A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh
A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh

A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh

by Carolyn Miller

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ISBN-13: 9780825445897
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Series: Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley Series , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 227,058
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. She is married, with four gorgeous children, who all love to read (and write!).

A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's novels have won a number of Romance Writers of American (RWA) and American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) contests as well as the Australian Omega Christian Writers Award. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers. Her favourite authors are classics like Jane Austen (of course!), Georgette Heyer, and Agatha Christie, but she also enjoys contemporary authors like Susan May Warren and Becky Wade.

Her stories are fun and witty, yet also deal with real issues, such as dealing with forgiveness, the nature of really loving versus 'true love', and other challenges we all face at different times.

Her books include:
Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace
The Elusive Miss Ellison
The Captivating Lady Charlotte
The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey

Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope
Winning Miss Winthrop

Miss Serena's Secret
The Making of Mrs. Hale

Regency Bride: Daughers of Aynsley
A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh
Underestimating Miss Cecilia
Misleading Miss Verity

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A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Bookish_Brittany 23 hours ago
The first in a new Regency Brides series, this book begins the stories of the Aynsley sisters as they try to find love in the midst of difficult circumstances and the proud upper echelon of London society. Caroline, the oldest Aynsley sister, is sent to her grandmother's house by the seashore when her longtime friend Ned Amherst is embroiled in a scandal. At first, Caroline is upset and bored, but she soon makes friends with Emma and Gideon Kirby and ends up spending a great deal of time with them. However, all is not as it appears, and Emma has a debilitating illness that gets worse over time and they seem to be hiding from someone. As she grows closer to Gideon, Caroline begins to fall in love with him, in spite of the fact that her parents wouldn't approve. Soon Caroline finds herself in the midst of dangerous events, and she must learn to trust God and allow Him to protect her and her friends. I absolutely loved this new book from Carolyn Miller! It was so unique and atmospheric that it made me feel like I was at the beach near the cliffside in England. The scientific and archaeological nature of this book was fascinating, and the biblical truths presented were clear and relevant. The domestic violence issue was addressed in a heartbreaking and realistic way that made my stomach twist with nausea, and I found myself with tears in my eyes more than once. Aidan provided some much needed comical relief (he was one of my favorites), and the romance between Gideon and Caroline was sweet and heart wrenching. One of the scenes at the end of the book left me gasping and on the edge of my seat in suspense, and the scene at the very end was one of the most beautiful scenes I've ever read in Christian fiction. I highly recommend this book and all of Carolyn Miller's books. She is one of the best Christian fiction writers today, in my opinion. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and the author. A positive review was not required, and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Oh my goodness!!! I think I say this every time, but this is my new favorite book by Carolyn Miller! Soo good. I just loved the characters-I always walk away from Carolyn’s books wishing her characters were my real life friends. If you are a fan of Sarah M. Eden, you will quickly be a fan of Carolyn Miller!! Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
jcservantslave 2 days ago
Ms. Miller has done it once again! With each novel she releases, I am reminded of why her books are amongst my favorites. With a depth of character, transporting descriptions, and a beautiful story of redemption and relying on God, "A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh" is another fine addition to Author Carolyn Miller's Regency Brides Collection and begs to be read and treasured! This story is chock-full of adventures, mystery, and danger, while still maintaining an incredible adherence to Regency-era historical accuracy. Caroline Hatherleigh's struggle with adhering to or disregarding society's rules wavers back and forth. They were made to protect one's reputation, were they not? But how can this sense of one man's life being more important than another's be right? And how can the concealment of love towards fellow human beings be beneficial for anyone? I am, once more, amazed by Ms. Miller's work and am looking forward to reading her next release, "Underestimating Miss Cecilia". Also (I'm not gonna spoil the ending for you, but) I'm DYING to learn more about Miss Verity and what the author has in store for HER!
SBMC 2 days ago
“How did one keep a friend, anyway? Friendship seemed a delicate balance of openness about oneself whilst showing interest in others.” I have been a fan of Carolyn Miller’s writing since her debut novels in A Legacy of Grace series and each book just gets better and better. Her newest release, A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh -the first book in the Daughters of Aynsley series, is captivating with its melodic lovely prose and witty clever dialogue. The pomp and circumstance of Regency era England is so vividly captured in the pages and you can almost feel and taste the coast as Gideon and Caroline become acquainted in a small seaside village. The plot is intricately woven and well laid-out, with just enough intrigue and mystery to keep the pages turning. And the characters! Caroline starts out as a selfish, self-absorbed, self-righteous eldest daughter of Viscount Aynsley who is only looking for a husband. Sent away to stay with her grandmother, Caroline begins to see the world in a completely different way and learns about true friendship and faith. Gideon is a scientist, searching for fossils during this Regency era and attempting to reconcile his faith with science and the unfortunate circumstances of his and his family’s life. Gideon is steadfast, loyal to a fault, gentle, humble, and so tender. Their faith journey, especially Caroline’s, is amazing and heart-warming to behold. No spoilers here, but the last big scene of the book gave me shivers from Caroline’s beautifully spiritual perspective. If you’re a fan of Regency romance, you will absolutely love this book. I can’t wait for the next book when we’ll meet Caroline’s younger sister Cecily! I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications and the author and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
Librarycataloger 3 days ago
This new book from author Carolyn Miller affected so many of my emotions. It made me laugh at its humor; it made me "swoon" when Caroline and Gideon were discovering each other romantically; it frustrated me with the gossip that was so rampant and it angered me when Gideon's sister Emma was suffering abuse from her husband, Lord Pratt. But most of all, this book inspired me because it showed how no one is complete until they have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Caroline Hatherleigh seemed to have it all. She was the daughter of Viscount Aynsley and enjoyed the perks of the uppercrust society in 1818 London. It is, however, her visit with her grandmother in south Devonshire that shows Caroline just how shallow her life really is. It is there in that coastal village that she finds true friendship and a chance at everlasting love. Caroline meets Emma Kirby and her brother Gideon and, even though they apparently aren't arisotcrats, they both possess an inner peace and a strong faith that only comes from believing in God and in prayer. Gideon is a research scientist and his passion is searching for fossils but this doesn't detract from his belief that God was responsible for all of Creation. Emma is very fragile and her health is very uncertain but she still trusts that God will see her through. The Kirby's influence and a dangerous cave accident show Caroline that she herself needs a relationship with a Higher Power. Miller's explanation of Caroline's acceptance of Jesus Christ is one of the most moving accounts of conversion that I have ever read! As Caroline wonders if God would even hear her prayers, she hears a voice that can only be God saying "Trust me". As she ponders "Oh, how wretched she was. Oh, how she needed hope. Oh, how she needed forgiveness" (p. 231) Caroline finally tells God "I know I am not good enough, but I believe that Jesus Christ's death paid for my sin, and that You will forgive me. Please help me trust You, help me to understand what you want me to do." (p.232) The mention of smugglers, domestic abuse, and the discovery of a rare ancient fossil aren't topics normally discussed in a Regency novel but Miller has been able to weave them into this wonderful story of a young woman who discovers that one's social standing has nothing to do with one's value as a human being. A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh is the first book in the Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley series and I believe that this may be Miller's best book yet! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Regency romance and Christian fiction. I received a complimentary copy from the author and Kregel Publications but my review is voluntary.
Tessaboo 3 days ago
I was so completely immersed in this story that I didn’t want it to end! Carolyn Miller has written a wonderful story with very engaging characters, a bit of danger, a touch of humor, and a whole lot of heart! My favorite part of this story is how Caroline grows and changes once she realizes that God wants to be the center of her life. It’s one of the most believable transformations that I’ve read! I also really loved her sweet relationship with Emma, who is Gideon’s sister. Gideon is a wonderful character! He lives a faithful life in both word and deed. I love how he sacrificed things in his life to help Emma and keep her safe. I would love to read Emma’s full story! This is book 1 of the Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley series. Looking forward to reading the next story! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Move over, Miss Jane Austen! Author Carolyn Miller wondrously draws you into Regency England through intriguing characters, a compelling plot, and plenty of mystery and romance. Miss Caroline Hatherleigh is the daughter of a viscount and likes her proper place in society and the rules that go along with it. However, when she meets fossil hunter Mr. Gideon Kirby, everything changes. The thing I like the most about Ms. Miller's books is the fact that she asks the hard questions and is willing to explore the answers to those questions about faith and the things we grew up believing. In A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh, the young miss finds more than one hero in this story. She finds both a man to love and respect and a God who saves her soul. I was blessed to receive a review copy of this book from Carolyn Miller and Kregel Publications. All opinions are my own.
Melissa Andres 3 days ago
A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh's pages are filled with adventure, intrigue, romance, friendship, and love. The historical detail about fossil-finders during the early 1800's is incredible. Ms. Miller made it, not only informative, but interesting. There's also a wonderful faith thread that I thoroughly enjoyed. Seeing how God used Caroline Hatherleigh's friendship with siblings Gideon and Emma Kirby to bring her to Himself was fun to read. This is a very well researched, well written story by the amazing Carolyn Miller. I was completely drawn in and entertained. And the best part...book 2 comes out July 23, 2019! I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are my own.
Nicole-H 4 days ago
In Regency England, there are society rules that must be followed. Miss Caroline Hatherleigh, the daughter of Viscount Aynsley, has always tried to follow them. When a slip puts her in a potentially bad light, she is sent to spend some time with her grandmother in Devonshire. While there she meets a fossil-hunting scientist and his sister, who cause her to take a new look at the world around her, including God. She has never really had a relationship with God before; church is more of an obligation. Gideon Kirby and his sister Emma are also hiding in Devonshire. It’s convenient, because no one there knows them and he is able to indulge in fossil-hunting. He is hoping to find an ichthyosaurus fossil and make a name for himself in the world of science. He also loves God, and has an appreciation for the world God made. He finds himself falling for Caroline, even though he shouldn’t if he is to protect his sister. Complicating matters are the smugglers that frequent the beaches and caves along the coast, the same areas that Gideon is searching for fossils. And it seems as if his sister’s secret has been discovered, which could be very dangerous to the both of them. They aren’t out of the reach of society either, and a scandal may ruin everything. My review: I loved this story. At the beginning, I found Caroline a little on the snobbish side, but grew to love her spunk and personality as the story developed. I especially liked that she realized her need of a personal relationship with God, and that it wasn’t just a matter of obligation. She grew during her time in Devonshire, but she still had a hard time admitting her true feelings. Gideon struck me as a true hero. He was always trying to do the right thing, the honorable thing, the noble thing, even at a personal cost to himself. But he was still passionate about his love of science, and I appreciated that because I love science myself. He was torn about what he should do, which I can definitely relate to. He also had a hard time admitting his feelings. I loved how the story came together, and I can’t wait to read the next story in this series. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Regency novels, and I would have no problem letting my daughters read this sweet story. I received a copy from the author and publisher, but the opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
Virginiaw 4 days ago
I loved the romance and the science. I loved that Gideon loved looking for fossils. I loved how Caroline grew up throughout this story. She became a much better person by the end. I enjoyed learning each of the secrets that Gideon and Emma have. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
blueyz1962 4 days ago
Carolyn Miller just hit one out of the park. I love this story about two people falling in love and growing within themselves, and , of course, finding God. Miss Caroline Hatherleigh is a stickler for following society's rules to the letter until she meets Gideon Kirby, an undergroundologist in south Devonshire to look for fossils along the beach. There is an immediate attachment that draws them together and Caroline pushes society's rules aside temporarily to speak to Gideon without benefit of a proper introduction. Her maid is mortified! From there she meets Gideon's ailing sister and they become fast friends. But then there is a mysterious stranger in town no one seems to know and in this town, they take care of their own, which includes Gideon and his sister, as well as Caroline now. Who is this stranger and what is he up to? Will things work out for Gideon and Caroline, or is she just a complication in his life? What is the secret Gideon and his sister have that they can't share with Caroline? As Caroline spends more time with Gideon and his sister, she has more unanswered questions about God and His part in her life. Does God really exist and why can't anyone see Him? Caroline finds it hard to believe in something/someone she cannot see. Will it take a disaster to bring Caroline to God? If you like clean, Christian, historical romance, you will love, love, love this one. It has romance, spirituality, secrets, danger and intrigue. This story is well written and the characters are wonderful in their growth. Pick up a copy as fast as you an and Enjoy! I received a review copy of this book from Carolyn Miller and Kregel Publications; all opinions in my review are my own.
Carol-Kelley 4 days ago
Excited to read another wonderful book from Carolyn Miller: A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh and the first book of a new series. Lovely characters and an interesting and different style of a Regency story. The hero, Gideon Kirby whose love of science has him in search of a particular fossil. He and his sister are also trying to stay hidden and out of the sight. He meets the lovely Miss Hatherleigh who is been sent to stay with her grandmother because of her friends scandalous behavior. Romance, danger and a scandal. Can they stay safe and learn to overcome their differences? Ms. Miller writes a lovely story, I can't wait for more in this series. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
KaileyBechtel 4 days ago
Review Carolyn Miller has done it again! She has written another excellent regency story! I absolutely loved it! This is one of those books that I wanted to read quickly so I could find out what was going to happen, but I paced myself so I could savor the entire story. I really like that you get a taste of the gospel without it sounding preachy. Carolyn Miller’s books kind of remind me of Jane Austen’s books. I love it! I highly recommend this for fans of Michelle Griep and Sarah Ladd. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
Sara Cooper 4 days ago
A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh - What would a brother do to protect his sister? What would a girl do to project her new friend? How do Science and God intermix? These are just some of the questions that are answered in this book. Miss Hatherleigh, Caroline, is sent to live with her grandmama after a scandal involving an acquaintance. While there she befriends Mr. Kirby and his sister, Emma. Mr. Kirby and his sister are in the town to search for fossils. Mr. Kirby is trying to make the connection between fossils and God. They are also there to hide from Lord Pratt, Emma's husband. Caroline goes on many adventures with the Kirbys. On one such adventure, scandal arises. Will Caroline and Mr. Kirby be able to withstand the scandal? Will Caroline find that her trust needs to be in God or will her pride keep her from true happiness? Regency has found a winner with this author. Carolyn Miller has done an amazing job of writing books that are wonderful and that are accurately portrayed in the time period. I loved her character development. She had romance, intrigue, and the gospel message. This is the first book of this series and I can't wait to read about Cecilia and Verity. I was given this book from the publisher. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
RachsRamblings 4 days ago
“Oh how she needed him, needed His help. ‘God forgive me.’ “ 3.5 A beautiful regency read with some true scientific history woven into the plot as well as other historical events. The characters are truly lovable. It is really a nice easy beach read which the cover does a good job of suggesting. I truly love the faith theme in the book as well. Hearing of other characters that I’ve learned to love in other series was an added delight. I received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. It seems sometimes God blesses the undeserving with the greatest gifts.” “I believe man can never hope to fathom all the ways and means of our awesome Creator.” “A child’s growth and birth is, to my mind, evidence of a Master designer at work...”
Anonymous 4 days ago
Paula Shreckhise’s review: A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh by Carolyn Miller is a thoroughly enjoyable Regency book. The Regency period is one of my favorites to immerse myself in, and Carolyn Miller writes this genre admirably. What intigued me was the fascination with archeology of the time period. It was well-represented in this tale. Mr. Gideon Kirby is searching for fossil specimens in the cliffs around Sidmouth in Devon, England. He is also caring for his ailing sister, Emma. Miss Caroline Hatherleigh has been shuffled off to her grandmother’s house in the same village in order to circumvent a possible awkward situation. As the story unfolds, Caroline becomes friends with Emma. There are many things that keep the story interesting. Among theese are: deepening friendships,coming to Salvation, shaky romances, a reprehensible villain, exciting discoveries, secrets kept and revealed, and gratitude for family and friends. The faith journey of Caroline was very clear and believable. The setting was a joy to experience. The inclusion of a complete wedding ceremony of the time period caused me to rethink how such ceremonies have changed, and what the emphasis of the ceremony should be. If you enjoy Regency tales in the style of Jane Austen— run to the nearest book store and obtain a copy of this riveting first book in the new series by Carolyn Miller. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Publishers on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.* Paula Shreckhise
Julie4110 4 days ago
First, I love this cover and wanted to read it without even opening the actual book. Second, I loved the anthropologist angle - it was such a different profession than in any book I’ve currently read to this date. Third, I loved how the story developed and how the topic of domestic violence was tackled so well. Lastly, I would totally recommend this historical fiction book. Definitely will be rereading one day!
Becky_B 4 days ago
A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh by Carolyn Miller is the first book in the Daughters of Aynsley series. This new series follows the three daughters of Viscount Aynsley. In A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh, the oldest daughter, Caroline Hatherleigh, is sent to Devonshire to visit her grandmother and to get away from a current problem. While she is in Devonshire, she meets a scientist-fossil hunter named Mr. Kirby and his sister who have secrets of their own. This is a delightful book with a very satisfying ending. A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh has an absolutely stunning cover. You feel like you are standing with Miss Hatherleigh on the cliffs of Devonshire. I believe the cover is as fabulous as the book. This book is a great example of regency writing at its best. A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh includes balls, high society, and delightfully interesting characters. But on top of all that, it includes a fossil scientist who is a bit mysterious. I really enjoyed reading and thinking about how a fossil hunting scientist fit into the regency time period. Ms Miller brings the gospel into her stories in such a natural way. I loved watching Caroline's faith grow throughout the story. This is one of my new favorite books from Carolyn Miller. I look forward to the next two books in the series. I highly recommend A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh. I received this book from the publisher and was not required to write a review.
LucyMR1 4 days ago
If Regency Romance is your love then you don’t want to miss this latest book by Carolyn Miller. This is book one in the new Regency Brides Daughters of Ansley series. It will leave you wanting to read Book Two. This book is elegantly written and sucks you into the time period of 1818 England. The research is impeccable and I loved the author’s note at the end about fossil hunting during this time period. Who would have imagined? This book deals with domestic violence during a time when women didn’t really have a voice. It is handle in a sensitive way by the author. I loved getting to know these new characters as well as revisiting some characters from previous books. Faith is woven into the tapestry of the book to make it complete and well rounded. You will feel like you had a history lesson amidst the lives of characters you have grown to love. I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. The honest review and opinions are own and were not required.
Abby1219 5 days ago
Love love and love this story!! There are times when we search so hard to find things that will bring meaning to our lives, not knowing that the real treasures might just be right there in front of us. And maybe it's not things, but the people who make up our lives. Our worth isn't dictated by our material possessions anyway, but from Christ Himself. The labels that the world puts on us and what it feels are important don't even compare to what treasures God has available to us. They're always available for the taking, and once we accept them everything changes for the better. They're always worth it, they never get lost, stolen or ever fade away. Now that's treasure worth having!