The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey

Will a damaged reputation and desire for society s approval thwart the legacy of grace Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quieter Brighton countryside, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self She s lost the man she loved to another and, in a culture that has no patience for self pity, is struggling with depression AWill a damaged reputation and desire for society s approval thwart the legacy of grace Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quieter Brighton countryside, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self She s lost the man she loved to another and, in a culture that has no patience for self pity, is struggling with depression A chance encounter brings her a healing friendship with the sisters of an injured naval captain But Clara s society mama is appalled at the new company she s keeping Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife But his gallant spirit won t let him ignore the penniless viscount s daughter not when she so obviously needs assistance to keep moving forward from day to day Can he protect his heart and still keep her safe When they re pushed into the highest echelons of society at the Prince Regent s Brighton Pavilion, this mismatched couple must decide if family honor is important than their hopes Can they right the wrongs of the past and find future happiness together without finances, family support, or royal favor The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey is full of the captivating, flawed characters, fascinating historical details, and masterful writing that Carolyn Miller s fans have come to know in The Elusive Miss Ellison and The Captivating Lady Charlotte If you love Lori Wick, Georgette Heyer, and other clean, wholesome Regency romance, you ll love this third book in the Regency Brides A Legacy of Grace series.
The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey Will a damaged reputation and desire for society s approval thwart the legacy of grace Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quieter Brighton countryside the Honorable Miss Clara DeLa

  • Title: The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey
  • Author: Carolyn Miller
  • ISBN: 9780825444524
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. 4.5 starsI had been looking forward to reading Clara's story since glimpsing her in The Captivating Lady Charlotte, and I believe I enjoyed The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey as much or more than the second book in the REGENCY BRIDES: A LEGACY OF GRACE series. The intrigue of the story, interesting and endearing characters, and a tender faith theme kept me turning pages. Now I need to go back and read the first book in this amazing historical romance series!Miss Clara DeLancey struggles with dashes [...]

    2. I have loved this series (and the covers!) from Carolyn Miller so much! It’s everything you want Regency romances to be, with delicious back-and-forth between the characters as well as a supporting cast to rival any that Austen or Heyer dreamed up.In this third and final (sob!) book, The Dishonorable Miss Delancey, we home in on the character I’ve liked the least in the first two books – Miss Clara Delancey. Here in book three, I can honestly say that Clara is now a friend; Miller crafts s [...]

    3. I have thoroughly enjoyed each of Carolyn Miller’s novels to date; this book is no exception. Her characters live and breathe on the page, but become so three dimensional in my mind as I read that it is as if visiting friends for a while. This book finishes the Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series, and though each stands alone, this one is best enjoyed after reading the first two as we get to revisit some of the characters from them.This installment explores some darker themes in a refresh [...]

    4. Alas, we have reached the end of this stunning debut Regency series and I should be wallowing in a woe-is-me-my-reading-nirvana-has-come-to-an-end-blues but some amazing news has pulled me out of my funk -- Carolyn Miller's NEW Regency series, Regency Brides : A Promise of Hope Book 1 releases in Spring 2018. I can almost wish Christmas over so I'll be able to read it sooner. :-)At last we get Clara's story. For those who have read The Elusive Miss Ellison, you will recognize Clara as 'the other [...]

    5. Full series review on Faithfully BookishWhen authors reveal the painful brokenness beneath the surface of their selfish, wicked characters, we readers have the opportunity to open our hearts to compassion and our minds to new perspectives… and these are life exercises worthy of practicing!Miss Clara DeLancey certainly is in a nasty pickle, some of her own doing, some not. My heart breaks for this young lady who feels so crushed by her circumstances. Benjamin Kemsley knows a thing or two about [...]

    6. I love a good Regency novel. I read Carolyn Miller's very first novel, The Elusive Miss Ellison and realized here was a fresh voice in Christian Regency. Each book she was written seems even better than the last! This one is my absolute favorite, especially because the spiritual theme is so powerful. I love it when God speaks to my own heart through fiction. Miss Clara DeLancey has somehow managed to have her reputation tainted and has moved to Brighton with her family, now without the funds to [...]

    7. Carolyn Miller has done it again! She has created a wonderfully written, hope-inspiring novel that is sure to sweet all her fans, new and old alike, off their feet and plop them down in a whole new world filled with uniquely witty characters. I was once again in awe of the way Ms. Miller captured my whole heart and left me wanting more. In this addition to the series, we get Miss DeLancey's story. I loved her in the first books, and I loved her in this book. She was dealing with so much, from s [...]

    8. "The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey" by Carolyn Miller is the third book in the "Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace" series. I have not read the first two books in the series, but I kept hearing so many good things about this series that I was excited to pick this one up! I loved this book and am now excited to go back and read the other two! This book has characters from the other books but can definitely be read as a standalone. "The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey" features Miss Clara DeLancey as our m [...]

    9. Wow! Carolyn Miller continues to write a story that can entertain as well as move her readers to some soul-searching moments.In the third book of the Regency Bride series, the author gives us a heroine that is at first unlikable. While this book can be read as a standalone, those of us who have 'met' Miss Delancey before will initially struggle with the idea that she is our new heroine. She has obtained the title, 'dishonorable', due to some poor choices she has made.It is obvious Miss Miller ha [...]

    10. What a wonderful end to a beautifully written Regency series. A story of forgiveness, grace, and hope for a better future. Putting her past behaviors behind her is a difficult journey for Miss Clara DeLancey, as judgmental people and gossip continue to hurt her chances of the truth plan God has for her life. I love the characters and how they develop through the story. My favorite paragraph in the book is, “ My point is, I despaired because of an absence of hope. I did not realize then just ho [...]

    11. I am rather sad to say goodbye to this A Legacy of Grace series, and this book like the others is so good.I learned to really dislike Miss DeLancy in the first two books, but by the end of this one I had a complete change of mind. This time the author has us walking in Clara DeLancy’s shoes and I came to respect her, especially when she found faith. What a changed individual she has become, and made me think that maybe the cause of a lot of her problems was her mother?We are back with the Ton [...]

    12. The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller is a most delightful Christian historical romance which I adored. It is the third book in the Regency Brides series and can be read as a stand-alone. However for maximum enjoyment and to understand the character development, it would be best to read the previous two books.Once again Carolyn Miller has spun a fabulous tale. There is adventure, jealousy, kidnap, revenge and good old fashioned love. Over it all there is God. A God who "answer[s] even [...]

    13. ***May contain spoilers***This, the third and final book in Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series by one of my most favourite authors Carolyn Miller, is a lovely story. Quite different in the overall feel than the first two books from the series, this is a pleasant and appealing read.I am utterly sad as I write this review, but don't get me wrong, it has nothing to do with the book. I am saddened because with this book comes a close to “Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace” series, and I wou [...]

    14. Several years ago, Christian artist Brandon Heath released a song called "I'm Not Who I Was." That song kept coming to mind as I read Clara DeLancey's story. Prior to her fall from grace, Clara was a respected and sought-after young woman—but she wasn't kind. After she was rejected by the man she expected to marry, her brother Richard disgraced the family with his actions, and the family (minus Richard) retreated to Bristol where they could be out of the public eye. Clara allowed her bitternes [...]

    15. Author Miller has done it again. She has captured my attention and pulled me into her third Regency romance and this one done with a character that was previously thought of as the villain. Clara DeLancey had set her sights on Lord Hawkesbury in the The Elusive Miss Ellison and tried to win his favor in marriage against Miss Ellison the heroin we were rooting for. She shows up briefly in the second novel at the Hawkesbury estate after a very emotional loss for the married couple. We saw briefly [...]

    16. I have long discovered that Carolyn Miller knows how to masterfully write stories with wonderful character growth and she is surely becoming an author I always look forward to reading.Clara DeLancey has been raised to be the Belle of society and to find a favorable marriage - which in her parents and society's opinion means money and position. However, she and her family are seen as disgraceful after a serious of unfortunate events and shunned by society, ending all of Clara's chances of an este [...]

    17. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book ever since the glimpse we had of Clara DeLancey in The Captivating Lady Charlotte suggested that there was something redeemable beneath the spoilt and spiteful society miss we have seen so far. And now I can give a sigh of contentment, because this story fulfilled all my hopes. Clara’s journey from resentment and despair through to shame and repentance and then the determination to become a better person was a difficult path to walk, but the opposition sh [...]

    18. I've read a lot of recency books but haven't ever read one like this, which made me enjoy it even more. I enjoyed seeing her perspective, especially because of how much she was disliked in the first two books.

    19. Book three in Carolyn Miller’s Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series, The Dishonorable Miss Delancey, is a novel that any lover of regency stories will absolutely delight in. Miller’s story is charming, enjoyable, romantic, and sweet. The characters and story come to life so that readers are sucked in to this enchanting story from page one. It is about the struggle of being publicly rejected by a suitor and overcoming that rejection and finding a new and truer love. Miller brings to life [...]

    20. Title: The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey (Regency Brides: Legacy of Grace #3)Author: Carolyn MillerPages: 296Year: 2017Publisher: Kregel PublicationsMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.Ben Kemsley is a sea captain who is recuperating at his sister’s house in Brighton after a knee injury sustained during a ship wreck. He was a hero as he managed to swim for help while injured to save the survivors of the wreck. The Prince Regent even mentioned giving him a monetary reward in the newspaper. Ben hasn’t [...]

    21. Previously posted on The Young Girl Who Loved Books> This book was a solid 4.5 stars for me. I have really been wanting to read The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey for a while. I had previously heard about the writing of Carolyn Miller. Many people seem to really enjoy reading her books. So I thought I would give this book a go! Boy, did she not disappoint. I really believe the hype about this author is actually warranted for a change. The characters in her novels feel so real and multi-dimensiona [...]

    22. Nice ending. I've loved this series from the start! And even though I didn't devour this one quit as quickly as the previous two, that had nothing to do with Clara Delancey being the main character. On the contrary I felt that Carolyn started leading me to feel sympathy for Clara in the last book, since I felt she was a victim of a manipulative mothers as much as Nicholas. But if your sympathy string was not affected by the last book like mine was, Carolyn makes sure it gets a great big tug from [...]

    23. I was pleasantly surprised by how often this book connected with the other two in the series! I had expected this to be more separated than it was. I really enjoyed the healing process and the forgiveness shown between the earl and Lavinia to Clara!This book hit me personally with a lot of thoughts and feelings. I have been suffering with anxiety, and more often social anxiety than I like to admit. I felt a connection to Clara in her sadness and worry over other people’s opinions and how every [...]

    24. What a fitting ending to this series! The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey was everything I was hoping it would bed more. Characters written from the heart in a story that was full of despair and hope, this was a book I couldn't put down. From the beginning of the story I liked Clara DeLancey. I didn't find her to be all that bad of a person even though she had made some mistakes in the past. Clara is going through a tough time and feels alone and the way the author wrote of Clara's emotions it was ea [...]

    25. Delving into the pages of Austin style prose of a Carolyn Miller Regency period novel is like journeying back in time where social mores were rigid and social position steeped in tradition and expectations. Miss Clara DeLacey is a young lady born of well placed social standing whose conduct in a previous book in the Legacy of Grace series was dubious and placed her in a position of dishonor. Hence The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey.True that by today's standards her behavior was quite acceptable. In [...]

    26. I was hoping that this last book in the Regency Brides series would be my favorite as the series kept improving from book one, but unfortunately this was probably my least favorite of the three books. This one was more preachy and the plot twist at the end involving Clara's brother, really disturbed the flow of what was a sweet regency read. I felt as though with Clara's shunning by the ton and the later assault she faced at the hands of a nobleman, that those things in and of themselves kept th [...]

    27. This book was pretty good. Unfortunately, however, it wasn’t my favorite. Why? Well, because I read the second book in this series, and then I read this book. I completely missed the first book. So, it seemed like I was missing something. It wasn’t a ton (hahaha, get it?!), but it was enough for me to be a confused. What does this mean? It means I really want to read the first book in this series, The Elusive Miss Ellison. When I read The Captivating Lady Charlotte, I wasn’t at all confuse [...]

    28. The best one yet! A delightful read.I would not have picked Miss Clara DeLancey for a whole book, but Carolyn Miller has chosen well. We get a look at a seemingly spoiled, jilted and oh so wronged young lady. But the author makes us look deeper at the lost soul of Miss Clara. She populates this novel with strong characters in Ben Helmsley, a former Sea captain and his sisters: Mattie, a vicar’s wife and Tessa who has just come out into society. The story has its tense moments and evil characte [...]

    29. This book is worth reading on more than 1 level. It is thought provoking about how we live and act. It has wonderful nuggets of history during the Regency Period. It has an enjoyable story with plenty of action for the hero. I had previously read the other 2 books in the series. I quite enjoyed them. However I didn't really care for the character of Miss DeLancey. She is definitely the 'anti-heroine' in the first 2 books. Knowing that, I wasn't sure how I would like this book. I did. The growth [...]

    30. I have enjoyed and savored each page of The Dishonorable Miss DeLancy by Carolyn Miller. The amazing descriptions of the Prince Regents Pavilion in Brighton, the period clothing, and sea bathing transported me to 1815. I am an avid reader of Regency fiction and feel Ms. Miller is becoming one of the best authors of this time period. Her descriptions and her knowledge of the time period make this an enjoyable read.Ms. Miller has an amazing way of weaving someone's journey with God into her storie [...]

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