Historical Romance Book Review: Dawn's Untrodden Green

About the Book

Title: Dawn’s Untrodden Green 

Series: Regency Wallflowers, Book 3 

Author: Carolyn Miller 

Genre: Historical Romance 

Publisher:  Kregel Publications 

Release Date: April 11, 2023

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Publisher's Book Description

“Not much happens in Theodosia Stapleton's tiny Northumberland village. Certainly not to her. She has resigned herself to spinsterhood, caring for her ailing mother in the home of her grandfather, known to the locals as "General Contrary." When her dear friend dies and leaves behind a daughter, it's simple enough to take the child into her own quiet world. That is, until her ward's famous uncle unexpectedly arrives and throws Theo's tidy orbit completely off-kilter. 


Fame was the last thing Daniel Balfour sought when he fought in the Peninsular War. But his brave exploits caught the attention of the King, and now the honors he was given hound him everywhere . . . even on his rushed trip to rescue his orphaned niece. 


Theo's quick wit and warm smile reassure him that Rebecca is in good hands, and he finds himself free to swiftly return to London and his responsibilities. But those caring hands are beginning to look like they could also safely hold his heart, and he's tempted to linger. Unfortunately, marriage is simply not in the cards; the army is spouse enough for him. 


Then an accident and a scandal lead both Theo and Daniel to discover that their best-laid plans may not have been what God designed for them after all.” 

My Review

Dawn’s Untrodden Green, by Carolyn Miller, is the third book in the Regency Wallflowers series. Set in Northeast England during the early 19th century, this beautifully written novel is witty, charming, and altogether engaging. Brimming with carefully curated details and captivating dialogue, the compelling plot wraps the reader snuggly within the historical culture and setting. A delight to read from beginning to end, this story is quite special and meaningful. 


A variety of important themes such as loss, duty, expectation, reputation, faith, courage, love, and hope are thoughtfully explored through a full assortment of unique and likable characters. The main characters especially resonate with emotional and intellectual depth and believability. Though they sometimes feel the weight of insecurities, doubts, and obligations, they weather their struggles with calm determination and purpose. Though hurt by misconceptions, disappointments, and social expectations, their pursuit of hope and happiness is quite moving. 

Ms. Miller has once again crafted an historical romance that is memorable, beautiful, and worthy of being read and savored. Dawn’s Untrodden Green is thought provoking, emotionally stirring, and truly uplifting. It is a story filled with hope, second chances, and the value of friendship and family. I recommend it most sincerely. 

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher/author. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own. 

About the Author: Carolyn Miller

“Carolyn Miller is a bestselling Australian author of historical and contemporary romance. 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. Her Regency novels include the nine books of the Regency Brides series and the Regency Wallflowers series. Her contemporary novels include those in the Independence Islands series and the Original Six hockey romance series. 

Her stories have been described by Publishers Weekly as "a winsome exploration of life, love and faith" and witty "with snappy repartee that rockets off the page" (Library Journal). Readers enjoy these books that are humorous yet also deal with real issues, such as dealing with forgiveness, the nature of really loving versus 'true love', and other challenges. Her novels can be considered 'inspirational', and may appeal to readers of Christian fiction, who want stories of hope and redemption - with a twist of Aussie humour.” --Biography from Carolyn Miller’s author page on Amazon.com.

Click here to visit Carolyn Miller's website.


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