Move over Jane Austin, Carolyn Miller has written a wonderful historical fiction "The Elusive Miss Ellison." Reminiscent of another era, the reader will find Lavinia Ellison a spirited heroine as she challenges the new Earl of Hawkesbury with her wit and selflessness to help others less fortunate. But Lavinia is also held to the past when she witnessed the death of her mother from a horse belonging to the Hawkesbury family. She does not think to highly of the new Earl until she is found collapsed in the field from influenza and smallpox, spending the next several weeks at the Earl of Hawkesbury's estate. She discovers a different side to the Earl. Nicholas carries the pain of the past as well not only from his brother's doings but from the war where he served and was injured. Fondness develops between the two of them, then Nicholas' mother arrives at the estate declaring Lavinia is not worthy to marry her son or is she! The book has some nice twists in it. I enjoyed being transported back to another time and place.
I received this complementary copy to give a review for Litfuse Publicity Group. Check out Litfuse at www.litfusegroup.com and http://litfusegroup.com/author/CMiller