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A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh

(Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley #1)

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Can a proper noble lady find a future with a fossil-hunting man of faith?

As the daughter of Viscount Aynsley, Caroline Hatherleigh knows every rule of society--and she's always followed them precisely. But when she visits south Devonshire and encounters a fossil-hunting scientist and his sister, her assumptions about what is right are shaken. Questions she has never consid
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 19th 2019 by Kregel Publications (first published March 2019)
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Deanne Patterson
What a vibrant voice in the Regency fiction writing world! Carolyn Miller's novels are a pure delight to the senses, different than other Regency authors. Vibrant,exciting,insightful are words I would use to describe her books. I love hearing about the research authors do for their books and how they put it to use in their books. The time period Regency and a fossil-hunting scientist are not words you would think of as being associated with the same book but wait, Carolyn combines these effortle ...more
Cara Putman
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author has created compelling characters inside a fascinating piece of Regency England. What will a brother do to protect his sister? And how far will a friend go to protect her new acquaintance? With a keen eye for Regency detail and descriptions that transported me to the shores of England, this book was a delight. It will be well-received by Regency fans who love sweet, romantic novels.
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excited to read another wonderful book from Carolyn Miller: A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh and the first book of a new series. Lovely characters and an interesting and different style of a Regency story. The hero, Gideon Kirby whose love of science has him in search of a particular fossil. He and his sister are also trying to stay hidden and out of the sight. He meets the lovely Miss Hatherleigh who is been sent to stay with her grandmother because of her friends scandalous behavior. Romance, dange ...more
Connie Saunders
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This new book from author Carolyn Miller affected so many of my emotions. It made me laugh at its humor; it made me "swoon" when Caroline and Gideon were discovering each other romantically; it frustrated me with the gossip that was so rampant and it angered me when Gideon's sister Emma was suffering abuse from her husband, Lord Pratt. But most of all, this book inspired me because it showed how no one is complete until they have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Caroline Hatherleigh seemed
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh by Carolyn Miller is the first book in the Daughters of Aynsley series. This new series follows the three daughters of Viscount Aynsley. In A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh, the oldest daughter, Caroline Hatherleigh, is sent to Devonshire to visit her grandmother and to get away from a current problem. While she is in Devonshire, she meets a scientist-fossil hunter named Mr. Kirby and his sister who have secrets of their own. This is a delightful book with a very satisfyin ...more
Abby Breuklander
Love love and love this story!! There are so many times when we search so hard to find things that will bring meaning to our lives, not knowing that the real treasures might just be right there in front of us. And maybe it's not things, but the people who make up our lives. Our worth isn't dictated by our material possessions anyway, but from Christ Himself. The labels that the World puts on us and what it feels are important don't even compare to what treasures God has available for the taking, ...more
“Oh how she needed him, needed His help. ‘God forgive me.’ “

3.5 A beautiful regency read with some true scientific history woven into the plot as well as other historical events. The characters are truly lovable.

It is really a nice easy beach read which the cover does a good job of suggesting. I truly love the faith theme in the book as well. Hearing of other characters that I’ve learned to love in other series was an added delight.

I received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own
Dana Michael
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this era! This book delved into science during the Regency era and I thought it was very original. Miller does a fine job of sharing history in her books with unique story lines.
I enjoyed the characters and the romance. I look forward to the next two installments.
Paula Shreckhise
A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh by Carolyn Miller is a thoroughly enjoyable Regency book.

The Regency period is one of my favorites to immerse myself in, and Carolyn Miller writes this genre admirably. What intigued me was the fascination with archeology of the time period. It was well-represented in this tale.

Mr. Gideon Kirby is searching for fossil specimens in the cliffs around Sidmouth in Devon, England. He is also caring for his ailing sister, Emma. Miss Caroline Hatherleigh has been shuffled
Patti Whitson Stephenson
I’ve read every book in the last two series that Carolyn Miller has written, and I’ve been eagerly looking forward to this first book in her new series. Mrs. Miller creates such wonderful characters, and I think Caroline Hatherleigh is one of her best. It was so interesting watching her undergo a character change as the story progressed. Gideon made a wonderful “hero” for Caroline. He not only saved her from danger, but he also was the one who was the first to encourage her to read the Bible. Re ...more
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book starts out a little slow for me. The middle to end of the book had a really good plot! I do understand that it is the first of the series about three sisters, so some background and family familiarity was necessary!

I really liked that the author touched on domestic violence. I can't remember ever reading anything in this era before that dealt with that subject, especially with the outcome of some of the violence. That was very hard to read, but unfortunately it is probably something th
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ms. Miller has done it once again! With each novel she releases, I am reminded of why her books are amongst my favorites. With a depth of character, transporting descriptions, and a beautiful story of redemption and relying on God, "A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh" is another fine addition to Author Carolyn Miller's Regency Brides Collection and begs to be read and treasured!
This story is chock-full of adventures, mystery, and danger, while still maintaining an incredible adherence to Regency-era
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a wonderful story with a lot of substance, faith and mystery. Miss Hatherleigh who is sent to stay with her aunt meets Gideon and his sister. They are there under mysterious circumstances. As the open up and share with her she comes to realize how selfish she is and that God does exist as Gideon keeps trying use his geological skills to back it up. But danger lurks for his sister and as he and Miss Hatherleigh fall in love will she be able to see beyond his circumstances so he knows he is g ...more
Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
I absolutely adored this novel by the ever talented hands of Ms. Miller. She’s among some of my top historical authors on my list. I loved her quirky characters, her attention to historical details and her ability to create a breath taking plot line.

Ms. Miller’s characters are intricately chiseled and made to steal your heart. They did just that with me! I loved Caroline and Gideon so good. They’re quirky and charming, and really made a home in my heart forever. Both aren’t looking for love, bot
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read, favorites

A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh is the first book in the Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley series. Even though this is a new series, I think it would be helpful to have read The Making of Mrs. Hale.

One of the things I love about Carolyn Miller’s books are that they are so unique. I love the regency era and have read so many books that take place during that time, yet I feel like I learn something new in each of Miller’s books. She clearly does her research. She also writes real characters who are
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If Regency Romance is your love then you don’t want to miss this latest book by Carolyn Miller. This is book one in the new Regency Brides Daughters of Ansley series. It will leave you wanting to read Book Two. This book is elegantly written and sucks you into the time period of 1818 England. The research is impeccable and I loved the author’s note at the end about fossil hunting during this time period. Who would have imagined? This book deals with domestic violence during a time when women did ...more
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carolyn Miller has done it again! She has written another excellent regency story! I absolutely loved it! This is one of those books that I wanted to read quickly so I could find out what was going to happen, but I paced myself so I could savor the entire story. I really like that you get a taste of the gospel without it sounding preachy. Carolyn Miller’s books kind of remind me of Jane Austen’s books. I love it! I highly recommend this for fans of Michelle Griep and Sarah Ladd.

I received a comp
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was such a great read. I hadn’t known too much about scientific discovery and this definitely made me want to read it more. Domestic abuse was also a great topic to read on, as it was usually hidden during Thai time period.
I also enjoyed the characters and there subsequent development during this novel. I especially loved Lord Kenmore who had a wonderful sense of humor.
I received this book from the author early, to review and spread the word about. Thanks!
Highly Recommended!!
I have read and enjoyed every novel that Carolyn Miller has penned. With each novel I think, “Aw, this is her best book yet!” Carolyn Miller could not write a bad book if she tried. She is a truly gifted storyteller. A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh is a beautiful Regency-era story. The plot is highly engrossing — so much so I read way past my bedtime two nights in a row. The characters are wonderfully crafted and so realistic. And, the themes discussed throughout this book are timely. A Hero for Mis ...more
Nicole House
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Regency England, there are society rules that must be followed. Miss Caroline Hatherleigh, the daughter of Viscount Aynsley, has always tried to follow them. When a slip puts her in a potentially bad light, she is sent to spend some time with her grandmother in Devonshire. While there she meets a fossil-hunting scientist and his sister, who cause her to take a new look at the world around her, including God. She has never really had a relationship with God before; church is more of an obligat ...more
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carolyn Miller just hit one out of the park. I love this story about two people falling in love and growing within themselves, and , of course, finding God. Miss Caroline Hatherleigh is a stickler for following society's rules to the letter until she meets Gideon Kirby, an undergroundologist in south Devonshire to look for fossils along the beach. There is an immediate attachment that draws them together and Caroline pushes society's rules aside temporarily to speak to Gideon without benefit of ...more
While I enjoyed this story I have to admit it isn't my favorite from this author. I'm not a fan of science, fossils, and the like so that aspect of the story I found to be a bit boring. Not the fault of the author at all, it's just not my cup of tea. But I did enjoy the rest of the story and the buildup to a breathtaking climax. Miss Hatherleigh was a very likable character and I loved the relationship she had with Emma, Gideon's sister. The way the two became friends and the bond they had was s ...more
Sara Cooper
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh - What would a brother do to protect his sister? What would a girl do to project her new friend? How do Science and God intermix? These are just some of the questions that are answered in this book.

Miss Hatherleigh, Caroline, is sent to live with her grandmama after a scandal involving an acquaintance. While there she befriends Mr. Kirby and his sister, Emma. Mr. Kirby and his sister are in the town to search for fossils. Mr. Kirby is trying to make the connection be
Virginia Winfield
I loved the romance and the science. I loved that Gideon loved looking for fossils. I loved how Caroline grew up throughout this story. She became a much better person by the end. I enjoyed learning each of the secrets that Gideon and Emma have. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
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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

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