Sunday, May 23, 2021

Dusk's Darkest Shores by Carolyn Miller



How can a meek wallflower help a returning war hero whose dreams are plunged into darkness?

Mary Bloomfield has no illusions. Her chances for matrimony have long since passed her by. Still, her circumstances are pleasant enough, especially now that she has found purpose in assisting her father with his medical practice in England's beautiful Lake District. Even without love, it's a peaceful life.

That is until Adam Edgerton returns to the sleepy district. This decorated war hero did not arrive home to acclaim and rest, but to a new battle against the repercussions of an insidious disease. Mary's caring nature cannot stand to see someone suffer--but how can she help this man see any brightness in his future when he's plunged into melancholic darkness, his dreams laid waste by his condition?

Adam wants no charity, but he's also no coward. If this gentle woman can work hard, how can he do less? Together they struggle to find a way forward for him. Frustration and antipathy slowly develop into friendship and esteem. Then a summer storm atop a mountain peak leads to scandal--and both Mary and Adam must search the depths of their closed hearts for answers if they hope to find any future path with happiness at its end.

Best-selling author Carolyn Miller is back with a fresh series that will not only thrill readers eager for more of her work, but bring in new fans looking for beautiful writing, fascinating research, deftly woven love stories, and real faith lived out in the Regency period.


Loved loved this book!

When I opened the book I had no idea what to expect but I was soon immersed and finished this book in a day!

Such a beautiful story! Very well written with awesome characters!

Yes, Adam was a bit ornery but who wouldn't be after he went through! I found myself rooting for him throughout the story and clapped my hands too!

Sweet Mary? Gotta love her. She wears her feelings on her sleeve for everyone to see just like me! Just like me she loves helping everyone in need. I admired her very much. 

The scenery was absolutely gorgeous! The way Ms. Miller wrote, I felt like I was there!

I really love how this story encourages and offers hope at the same time. 

It is chalk full of inspirational messages that we can use even today. 

God's word never changes. It's us who do. We think we can do it all on our own but really we can't. It's why God sends us certain people to help is along the way.

Of course there are some unsavory characters but that's what make this story good and what adds up to a good mystery.

I was very happy with the ending. It left me thinking about Adam and Mary long after the book was over. I know they still have a story to tell! I hope to see more of them in future books!

This is my favorite of all of Ms. Miller's books!

I highly recommend!

My thanks for a copy of this awesome book. I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own!

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.

A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn'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)

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1 comment:

  1. Yay!!! So happy to read your review and I appreciate your kind words. Thanks so much for sharing xx


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