Although Clara DeLancey was portrayed as the woman who tried to break up a marriage in the previous novel of the series, I always thought that she was not as brazen as she seemed. Her mother had a major role in that debacle and her scheming led to Clara’s disgrace. I was delighted to find Clara the actual heroine of this installment and loved getting to know the real person hiding inside.

Another book perfect for those who love Regency romance, “The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey” may have been even better than the prior two books in this series. Perhaps the scandal surrounding her made the story more interesting as she had much more to overcome or other factors such as the perfect hero could have played into it. No matter the reason, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and could not have wished for more.

A bit of action and even some danger plus a romance rife with misunderstandings kept the story interesting. With realistic characters who are everything but perfect, the narrative highlights their personal growth in maturity and faith. I liked the way the story illustrates the power of forgiveness to change lives.

I am quite happy that I have had the opportunity to read all the books in this series and I look forward to the author’s next novel.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Kregel Publications. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Will a damaged reputation and desire for society’s approval thwart the legacy of grace?

Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quieter Brighton countryside, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self. She’s lost the man she loved to another and, in a culture that has no patience for self-pity, is struggling with depression. A chance encounter brings her a healing friendship with the sisters of an injured naval captain. But Clara’s society mama is appalled at the new company she’s keeping.

Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife. But his gallant spirit won’t let him ignore the penniless viscount’s daughter–not when she so obviously needs assistance to keep moving forward from day to day. Can he protect his heart and still keep her safe?

When they’re pushed into the highest echelons of society at the Prince Regent’s Brighton Pavilion, this mismatched couple must decide if family honor is more important than their hopes. Can they right the wrongs of the past and find future happiness together–without finances, family support, or royal favor?

The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey is full of the captivating, flawed characters, fascinating historical details, and masterful writing that Carolyn Miller’s fans have come to know in The Elusive Miss Ellison and The Captivating Lady Charlotte. If you love Lori Wick, Georgette Heyer, and other clean, wholesome Regency romance, you’ll love this third book in the Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series.


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.Find out more about Carolyn at