Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Read With Audra Presents: Dusk's Darkest Shores (Regency Wallflowers #1) by Carolyn Miller



How can a meek wallflower help a returning war hero whose dreams are plunged into darkness?

Mary Bloomfield has no illusions. Her chances for matrimony have long since passed her by. Still, her circumstances are pleasant enough, especially now that she has found purpose in assisting her father with his medical practice in England's beautiful Lake District. Even without love, it's a peaceful life.

That is until Adam Edgerton returns to the sleepy district. This decorated war hero did not arrive home to acclaim and rest, but to a new battle against the repercussions of an insidious disease. Mary's caring nature cannot stand to see someone suffer--but how can she help this man see any brightness in his future when he's plunged into melancholic darkness, his dreams laid waste by his condition?

Adam wants no charity, but he's also no coward. If this gentle woman can work hard, how can he do less? Together they struggle to find a way forward for him. Frustration and antipathy slowly develop into friendship and esteem. Then a summer storm atop a mountain peak leads to scandal--and both Mary and Adam must search the depths of their closed hearts for answers if they hope to find any future path with happiness at its end.

Best-selling author Carolyn Miller is back with a fresh series that will not only thrill readers eager for more of her work, but bring in new fans looking for beautiful writing, fascinating research, deftly woven love stories, and real faith lived out in the Regency period.


Advance Praise

“With poignant moments, touches of mystery, and stirring faith, Dusk’s Darkest Shores by Carolyn Miller reunites a long-
presumed-spinster and an injured war hero. I thoroughly enjoyed their unfolding romance and their humorous, teasing banter

as the two gradually progress from acquaintanceship to friendship to true love.”
~ Julie Klassen, author of A Castaway in Cornwall
“Dusk’s Darkest Shores brings Regency England to life with a charming and inspiring romance that is sure to warm readers’
hearts. They will fall in love with the strong but wounded hero, Adam Edgerton, and the kind and caring heroine, Mary

Bloomfield. This wonderful story will keep you turning pages until you reach the very romantic and satisfying ending. Well-
written and highly recommended!”

~ Carrie Turansky, best-selling author of No Ocean Too Wide and No Journey Too Far
“Dusk’s Darkest Shores is all about coming into the light, a joyful journey of restoration amid the lush beauty of England’s Lake
District. Mary and Adam will seem like not only book characters but beloved friends. The Regency Wallflowers series has a
beautiful beginning!”
~ Laura Frantz, Christy Award–winning author of Tidewater Bride

About the Author

Carolyn Miller is an inspirational romance author who lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia with her husband and four children.

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 enjoys music, films, gardens, art, travel and food.

A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers. 

Learn more about Carolyn at or find her on Facebook (Carolyn Miller Author), Instagram (@CarolynMillerAuthor), and Twitter (@CarolynMAuthor)


Book Giveaway

Enter to win a fun prize pack inspired by the book and its English setting that includes: 
- a copy of Dusk’s Darkest Shores
- a canvas bag to carry your latest reads
- a fun pair of Jane Austen socks
- Novel Teas’ English Breakfast tea
- “Drink tea, read books, and be happy” tea spoon
- “Let your faith be bigger than your fear” mug
- Black currant preserves from England
- Wax Lyrical candle from England


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My Review

I have read many books by this author, and this one does not disappoint. The title resonates in so many ways, and was quickly pulled into this page turning read.
A man who had it all, a brilliant military career, an estate/farm to come home to and a beautiful young woman to marry waiting for him, but alas life is not how it appears. Adam has sustained sever injuries, and his recovery is in jeopardy.
At nine and twenty Mary Bloomfield has resigned herself to being a spinster, and she loves working with her doctor father. She has a love of the Lord and a very kind heart, and some of the happenings she deals with so compassionately, will break your heart.
She does become a catalyst towards Adams healing, and you will love the banter between them.
I loved that the author brought us answers to many questions, and I had guessed wrong.
You don't want to miss this inspiring read, it will linger with you long after the cover is closed.
I received this book through Read With Audra and the Publisher Kregel, and was not required to give a positive review.  

1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed this- thanks for sharing your lovely review xx


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