Review: The Making of Mrs. Hale by Carolyn Miller (JustRead Tour)

November 29, 2018

Title: The Making of Mrs. Hale
Author: Carolyn Miller
Publisher: Kregel
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780825445354
Publication Date: November 27th, 2018

About the Book:
Marry in haste, repent in leisure--Mrs. Hale is about to find out how painful that repentance can truly be.

Julia Hale ran off to be married in Gretna Green, following romance instead of common sense. But her tale isn't turning into a happily ever after. Her new husband is gone and she doesn't know where--or if he's ever coming back. Julia has no option but to head home to the family she betrayed by eloping and to hope they'll forgive her. Especially now that she might be carrying a baby from her brief marriage.

Carolyn Miller's clean and wholesome Regency romances continue with The Making of Mrs. Hale, following familiar characters as they learn how restoration can occur by finding hope and healing through a deep relationship with God. Full of rich historical details and witty banter, this series continues to draw in fans of Jane Austen, Sarah Ladd, and Julie Klassen.
My Thoughts:
I love a good period drama. They are so much fun for me. I love settings, the dialog, the clothes, the mannerisms of it all. Regency settings to me are very rich and fun and just so full of little things that make the story pop. They are unique to me. Jane Austen is my first thought when I think of the time, now I think Julie Klassen and Carolyn Miller.

The Making of Mrs. Hale is only the second book I've read by Carolyn Miller and I want to read the rest. Her attention to detail of her stories is fabulous. She weaves in a lot of factual settings with her characters.

This story I connected with. The marry in haste and repent in leisure. My 20's, that is all I have to say. I have matured....but back on point. This story is one that I think will connect with many. It doesn't matter the times, it will connect and I love that. I love how the themes work so well with today's issues. They are a little mature, but not in a drastic way. I like real life issues in stories.

Julia has a lot to face in this story. She is basically lost and confused. Thomas is in a place he never imagined. We get to see what happens to both of them and how things evolve for them. I didn't mind the different points of view.

I enjoyed this story. If you are a fan of regency, I think this is one you would enjoy as well.

4 out of 5

About the Author:
Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. 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.

Thank you to JustRead Tours, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment

  1. Thanks Kate - I’m so glad you connected with this story. And to be mentioned next to Julie Klassen is a real honor! God bless you xx


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