Monday, June 6, 2022

BLOG TOUR - Midnight’s Budding Morrow

Title:   Midnight's Budding Morrow
Author:  Carolyn Miller
Series:  Regency Wallflowers #2
Publisher:  Kregel Publications
Genre:   Historical Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   312
Date of Publication:   May 31, 2022
My Rating:   4 Stars


Can real love grow between a wallflower and an unrepentant rogue?

Sarah Drayton is eager to spend time with her best friend at her crumbling Northumberland castle estate. Matrimony is the last thing on her mind and the last thing she expects to be faced with on a holiday. Yet she finds herself being inveigled into a marriage of convenience with her friend's rakish brother.

When James Langley returns to his family's estate, he can't be bothered to pay attention to his responsibilities as the heir. War is raging and he wants only distraction, not serious tethers. But his roguish ways have backed him into a corner, and he has little choice but to obey his father's stunning decree: marry before returning to war, or else. Suddenly he finds himself wedded to a clever and capable woman he does not love.

Sarah craves love and a place to belong, neither of which James offered before returning to the battlefront. Now everyone around her thinks she married above her station, and they have no intention of rewarding her for such impertinence. It isn't until her husband returns from war seemingly changed that she begins to hope they may find real happiness. But can she trust that this rake has truly reformed?

When tragedy strikes, this pair must learn to trust God and his plans. Will they be destroyed . . . or will they discover that even in the darkest depths of night, the morning still holds hope?

Click here to read an excerpt.


While most stories set in Regency England focus on the rich, the young, and the beautiful, award-winning author Carolyn Miller decided she wanted to give readers something different for a change. Her new Regency Wallflowers series follows the commoners, away from the hustle and bustle of 1810s London, out in the Lake District of England. She tells the stories of women who are slightly older and have few prospects for marriage, women who might be considered “wallflowers.”

Midnight’s Budding Morrow is the second book in the Regency Wallflowers series. The first book in the series is Dusk’s Darkest Shores.

Sarah has mixed feelings when she agrees to spend a holiday at her friend's estate. Her friend's brother James Langley left a very bad impression on Sarah when he approaches her at a ball and plants a drunken sloppy kiss on her. This gives Sarah pause when it comes to considering her friend's invitation. However, James is in the army and should not be at the estate. 

James has been a very heavy drinker, and this sensitive and inspirational story gives the reader insight to his past to see why his roguish behavior is so strong. However, as this book is one of redemption, hope and love, slowly James becomes a changed man. However, while James is going through his positive changes, Sarah experiences grief on a visceral level, so this story also deals with depression due to loss.

This story showed how grief morphed into deep binds of affection between Sarah and James. What a delightful story that truly connected me to the characters. Their growth was enjoyable to read and I love how they slowly learned to trust and love one another.

Many thanks to Kregel Publications for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


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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.

Miller’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). 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your kind words. I’m so glad you enjoyed!