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I have a nickname for this book: “the penny dropper”. Caroline acts like a child and her brother explains very clearly what will happen if she dares to damage his relationship again.
In this book we read how her understanding of the world comes around. She still wishes to become a lady and get a rich husband and be an important part of society but maybe her feelings about that are not her only drive.
Caroline has never been in love before and therefore she does not understand how her body and her mind acts when she meets Lord Nathan.
Lord Nathan is not exactly what he appears to be. he used to be a rake but now he is quite the opposite but at the beginning Caroline does not know. Their attraction is mutual but also their stubbornness and their different ways of finding happiness. They will evolve into new characters, the evolution is greater in Caroline but Lord Nathan with his faith will also have to realise what God has put in front of him and how his life outside the ton can be seen as a non-appealing one by Caroline.
So, can you see a nice Caroline? Can you believe that she will change completely? Do you think she is capable of love? What would you do if a new acquaintance is always following you thinking that you are about to do the worst? What if everything is misunderstanding? What is your “worst enemy” (Elizabeth Bennet) is your only person to ask for advise? What if love is more powerful than society but then you are actually rewarded?
I received "Caroline" as a free book.
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And color me surprised. I enjoyed this story very much! It was interesting to see how Ms. Barr would write what life was like for Caroline after her brother’s engagement to Jane. She started out as every bit the character we got to know in Pride and Prejudice—shallow, judgmental, and has a penchant for looking down on other people. She finds a match in Lord Nathan Kerr, a reformed rake, and the current vicar at Kympton.
Like Darcy and Elizabeth, Caroline and Nathan’s love story was not without its bumps along the way. The two first meet in London at the theatre where it was easy to see the attraction between the two. Caroline expected him to call on her, but when he didn’t, she tried to forget him, not once thinking they’d cross paths again.
They both had their inner battles and reservations. Nathan has heard of Caroline and her goal in securing a good match, and Caroline has heard of Nathan’s past reputation as a rake. They both fight their attraction, and in the process, ended up arguing at almost every encounter. Nathan, like Elizabeth towards Darcy, was quick to judge Caroline, and Caroline never fails to fights back. I’ll be honest and say it bothered me when Nathan judged Caroline and accused her of such terrible things. And will you look at that? I’m actually sympathizing with a character I’ve always disliked! It shows the lady in question has made some progress in trying to be a better person.
There was a lot of introspective moments for Caroline as she realizes how she’s been acting before and she sees how people really see her. She draws strength from the memory of her grandmama and the scriptures from the bible her grandmama spoke to her when she was still alive. Nathan was like her, too. After fighting in the war, he became despondent and found distraction in vices and debauchery. With the help of her brother, the Duke, he found enlightenment in the word of the Lord.
As she aims to change for the better, Caroline gains new friends, those of whom are unexpected yet makes total sense. It reminded me of Kitty, who eventually improved for the better when she found better company and a more calming influence.
Nathan is a man of the cloth, but there are moments when you can still see hints of mischief and flirtatious actions. I couldn’t help but giggle when he made a move on Caroline. I giggled every time he did!
Although the story focuses on Caroline and Nathan’s story, we still get a glimpse of our beloved characters. We see how the Bingley siblings are with each other, how sweet and in tune with each other Darcy and Elizabeth are. Those two never fail to put a smile on my face!
Caroline reminded me of the Cinderella sequel where Cinderella’s step-sister, Anastasia, falls in love with a baker. She finds love in the most unexpected place, and has found happiness and contentment along with it. There’s nothing I love more than character growth! This book has made me a happy happy girl.
Caroline is a clean, Christian historical romance fiction told in the third POV, but alternates from Caroline’s perspective to Nathan’s. I think it’s a successful variation when I found myself cheering for Caroline and hoping she finds her own happily ever after. If you’re looking for a quick and insightful read, you might enjoy Caroline.
As the story opens, Caroline is still smugly certain that Mr. Darcy will offer for her. The rug is unceremoniously yanked from under her when a letter from her brother Charles arrives for Louisa. It announces that not only will he be marrying Jane Bennet, but the wedding will be shared with Jane's sister Elizabeth, who is actually marrying Mr. Darcy! Recognizing the necessity of mending fences with the Bennet sisters in order to maintain a pathway to the higher social sphere to which she aspires, Caroline must compose a congratulatory letter to Jane.
In the midst of Caroline's despair over the unexpected turn of events, she starts to remember how her grandmother would comfort her when she was a little girl. Scripture verses she has not ever thought about in any depth come to mind and have unsettling significance as she reflects on her past behavior and looks for guidance for her uncertain future.
It is in a less confident state of mind that Caroline encounters Lord Nathanial Kerr at a London theatre. Significantly, she finds herself attracted to him rather than to his older brother Maxwell, the Duke of Adborough.
Nathan has a reputation of having been a notorious rake after resigning his military commission, although he has been out of society's eye for the past four years. What Caroline doesn't know is that Nathan experienced a dramatic religious conversion, repented of his dissolute past, attended seminary, and then Darcy appointed him to the living at Kympton, where he is now the vicar. "Mr. Kerr," as he prefers to be known now, will be officiating at the double wedding of Darcy and Bingley to the Bennet sisters.
Caroline and Nathan fight their mutual attraction. Nathan has heard from Darcy about her determination to move up in society by marrying well, even if she has to use devious means to do so. Meanwhile, Caroline has no intention of allowing herself to be a plaything for a rake.
Answered prayer leads these two to each other although, in my own experience, the Lord rarely responds quite so promptly! I enjoyed discovering Caroline's softer side and found the way this story evolves to be believable; it's often perceived failure that leads to self-reflection and correction of our life goals. The writing flows nicely, alternating the POV primarily between the two main characters.
Generally, this is a pleasing novella that's well worth reading.