"Carolyn Miller has quickly become one of my go-to Regency authors. I know when I pick up one of her novels, I will find myself immersed in a story with characters that keep pulling me back to the pages. In A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh, I found myself slipping into a world filled with fossils, friendship, and the whispers of love, yet haunted by a shadow of danger. What will a brother do to protect his sister? And how far will a friend go to protect her new acquaintance? With a keen eye for historical detail and descriptions that transported me to the shores of England, this book was a delight."-- (02/01/2019)
"Move over, Elizabeth Bennet. Here comes Miss Hatherleigh! In true Jane Austen style, Carolyn Miller pens a delightful Regency novel filled with intrigue and a dash of danger. Heroine Caroline Hatherleigh learns a lesson or two in geology and love when she meets the handsome Gideon Kirby . . . but is he who he says he is? Readers of all ages will love this fine historical romance."-- (02/01/2019)
"Miller delivers a winsome exploration of life, love, and faith in Regency England. . . . In a lively subplot, Miller delves into the 19th-century conflict between the Christian faith and the science of paleontology. But it is her inclusion of faith issues with an authentic portrayal of Regency society that will continue to delight her growing fan base."-- (03/01/2019)
As the daughter of Viscount Aynsley, Caroline Hatherleigh knows every rule of society—and she’s always followed them precisely. It’s simply the way things are done in her world. When she visits south Devonshire and encounters a fossil-hunting scientist and his sister, her assumptions about what is right are shaken. She is suddenly confronted by questions she has never considered about the importance of friendship and faith—and her comfortable understanding about how the world works is thrown off balance.
Gideon Kirby loves science, and hunting down proof of past lives is a joy he won’t willingly give up. But his scientific leanings are being challenged by both his personal beliefs and by local smugglers in the Devonshire countryside. And every day his sister’s illness is becoming more desperate and her care grows more demanding. Adding a proper Viscount’s daughter to the mix is a complication Gideon never expected—especially since he has a secret that demands he stays far away from this young woman he’s falling for in order to protect his beloved sister.
When a mysterious stranger visits the village, that secret is set to be exposed, no matter how Gideon fights. Then tragedy strikes in a smugglers cave. And the threat of scandal may lead to broken hearts and passionless propriety. Will the shaky bond these two have managed to build be strong enough to overcome their differences—or will the trust they’ve withheld from each other end up tearing three lives apart?