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The Captivating Lady Charlotte

(Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  694 Ratings  ·  156 Reviews
Her heart is her own--but her hand in marriage is another matter

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
Paperback, 310 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Kregel Publications
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Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm surprised at all the 4 and 5 star reviews. The story was intriguing and well written, but it lacked in character development. Outside of Lavinia and her husband (book 1) everyone else was unlikable from start to finish.

The heroine was a twit easily manipulated by every dandy in London. She fell in/out of love as many times as most people change socks. The hero was not much better. I found him to be a pompous, self righteous, vindictive, and judgmental man. I thought it interesting that one
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Carolyn Miller has definitely earned a spot as one of my favorite authors. Miller's love of the regency period and well-researched historical detail combine into an entertaining story, one that is full of wit, romance and a bit of gothic mystery. However, it is with her gifted writing that delves into the trials and fears of the human spirit that caused this reader to be invested in this story. I found this to be humorous, entertaining but mostly inspiring as Miller's characters struggle to find ...more
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“Her heart is her own--but her hand in marriage is another matter
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
This book was so beautifully written, from the unique romance, to the authentic faith theme. From the painful experiences, to the heartwarming friendships. I think I have found a new favorite author in Carolyn Miller—The Captivating Lady Charlotte was definitely a five-star read for me.

Book Two in the REGENCY BRIDES: A LEGACY OF GRACE, this novel brings us to St. James’s Palace where the beautiful Lady Charlotte Featherington is officially being brought out into society. From thence forth, there
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
The Captivating Lady Charlotte is another delightful Regency romance from Aussie author Carolyn Miller. The tone is different than in the first book of the Regency Brides series – The Elusive Miss Ellison – but I love them both! In Miss Ellison, Lavinia and Nicholas and their delicious banter reminded me of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy while Lady Charlotte’s hero and heroine made me think of Marianne Dashwood and Colonel Brandon.

Perhaps my favorite thing about Miller’s new book is its approach
Diane Estrella
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Why do I say this is a must-read for teenage girls?

Because the heroine was young, looking to her future, trying to make decisions that will impact her life, and deciding which way to go. She is being pulled in many directions by many people, including her family and friends, those that may want the best for her or not... and ultimately her own heart. She will have to weigh the immediate gratifications and longings to the long-term ramifications of her choices. She must decide what true love look
Susan Snodgrass
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Carolyn Miller's first novel, The Elusive Miss Ellison, debuted, I knew right then I wanted to follow her. She has burst upon the scene and written an impeccable Regency novel! Perfect in every way. Now, with her sophomore offering, The Captivating Lady Charlotte, my opinion has only been further cemented. Miller can do Regency and do it well.

Her dialogue is witty, her plot and scenes compelling. Miller will absolutely delight Regency fans. Her two novels thus far will draw the reader in a
Fiction Aficionado
Lovers of Regency romance, look no further. This is one of the most satisfying Regencies I have read in a long time, partly because the style of writing hearkens to that of Austen and Heyer, but mostly because of everything this story holds: I love that it gives the ‘arranged marriage’ trope a thoughtful treatment that I haven’t come across before; I love the way Lady Charlotte matures over the course of the story; and I love that it was full of wonderful period detail, such as Charlotte’s prese ...more
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This read truly was captivating. There were several elements that made this a great one and different from other reads.

First, this book delves deeper into real love. It isn't just the blushing, butterflies, and emotional feelings. It is an action word and a choice as well. I love that about this read. " She's wrong I know that love is more than just a feeling, more than just emotion....Real love perseveres through the hard times, never giving up. True love trusts." Oh, how I loved reading words
Beth Erin
Full series review on Faithfully Bookish

Family duty and social expectations play a large role in finding one’s marriage partner during the Regency era. When young ladies want to be swept off their feet and widowers need someone they can trust, parents tend to have their own agenda altogether and may the most persistent party win!

Charlotte Featherington is an eager debutante whose beauty and family situation gives her access to any of the season’s eligible bachelors her heart desires. William Har
Seema Khan
An honest and heartfelt review in exchange of ‘Two’ copies of the book! ;p

This review may contain spoilers.

Where do I start? There's so much I have to say, and I'm at a loss for framing it! Nonetheless, I shall try my level best :)

About The Captivating Lady Charlotte:

“Real love perseveres through the hard times, never giving up. True love trusts.”

The Captivating Lady Charlotte is the second book in the Legacy of Grace series by Carolyn Miller. And as bowled over as I was after reading the fi
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Lady Charlotte is a gently bred woman in the Regency Period. She has grown up with expectations on what her life should be. As she has her presentation to the Queen and is accepted for her Season, her hopes for love in a marriage are dashed when she realizes that her parents will not approve of the men who are turning her head.

Charlotte grows up a lot in this book. She starts as a silly girl and becomes a woman of grace and compassion. She grew on me as the book progressed. She has to learn what
Rebekah Rodda
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A clean Regency read


This novel has much to say about real love verses the feeling of being in love. I liked the Duke more than Charlotte who seemed to require a lot in a husband for a young girl. This is well-written but I didn’t strongly engage with either the characters or the plot.
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
3 1/2.

This one was reminiscent of Persuasion and William made a great Colonel Brandon. I didn't like Charlotte as much. For all her protests about not being too young, she did act a bit too fickle at times. Well written story that kept me reading.
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Are you ready for my trademark Regency Romance squeal? Plug your ears -- Sqqqqquuuueeeeeee! I adored Carolyn Miller's debut novel, The Illusive Miss Ellison, which I read earlier this year and I'm happy to report she's wowed me again with Book Two in her Regency Brides : a Legacy of Grace series.

If you've read the first book, you'll be thrilled to discover Lavinia and Nicholas play a major role in this one, though The Captivating Lady Charlotte reads beautifully as a standalone so no worries if
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book has so much potential. I wanted to like it more than I did. I would give it 2.5 stars if I could, because I loved the characters. I thought the development of these characters was pretty good. It’s not perfect, but humans never are perfect, so I can live with that.

The thing that bothers me about this book is that it is what I would call “running on fumes.” In my opinion, you can use misunderstanding, miscommunication, and characters fighting their own stupidity only so many times befor
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
The opulence of high society Regency England is well-described in the beginning of this story, with Charlotte's life seeming perfect and ideal. She has several suitors to choose from, yet wants more from her marriage than a title- she wants the affection and lasting love she witnesses in a few couples around her. She's a bit naive and judgmental, but I grew to like her more as she matured and learned to look beyond shallow appearances. William is in a vulnerable position- being attracted to Char ...more
Cara Putman
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next in the series. This book will have me thinking about what it means to truly love for awhile. That love is a choice. There's a touch of the gothic and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Haley S
You know what? I hate to say this (because I am always saying don’t judge a book by its cover) but it was the cover that intrigued me to read this book. It is just so…elegant that I had to read the synopsis and sign up for this blog tour.
So, here I am, reviewing this book. And, there you are, waiting to see what I rating I give it.
Anyway, this book is a very well-written story of the regency era. I haven’t read to many stories in the regency era, just a few. This one did not disappoint. I am goi
Lynda Edwards
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keeper-shelf
Regency is my favorite genre without a doubt. Though the number of Christian fiction books set in that time period has decreased in number, there are several authors who prove the genre is not dead and that quality writing does exist. Carolyn Miller is quickly becoming one of my favorites, and The Captivating Lady Charlotte, only her second published novel, is even better than the first book in the Regency Brides series.

As with her first book, the historical details Miller shares are fascinating
Jenny Glazebrook
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Much like the first book of Carolyn Miller’s, I thought this novel was beautifully written and full of spiritual truths subtly wound into the story. Any lover of Jane Austen’s works is sure to love the story of Lady Charlotte. I felt as though every word were carefully thought out and cleverly expressed, making this book a pleasure to read.
Charlotte was presented as an immature but compassionate young lady willing to grow. Her openness and humility made her likeable from the start and every step
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
The Captivating Lady Charlotte #2 Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace
by Carolyn Miller

It’s 1814, London and beautiful Lady Charlotte Featherington, daughter of a marquess, has her heart set on marrying for love. However, her parents have other plans regarding her marriage, plans that do not necessarily include love but a duke...a very dull duke. The “dull” duke her parents have picked, William Hartwell, knows full well that the captivating Lady Charlotte did not choose him, her father did. However
Tricia Mingerink
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first book in this series was a bit meh for me. I didn't really enjoy it, though I didn't dislike it either. It was the perfect book for reading when I was busy because I didn't mind putting it down.

This one though...this one kept me up way past my bedtime because I simply had to finish it. There is so much heartache and growth for all the characters involved, along with a dash of suspense and danger to add a thrill. And it finally satisfied the Regency craving I've been having.
Jessica Wolf
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
End was really, really rushed, but overall enjoyable book.
Just Commonly
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Because you are good, and faithful, and not self-seeking." (300)

Another wonderful read by Carolyn Miller! Regency & gothic fans of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights will want to pick up the next Legacy of Grace novel, The Captivating Lady Charlotte. I'm a little surprised only because the first book of the series, The Elusive Miss Ellison seems to have such a different vibe than this second one. Yet, the author's writing style is still evident. I'm not the biggest fan of the characters in thi
Molly Cafinated Reads Jaber
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Molly Cafinated by: Kregel
I am new to Ms. Miller's work but I will tell you now, I will not be missing any more of her work! She is fabulous! I came into this series on this second book, but I wasn't confused in anyway and I loved Charlotte and the Duke so very much. I am a big fan of the regency era when I read historical books so this book is going on my keeper shelf for sure. 

Charlotte's character really gripped me. I loved how Ms. Miller portrayed her and her unsuredness in having to choose who to marry if there aren
Jalynn Patterson
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

Her heart is her own--but her hand in marriage is another matter

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 when 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 b
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Ya’ll get ready to for all the dreamy sighs coming your way in Carolyn Miller’s The Captivating Lady Charlotte.

After her social debut, Lady Charlotte is ready to find and marry the love of her life, even if her ideal man has little to no money or title to his name. Only, her parents have a different idea for her future and dismiss her lofty ideals. They even dismiss the man she’s fallen in love with, instead announcing she is to marry the Duke, William Hartwell, who happens to be, well, rather o
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I very much enjoyed author Carolyn Miller’s debut and first novel in her series and I have enjoyed how her second book, The Captivating Lady Charlotte, just built onto her regency world. This story focuses on Charlotte, who is the cousin of Lavinia. Charlotte is just beginning her season and is captivated herself by the attention that she is receiving from all the young and old men alike, trying to win her affections. Her fancy is caught by a man that her family will not approve of and they have ...more
Paula Shreckhise
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second of a trilogy set in Regency England. I enjoyed it immensely.

William, the Duke of Hartington, has lost his wife in childbirth. But is the girl child his? Now he is wary of every female that comes to his notice. Is this one after his fortune? His faith has taken a beating. Who can he trust? William is called “The Farmer Duke” because of his interest in new scientific ideas having to do with plants. He is very caring about his villagers outside of Hartwell Abbey, his country esta
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Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's previous novels have won several contests, including the 2014 RWA "Touched by Love" and 2014 ACFW Gensis contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and My Bo

Other books in the series

Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace (3 books)
  • The Elusive Miss Ellison (Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace, #1)
  • The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey (Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace, #3)
“Around her shone the nameless charms unmarked by her alone—the light of Love, the purity of Grace, the mind, the Music breathing from her face …” 1 likes
“[He] wanted her to be his. But despite her mother's confidence, Charlotte was still too hesitant for words to be rashly spoken. He needed to guide her into trusting him, show her by his actions that he would be a faithful husband, cleaving only to her, should she do him the great honor and consent to be his wife.” 0 likes
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