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The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey

(Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  633 ratings  ·  148 reviews
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. A
Paperback, 287 pages
Published October 24th 2017 by Kregel Publications (first published October 2017)
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Sammy Loves Books
Lovely book as the villainess from books 1 and 2 of the series finds redemption.


Miss DeLancey didn't handle rejection well and created a scandal that has followed her and her family. It doesn't help that her brother racked up so much debt, that her father took funds from her dowery to pay off the debt.

In her despair, she contemplates jumping from the cliffs one night. She never expects to fall in love with the man that saves her from the fall.
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This past week I should have been reading review books, but I did not. Instead I got caught up in the "A Legacy of Grace" series and didn't want to read anything else. So, I didn't. Fortunately it was a light review week for me.

Miss DeLancey was a young woman that I didn't like in the first two books. She was manipulating and self-centered. I'm very happy that Carolyn Miller wrote this book about her, so we could find that she wasn't a bad person. In many ways she was a victim.

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Cara Putman
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
A charming Regency story set in the upper echelons of British society with all the rules, mores, and angst. A sweet romance that grows stronger as the book progresses. Enjoyable.
4.5 stars

I 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
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
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 such a
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Lynda Edwards
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keeper-shelf
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
Beth Erin
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Full series review on Faithfully Bookish

When 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
Tricia Mingerink
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Each of the books in this series continued to get better and better. While I found the first one a tad boring, the second book and this one stepped up the game with tighter writing and more action. This one really did a good job of redeeming a character who wasn't likable in the earlier books.
Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
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
Susan Snodgrass
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A pleasant surprise! After reading the first two books in the series, I really wasn’t looking forward to Clara’s story. I am happy to say that I was wrong. I loved Clara and Ben’s relationship but most importantly, I loved how Clara developed a relationship with the Lord. This was a beautiful story of love and forgiveness!
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 how ...more
Maureen Timerman
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
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
Seema Khan

***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 would
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
"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
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
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 bitterness ...more
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
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
Fiction Aficionado
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 she ...more
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey #3 Regency Brides A Legacy of Grace by Carolyn Miller

1815 Brighton Cliffs, England...the opening scenes of this story certainly captured my attention...I was holding my breath at one point! Miss Clara DeLancey finds herself in a rather dangerous predicament, thus setting the “stage” for what follows. I was not very fond of Clara in the first two books and was wondering how her story would unfold and if I would ultimately find her likable at least. I will say
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 the ...more
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Another delightful Regency Romance, this book often entertains by subtle humor as various unpretentious characters show up various pretentious characters. This easy-to-read tale highlights the grace and love of God toward the unlovely and the difference it makes when His followers, too, behave in like manner.
Lisa Johnson
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey (Regency Brides: Legacy of Grace #3)
Author: Carolyn Miller
Pages: 296
Year: 2017
Publisher: Kregel Publications
My 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 seen
The Book Girl
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
ASC Book Reviews
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Lauren Rentschler
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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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

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