Book Reviews

The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey

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 chance encounter brings her a healing friendship with the sisters of an injured naval captain. But Clara’s society mama is appalled at the new company she’s keeping.

Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife. But his gallant spirit won’t let him ignore the penniless viscount’s daughter–not when she so obviously needs assistance to keep moving forward from day to day. Can he protect his heart and still keep her safe?

When they’re pushed into the highest echelons of society at the Prince Regent’s Brighton Pavilion, this mismatched couple must decide if family honor is more important than their hopes. Can they right the wrongs of the past and find future happiness together–without finances, family support, or royal favor?

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

3 Stars

It frustrates me so much when I struggle with a book. I have this issue where the more I struggle the less likely I am to enjoy a book. Generally I have to decide to set it aside and come back to it some other time. This has been my issue with The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey.

I was excited to get to this book because I so enjoyed the second book of this series. My mistake however, was not going back to read the first book. I think this one, The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey, references events and characters that were front and center in the first book of the series. I felt a bit lost in this book and it lead me to just be frustrated with it and ultimately a bit bored.

But, overall, the writing of this book is good and the characters are interesting. Carolyn Miller does a wonderful job bringing the Regency Era to life. Unfortunately, I think I just read this book at the wrong time for me and it hindered my enjoyment. I plan to put it on a shelf for now and someday, after I read the first book of the series, I’ll probably pull it back out and hope to enjoy it more.

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