Title: The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey
Series: Regency Brides #3
Author: Carolyn Miller
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Published Date: October 24, 2017
Buy It Link: Amazon
Synopsis: 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?
My rating: 4 stars
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
As I have read this series, and other Regency books, I can honestly say, I have definitely been born in the right era. I can't imagine not being able to speak my mind, to let out a curse word at least once or twice a day, or be seen as any man's property. Just the idea of having those expectations around you constantly is a nightmare for me.
Clara is the lowest of the low in society's eyes, and she has been ostracized, not only by society but by her family. Predictably, she struggles with depression, not only because she has lost the man she loved to another, but because of the snubbing from society.
Along comes Captain Benjamin Kemsley, not looking for any romantic encounters but he just can't ignore the helpless and rejected woman his sisters have befriended.
This is a sweet romance story that shows trust in God and your heart is more important than what society's expectations are.