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The Elusive Miss Ellison - Discussion Guide & More

The Elusive Miss Ellison

Now also available in Audiobook and in German and Dutch! 

Cover Story

So many people have said how gorgeous the cover for 'Miss Ellison' is - I agree! I found the image on an Etsy site while googling Regency gowns (as you do), and Kregel negotiated the exclusive rights (yay!). Their designers have done a fabulous job making all my covers look beautiful - thank you Kregel! Check out the cover image above with the original pic below:

The Elusive Miss Ellison
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Discussion Guide

  1. Which character in this novel do you identify with the most? Why?

  2. In the novel, Nicholas suddenly finds himself responsible for an estate and tenants, a responsibility he neither expected nor wanted. Have you ever had responsibility thrust upon you unexpectedly? What did you do?

  3. Forgiveness is an important theme in this novel. Have you ever struggled to forgive someone? What helped you overcome unforgiveness?

  4. As the daughter of a minister, Lavinia has heard many sermons, but some have proved difficult to put into practice. Have you ever been challenged by a sermon? How did you respond?

  5. If you could give Lavinia one piece of advice, what would it be? What advice would you give Nicholas?

  6. In what ways do Lavinia and Nicholas change throughout the novel? What do you consider to be the biggest factor(s) in their change?

  7. “Promises are mere words on the wind until something is actually done.” Do you agree with this statement? Why/why not?

  8. Lavinia mentions her mother’s favorite Bible verse is 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Do you have a favorite verse? How did it become your favorite?

  9. While this is a work of fiction, certain historical elements are referenced, such as the Napoleonic Wars (the Battle of Burgos, the Battle of García Hernández) and Elizabeth Farren (an actress from the late 1700s who married the 12th Earl of Derby). How did these historical details affect the narrative? How did they help you to feel a sense of time and place?

  10. What were the most appealing parts of the book?

  11. What do you think happens next? 

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The Elusive Miss Ellison

Check out the images used as inspiration on my The Elusive Miss Ellison Pinterest board here:

Nicholas Stamford
Nicholas Stamford
A cottage in St Hampton Heath
Lavinia plays the pianoforte
Miss Lavinia Ellison
Beagle Puppy
Hampton Hall
Grosvenor Square
De Eigenzinnige juffrouw Ellison

Did you know you can now buy The Elusive Miss Ellison in Dutch and German?

Look at these different covers! 
< Click here to visit the Dutch retailer

Click here for the German site >

The first Regency Brides series is also available in audiobook. Click here to access Tantor media's audiobook site >>

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