“An Elegant Façade” (Hawthorne House, #2) by Kristi Ann Hunter
Published: July 5th 2016 by Bethany House
Genre: Christian fiction, romance, historical fiction
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Lady Georgina will do anything to achieve her goal this Season: to marry a nobleman that can keep her safe in spite of her secret. Colin doesn’t fit her purposes, but he seems to be everywhere she goes. Could it be that he’s the one she truly needs in her life?
First of all: look at that cover! It’s absolutely beautiful! A great match for the story, no doubt.
Moreover, I loved the book. I couldn’t stop reading. It helped a lot that I was in the mood of a story like this one: so lovely! It was great for me to visit the whole London society with its Season again – always a good place for a girl to be.
Colin and Georgina are just perfect for each other! I enjoyed them very much, all their dialogues and personalities. So good!
Georgina’s secret was very original. I hadn’t read a book that treated this issue before, and I certainly didn’t expect to see it in historical fiction, but it was great.
Also, there was this great way of presenting faith in Jesus. It didn’t look forced, it seemed natural for the story. I liked that.
Characters in general are easy to identify with. I wasn’t very engaged with the Duke, though. We didn’t get to see him very much, but I think that would change a lot in Trent’s book (next one in the series).
The author promised I would understand it all even if I hadn’t read the first book, and she didn’t disappoint me. Even though she said the writing process was hard for her because this story overlaps the previous one at some points, I think she did an awesome job.
I’m not planning to read Miranda’s story because I didn’t like her very much (sorry), but I’m looking forward to Trent’s. I have the feeling that this series won’t let me go so easily, and I’m ok with that 😉
**I received a copy of this book from Bethany House through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**
+ “Confidence was the most important accesory a woman could put on”.
+ “A bit of advice? You need to learn to evaluate the whole game, not just the cards in front of you”.
+ “While I dearly hope we accomplish that, I want to thank you for trying. Even if we fail”.
Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Computer Science but always knew she wanted to write. Kristi is an RWA Golden Heart contest winner, an ACFW Genesis contest winner, and a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award for Excellence winner. She is a founding member and the coordinator of the Regency Reflections blog and lives with her husband and three children in Georgia.