About the Book
Book: Regaining Mercy
Author: Carolyn Miller
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Release date: June 29, 2021
A mom ready to do anything for her son. A man determined to win the woman he loves.
Going on Love at First Glance had seemed like such a good idea. She didn’t care about finding Mr. Right. No, Mindy Murray chose the reality TV show for more mercenary reasons. A mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do when it comes to feeding her son.
When Mindy returns to Elnora, the girl from the “wrong side of the island” just wants a chance to rebuild her reputation. Too bad the folks at church don’t practice what the preacher preaches.
Enter Dermott Reilly. The interim boss at Greener Gardens has always had a soft spot for Mindy and her son, but with his new responsibilities, an important garden competition, and a few other concerns, he finds it difficult to prove himself to her.
A tropical storm and a missing child prove that sometimes grace appears in the most unusual ways.
Regaining Mercy concludes the Elnora Island romances of the Independence Islands Series, featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily ever-afters.
The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.
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About the Author
Carolyn Miller is an Australian author of inspirational romance, particularly that of the Regency era, and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds where flawed people can grow in faith, hope and love through stories that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives.
More from Carolyn
Have you ever wondered what might happen if a failed TV reality star was to return home to her narrow minded community? What if she’s been tarred and feathered with disgrace?
In our world of insta-fame, selfies and fakebook, I find it fascinating that so many people are entranced by so-called reality TV, with its editing and narratives and shiny-eyed hopefuls chasing money, love and dreams. But what if it doesn’t work out? What happens next? How do you resume ‘normal life’ when you’ve been living in a very artificial world?
I enjoy writing fiction that is grounded in reality, with realistic, flawed characters who are on a God journey to find faith and freedom. My contemporary and historical novels often see characters struggle with the choices they’ve made (don’t we all?), which is exactly what single mom Mindy is dealing with.
Combine Mindy’s challenges with those faced by gardening expert, Dermott, a man whose stone wall building skills are better than his way with women, or his inability to hide his attraction to his former co-worker’s younger sister.
Regaining Mercy encourages us to see ourselves as God does, to not let the labels of the past to shape our future. Along the way, readers will enjoy the honest portrayals of family, friendship and faith.
I’m so glad people are really enjoying my new contemporary books, where I can bring my love of gardens (& my horticulturalist hubby’s expertise!) to a new audience. Want to see what’s growing in my garden? Check out my website www.carolynmillerauthor.com – and you might even see some of my husband’s famous stone walls!
If you enjoy stories of hope, heart and humor, then you’ll be sure to enjoy this novel about a prodigal and the patient gardener who helps her find God’s mercy – and renewed hope for her heart.
Interview with Carolyn
- When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
This was after the Vancouver Winter Olympics, when I wrote a story about an Australian athlete and an American guy and got the writing bug. This story has seen various iterations since, and will finally be published next year, just in time for the next Winter Olympics, and is called Love on Ice.
- Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
Everywhere, from the snippets of everyday lives that people share, to news articles, to random wonderings about all sorts of things. I once wrote a book because I started wondering about the origins of a tongue twister (“She sells sea shells by the seashore” which became A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh.) For Regaining Mercy, I was wondering what a person’s life would be like after they went on a national reality TV show like The Bachelor, and how people in a narrow minded community might treat them.
- What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Well, apart from the obvious (I love to read, and watch movies) I try to visit my local gym regularly, where the Pilates classes are great for stretching out this writer’s body.
- As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
Believe it or not, I used to want to be an architect! I still love looking at house designs and interesting and clever, environmentally sustainable homes.
- What project are you working on now and how do we find your books?
I’m currently doing some more editing work on my Regency which releases next year called Midnight’s Budding Morrow (set in a gloomy English castle by the sea!), then I’m back to working on my NHL contemporary sports romance series, which includes my Winter Olympics story I mentioned above, and kicks off with a New Year’s Eve story called The Break Up Project.
To find out more about my books, and to sign up for my newsletter for all my writing updates, please visit www.carolynmillerauthor.com. You can also find my books, including my contemporary stories Restoring Fairhaven and Regaining Mercy, at Amazon.
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