The Elusive Miss Ellison #1
Buy Item $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
In Stock
Stock No: WW5444500
Kregel Publications / 2017 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist
eBook $9.69 View Details
Quantity:


Add To Cart


Wishlist

The Elusive Miss Ellison #1

Kregel Publications / 2017 / Paperback

Buy 44 or more for $10.44 each.
In Stock
Stock No: WW5444500


  • In This Series (4)
In This Series (4)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $10.99
    Retail: $14.99
    Add To Cart
    $10.99
  2. In Stock
    $10.99
    Retail: $14.99
    Add To Cart
    $10.99
  3. In Stock
    $18.99
    Retail: $29.98
    Add To Cart
    $18.99
  4. In Stock
    $28.99
    Retail: $44.97
    Add To Cart
    $28.99

Product Description

Handsome appearance counts for naught unless matched by good character and actions. That's the firm opinion of not-so-meek minister's daughter Lavinia Ellison. So even though all the other villagers of St. Hampton Heath are swooning over the newly returned seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, she is not impressed. If a man won't take his responsibilities seriously and help those who are supposed to be able to depend on him, he deserves no respect from her. In Lavinia's pretty, gray eyes, Nicholas Stamford is just as arrogant and reckless as his brother--who stole the most important person in Livvie's world.

Nicholas is weighed down by his own guilt and responsibility, by the pain his careless brother caused, and by the legacy of war he's just left. This quick visit home to St. Hampton Heath will be just long enough to ease a small part of that burden. Asking him to bother with the lives of the villagers when there's already a bailiff on the job is simply too much to expect. That is, until the hoydenish, intelligent, and very opinionated Miss Ellison challenges him to see past his pain and pride. With her angelic voice in his head, he may even be beginning to care. But his isn't the only heart that needs to change.

These two lonely hearts may each have something the other needs. But with society's opposition, ancestral obligations, and a shocking family secret, there may be too many obstacles in their way.

Fans of Georgette Heyer, Lori Wick, and Julie Klassen will enjoy the spirited exchanges between the bluestocking minister's daughter and the bruised war hero as they move past pride and presumption to a humbled appreciation of God's grace and the true strength of love.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0825444500
ISBN-13: 9780825444500
Series: Regency Brides

Related Products

  1. Trusting Grace #3
    Trusting Grace #3
    Maggie Brendan
    Revell / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 28 Reviews
  2. A Stranger at Fellsworth #3
    A Stranger at Fellsworth #3
    Sarah E. Ladd
    Thomas Nelson / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 38% ($6.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 48 Reviews
  3. A Love so True, Teaville Moral Society Series #2SALE
    A Love so True, Teaville Moral Society Series #2
    Melissa Jagears
    Bethany House / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 47% ($7.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 60 Reviews
  4. The Maggie Bright: A Novel of Dunkirk
    The Maggie Bright: A Novel of Dunkirk
    Tracy Groot
    Tyndale House / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $9.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 37% ($5.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 28 Reviews

Product Reviews

4.4 Stars Out Of 5
4.4 out of 5
(29)
(13)
(4)
(2)
(0)
Quality:
3.9 out Of 5
(3.9 out of 5)
Value:
3.8 out Of 5
(3.8 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
3.9 out Of 5
(3.9 out of 5)
92%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-5 of 48
Page 1 of 10 12345 Next |Last
  1. Crystal
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Strong Female Lead with a Sharp Wit!
    November 27, 2017
    Crystal
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    About the Book:

    Nicholas Stamford, the seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, loathes the social requirements shackled by his title, is haunted by the atrocities he experienced in battle, and finds his responsibilities toward the people of St. Hampton Heath burdensome. But the country preachers daughter, Lavinia Ellison, has captivated him with her simple beauty, intelligent and engaging conversation, and tireless care of the poor in the village. Her disdain for the Earls perceived arrogance and indifferent attitude toward his villagers leads to many a sparring match. However, between their bantering the roots of a blooming romance begin to form as each wrestles with their desire to spend more and more time together. After nearly losing her to influenza and small pox, Nicholas finally opens his heart not only to her, but also to God. However, his realization that he loves her does not nullify his familial obligation to marry at his social status. In the meantime, Lavinia faces her own struggle with a newly revealed deeply held family secret that will not only change her life significantly, but will also impact the potential of a future with Nicholas that she so desires.

    My Thoughts:

    A story with a strong female lead with a sharp wit and who isnt afraid to speak her mind is always fun! Lavinia and Nicholass interactions were amusing, and I chuckled at how Nicholass attraction to Lavinia only grew stronger with her cool manner toward him. Oh, how I love when an arrogant man is put in his place! Endearing just as much, however, was Nicholass tenderness toward her after he chooses to surrender his life to God, and the realness of the battles he faces within between his old self and his new, redeemed self. The ending was a little convenient, Id say, but still gratifying.

    This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have not been compensated by the publisher or author in any way.
  2. BethErin
    IL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Regency romance with strong faith elements! Must read!
    October 27, 2017
    BethErin
    IL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The first book of the Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series begins with a comfortably traditional approach to Regency romance. The country setting, character dynamics, and storyline gave me the initial impression of a lovely faith meets Pride & Prejudice inspired tale.

    Lavinia Ellison's passionate concern for and service of the less fortunate leaves her frustrated with those who have greater resources yet fail to meet even the basic needs of their dependents. Nicholas Stamford is a well-rounded character with his military background and willingness to learn and consider other perspectives.

    Despite my high expectations, I found this story to be much more than everything that I hope for in a Regency romance! The historical, spiritual, and relational elements, the overall story flow, plot, and characters everything about this story is exceptional.
  3. jacquiR
    Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    The Elusive Miss Ellison
    August 29, 2017
    jacquiR
    Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller is book one of the series, Regency Brides, a Legacy of Grace. This is a light, entertaining historical romance set in Gloucestershire, England and later in London, in 1813. Lavinia Ellison, very attractive daughter of a village minister, demonstrates her faith by caring for the poor and needy and seeking to alleviate any burdens that they bear. The seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, Nicholas, whose father had overseen his duties and assisted the less fortunate under his care, was handsome, tall and dark. Yet, Lavinia told her friend Sophia that a handsome appearance counted for little, if not matched by good character and deeds. Nicolas Hawkesbury seemed aloof to the problems of the people under his jurisdiction.

    Their first encounter did not go well. Nicolas mistook Lavinia for a poor simpleton when he saw her working in the garden and asked her if her master was within. That careless introduction coupled with the horrendous incident from years ago did not bode well for a friendly relationship. Many twists and turns in the plot lead to an engaging story. This novel is a well-crafted story with intriguing central characters and several minor characters that add depth and entertainment. I look forward to book two, The Captivating Lady Charlotte. I recommend this book which I received through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
  4. Elly
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    I LOVED this book!
    August 26, 2017
    Elly
    Quality: 4
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This book was so much better than even I could have expected...and I expect a LOT when it comes to reading. Such a delightful story! I kept catching glimpses of Austen's style in Ms. Miller's writing, which thrilled me to the core! I'm a HUGE Austen fan and I can't tell you how delighted I was to find this book so Austen-esk and yet uniquely it's own!

    I loved the storyline, the characters, how they handled their problems, all of it! I was completely absorbed into this time and setting and could easily relate to the feelings and hesitations of the characters.

    This is the best book I've read in months and I HIGHLY recommend it to all! I can't wait to get reading book 2 in this series: The Captivating Lady Charlotte!

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and The Book Club Network site. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
  5. Rebecca Maney
    Gastonia, North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Lovely Regency Romance!
    August 14, 2017
    Rebecca Maney
    Gastonia, North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    "Quite possibly he was the world's biggest fool . . . . . . . "

    During an era where romance demanded a certain allegiance from those whose name bore a title, Miss Lavenia Ellison was an anomaly; lovely, plain-spoken, selfless, devoted to her faith, she could pin a man to the wall with her words, while showing unwavering kindness to those in need. The Earl of Hawkesbury can hardly decide whether or not the elusive qualities of the local minister's daughter are a blessing or a curse when it comes to their tenuous association.

    Lavenia Ellison is not accustomed to the attention of an earl, especially when she discovers that his family has a deep investment into the grief of her own. His high-handed posture and incessant sarcasm is quite a challenge to decipher, for in unguarded moments his demeanor can be quite charming and kind. Hers is a quiet life in the country, he has a legacy to protect; after all, matters of the heart can be complicated even in the best of circumstances, and society will certainly not permit the young earl to marry beneath him.

    Carolyn Miller has written a lovely story filled with truths and observations that any generation can appreciate.
Displaying items 1-5 of 48
Page 1 of 10 12345 Next |Last

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.