Although it takes a few chapters to adjust to the characters’ use of formal English, Carolyn Miller’s, The Elusive Miss Ellison is a page-turner sure to capture and hold any reader’s attention.
Set in 1813, St. Hampton Heath, Gloucestershire, England, the story centers around the simple yet intelligent and outspoken preacher’s daughter, Lavinia Ellison and the newest well-to-do, but broken Earl of Hawkesbury.
Miller does a splendid job building the plot to an unexpected yet highly anticipated crescendo. The Elusive Miss Ellison is one the book lover will not want to put down until the final pages are delivered.
The unanticipated ending is sure to leave audiences wanting to know more about future of the highly likable hero and heroine. Perhaps Miller’s next book, The Captivating Lady Charlotte set for release June 27 will feed that desire.
*A complimentary copy of the book was provided in exchange for this review.