Thursday, June 2, 2022

Midnight's Budding Morrow + Giveaway

Title: Midnight's Budding Morrow

Series: Regency Wallflowers #2

Author: Carolyn Miller

Genre: Regency, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

Publisher: Kregel Publications

Source: Publisher provided

My Review:

This is the second book in the Regency Wallflowers series. I thought I had read the first book, but I have not. It did not hinder my enjoyment of this book, nor, to my knowledge, did I miss anything by not starting with the first book.

Something astringent seemed to have entered the room. Something that tipped her heart toward unease, toward a vague sense of fear.

When Bea invites Sarah to stay at their castle, Sarah never could have imagined all the ways that one decision would change her life. As an orphan living with her aunt and uncle, Sarah longs for an opportunity to be a part of a family and not just seen as a servant. However, once at the castle, Sarah's idea of a family is challenged.

James has a long history of running, from one thing to the next. His rakish reputation precedes him, and he finds himself unable to escape the demands that his father places on him. Will his demons chase him forever, or will he finally be able to settle in one place?

Midnight's Budding Morrow had several surprises in it. From the gothic vibe, the forced marriage between the wallflower and the rogue, and a long line of secrets, this story captured and kept my attention. There are a lot of descriptions in the story, which is usually a turn-off for me, but I found the descriptions enhanced, rather than hindered the story. 

Midnight's Budding Morrow is heart-achingly beautiful and not to be missed. A story of love, forgiveness, redemption, and the truth that we cannot find our approval in man. Thank you to Kregel and Audra for the opportunity to read and enjoy this book. I was not required to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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About the Book
Can real love grow between a wallflower and an unrepentant rogue?Sarah Drayton is eager to spend time with her best friend at her crumbling Northumberland castle estate. Matrimony is the last thing on her mind and the last thing she expects to be faced with on a holiday. Yet she finds herself being inveigled into a marriage of convenience with her friend's rakish brother.When James Langley returns to his family's estate, he can't be bothered to pay attention to his responsibilities as the heir. War is raging and he wants only distraction, not serious tethers. But his roguish ways have backed him into a corner, and he has little choice but to obey his father's stunning decree: marry before returning to war, or else. Suddenly he finds himself wedded to a clever and capable woman he does not love.Sarah craves love and a place to belong, neither of which James offered before returning to the battlefront. Now everyone around her thinks she married above her station, and they have no intention of rewarding her for such impertinence. It isn't until her husband returns from war seemingly changed that she begins to hope they may find real happiness. But can she trust that this rake has truly reformed?When tragedy strikes, this pair must learn to trust God and his plans. Will they be destroyed . . . or will they discover that even in the darkest depths of night, the morning still holds hope?Click here to read an excerpt.
About the Series
While most stories set in Regency England focus on the rich, the young, and the beautiful, award-winning author Carolyn Miller decided she wanted to give readers something different for a change. Her new Regency Wallflowers series follows the commoners, away from the hustle and bustle of 1810s London, out in the Lake District of England. She tells the stories of women who are slightly older and have few prospects for marriage, women who might be considered “wallflowers.”

Midnight’s Budding Morrow is the second book in the Regency Wallflowers series. The first book in the series is Dusk’s Darkest Shores.

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.Miller’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).


  1. I do love that gothic vibe! :D

  2. So glad you enjoyed it Cindy! Thanks for sharing your lovely review.

  3. I do love that the author concentrates on the wallflowers. What a lovely story. Nice review, Cindy!

  4. I always enjoy a book that has a gothic vibe. Plus, it's good to know this can be read as a standalone. :)

    1. Ashley, absolutely! I have no idea what the first book is about ;)