Underestimating Miss Cecilia Mommy Time Review

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Today I get the pleasure of sharing the second book in the Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley series by Carolyn Miller. The second book, Underestimating Miss Cecilia, gives the reader a look at the middle Aynsley daughter, Cecilia. It gives us a very different view of Cecilia than the first book which focused on her older sister.

This book picks up where A Hero of Miss Hatherleigh left off. Caroline is married and Lady Aynsley is focused on her middle daughter and finding her a suitable husband. The problem is Cecilia or Cecy as her family calls her has been in love with their neighbor for as long as anyone can remember, and he was part of a big scandal in the first book as well as good friends with Caroline. Now he has found God and wants to help others as does Cecy, but what can a young woman do in a time when women are to stay home and go to balls. 

I love that this book shares a bit of the real history that was happening in England at the time. There is much discussion of the Peterloo massacre in the book as well as how the gypsies were treated by society. These parts of the stories are based on true facts and I always love when that is added to the book. I also love that God is always present and that it is through their own journeys with God that the story unfolds. This is a romance novel but one that is based on clean Christianity. Although it does not have the action of the first novel it does have an equal kind of excitement. It is a story about love as well as doing what is right and what it means to be a Christian.

I love to see the parallels of the times. Most people were underrepresented in the government and were protesting. The high society people for the most part did not want to discuss or even see what was happening. The gypsies were being ignored or humiliated because of their lifestyle. False arrests were happening as well as so much more. The violence in the poorer areas was great and the authorities were just trying to close cases. Does this sound familiar? 

This book is interesting and fun to read. It takes a look at a time of the past and brings in so many of the things I like to consider today. The characters are well developed and continue from the first book, however the first book is not necessary to read prior. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it.