Historical Fiction, Review

Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller

Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller is the story of a reformed rogue and the lady-next-door with an incurable crush. This novel delivers sincere depth and heart! 

about the book

Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller 

Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller

(Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley book 2)

Shy, sweet Cecilia Hatherleigh has always been in love with Edward Amherst, the boy next door. Yet he’s never seen her as anything but the quiet girl in the background as he flirts with the other vivacious women of the ton.

When a near tragedy brings Edward’s attention to his family duties, this prodigal son decides he needs to settle down with a proper wife. Cecilia hopes to convince him to choose her—but God may want her to forget the wayward nobleman and put her future in His hands alone.

These two try to find their way toward happiness, but prejudice, political riots, and the changing face of England’s societal structures begin to block them at every turn. Can their struggles turn to triumph—or will their paths permanently diverge?

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my thoughts

I am a firm believer that all properly reformed rogues should get a happily ever after! The innocent moony-eyed young lady next-door is simply begging for the leading role in that HEA, right?! What I thought was sure to be a sweet yet predictable plot spun my reader heart for a loop and challenged me to examine my own relationships as well.

Sweet Miss Cece reminded me that while it’s truly wonderful to be loyal and optimistically devoted to the one you love, doing so with a heavenly focus is our ultimate goal. God’s will and His glory trump our happily ever afters, my friends! Edward’s genuine repentance doesn’t cause his life to fall into perfect alignment and walking with him as he endured the consequences of his actions flooded my heart with compassion.

The story of Underestimating Miss Cecilia is told with extraordinary depth and heart. I am a devoted fan of Carolyn Miller’s unapologetic approach to faith, life, and all the struggles and triumphs her characters (and the rest of us) encounter. This book is one of my special favorites and I’ve found the entire Regency Brides saga thus far to be completely delightful and often heart-changing.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. Together with her husband she has pastored a church for ten years, and worked as a public high school English and Learning and Support teacher.

A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer’s Regency era, Carolyn holds a BA in English Literature and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives. She loves reading, music, films, gardens, art, travel and international food, and really enjoy creating worlds where flawed people can grow in faith, hope and love.

Her Regency novels include The Elusive Miss Ellison, The Captivating Lady Charlotte, The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey, Winning Miss WinthropMiss Serena’s SecretThe Making of Mrs. Hale, A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh, Underestimating Miss Cecilia, and Misleading Miss Verity, all published by Kregel Publications.

Carolyn is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.

Visit her website or connect with Carolyn on facebooktwitter, or instagram! 


Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley series

A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh by Carolyn Miller Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller Misleading Miss Verity by Carolyn Miller


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: A Legacy of Grace series

The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller


Let me know if you’ll be adding Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller to your tbr!
Are you a fan of Regency romance?

1 thought on “Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller”

  1. Oh yay Beth! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely review. I so appreciate you – and your love for unapologetic Christian fiction! Xx


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