Book Review: ‘Misleading Miss Verity’ (Daughters of Aynsley #3) by Carolyn Miller

Verity Hatherleigh has a mind of her own—but her actions do not impress her viscount papa. When she gets into one scrape too many, he sends her off to the wilds of Scotland to rethink her headstrong ways.

Anthony Jardine relished his role as curate, but his new duties as laird of Dungally aren’t always to his liking. Though he thought his new inheritance would be a blessing, somehow he’s finding nothing but trouble on these estates. And the intelligent, compassionate, feisty lass who was sent to rusticate in his territory is one of the biggest problems. He’s falling in love with her, but she doesn’t share the faith that’s his foundation—not to mention he’s been lying to her about who he really is. For the truth-loving Verity, that may be unforgivable.

The tangled web these two have woven may spell disaster for their happiness—and for the tenants of Dungally.

About Carolyn Miller

Hi, I’m Carolyn Miller, author of ‘The Elusive Miss Ellison’.

I live in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia.

I’m married, with four gorgeous children, who all love to read (and write!) as I do (except not in the Regency genre – funny, that!).

My favourite authors are classics like Jane Austen (of course!), Georgette Heyer, and Agatha Christie, but I also enjoy contemporary authors like Susan May Warren and Becky Wade.

I try to write stories that are fun and witty, yet also deal with real issues, such as dealing with forgiveness, the nature of really loving versus ‘true love’, and other challenges we all face at different times.

My Rating: 4 Stars!

Carolyn Miller draws her ‘Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley’ series to a close with this one, the best of the series, in my opinion. I read Miller’s first novel, The Elusive Miss Ellison, and knew at once that I had found a great Regency author. She is quite good at what she does. And this book is no exception.

Verity Hatherleigh has been sent off to Scotland because of her decidedly unladylike ways. She is quite impulsive in a time when ladies are supposed to be demure and obedient. While there she meets who she thinks is the gardener of Dungally and strikes up a friendship. Anthony Jardine is actually the new laird but wants to be known for himself, not as the laird. He is falling for Verity, but as a curate, he cannot be sure of her since she does not share his faith.

So there you have it: a great setting for a good story! Well written and populated with good characters, (some not so likeable) and with a wonderful ending, this one will be destined for the keeper shelf!

*My thanks to Kregel Publishing for a copy of this book. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.