Until I Met You: Brides of Seattle Prequel” by Kimberly Rose Johnson:

    “Early Saturday morning, Brandi Prescott held her latte in one hand and opened the door to leave her favorite coffee shop in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle.”


  5. Happy Friday! I’m sharing the first line of the ‘First January’ diary entry from D.E. Stevenson’s Mrs. Tim of the Regiment on my blog today. So here I’ll share the beginning of the ‘Tenth January’ entry:

    “Meet Nora Watt on my way home from church. She has been lying in wait for me. We agree that the sermon was slightly dull, but that the singing has improved. I see Grace hovering about but there is no escape from Nora.”


  6. Happy Friday! Today on my blog I’m featuring My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge by Pepper Basham but it’s also my next read so I don’t have an extra line to share yet. Hope you have a great weekend!


  7. Happy New Year!

    My first lines come from a book I’m reading now, The Marriage Bargain by Stephanie Dees….

    Cameron Quinn looked around the tiny town of Red Hill Springs. Big pots of pansies, twinkle lights in the trees lining the streets……apparently the basketball team at the local high school was doing well this year–the storefronts were full of team spirit. It had charm, he guessed, if you were a person who liked that down-home kind of stuff.

    He wasn’t.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!??


  8. Loved this book!

    Happy Friday!

    Today, on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Chasing Someday by Crystal Walton. I’m currently on chapter 24, so I will leave the first line from there.

    “Chase sat back in one of the wicker chairs Mom insisted he own, cradled his guitar in his lap, and watched the fireflies hail the end of a long day.”

    It’s such a good book. I’m loving it. ?

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time. ?❤?


  9. It was a great read, wasn’t it? And I’m so glad you finally got your magazine! Yay!

    I’m featuring a non-fiction book on my blog this week–A Light So Lovely (about Madeleine L’Engle)–but I’m also about to dive into Stratagem by Robin Caroll, so here’s the first line:

    “According to your estimation, she has eight minutes to figure out she can’t open the door unless her employee uses the key he got in the last room.”

    Have a great weekend!


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