About the book:
Lady Charlotte Featherington is destined for great things on the marriage market. After all, as the beautiful daughter of a marquess, she should have her pick of the eligible nobility hen she debuts. She, however, has love at the top of her list of marriageable attributes. And her romantic heart falls hard for one particularly dashing, attentive suitor. Sadly for Charlotte, her noble father intends her betrothed to be someone far more dull.
William Hartwell may be a duke, but he knows he was Charlotte’s father’s pick, not the young lady’s own choice. And the captivating Lady Charlotte does not strike him as a woman who will be wooed by his wealth or title. While she has captured his heart, he has no idea how to win hers in return–and the betrayal and scandal his first wife put him through makes it difficult for him to believe that love can ever be trusted. His only hope is that Charlotte’s sense of responsibility will win out over her romantic notions.
Can a widowed duke and a romantically inclined lady negotiate a future and discover love beyond duty? Will they be able to find healing and hope from the legacy of grace? Poignant and charming, this is another beautifully written, clean and wholesome Regency romance from Carolyn Miller.
My review (4-stars)
I enjoyed the first book in the series so much that I was happy when this book became available for review. I’m going to say that The Captivating Lady Charlotte, is just as enjoyable as The Elusive Miss Ellison.
Truthfully, out of the last few regency books that I’ve read, I can say that the writing style of Ms. Miller captures my attention more so than any other author in this genre. I have found her characters and storyline much more to my liking.
I genuinely liked Charlotte and loved reading about her debut. I have to confess that I love that time period when a young lady is coming out to society. It sounds so glamorous and frankly, a bit exhausting. In keeping with the period, her father has decided that Charlotte will marry gentleman of his choosing and she’s not having that!
Overall, I found all of the characters to be interesting and well-developed with a storyline that is very engaging. I would recommend this book to readers of regency and historical fiction.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and have given my honest opinion.