Thursday, December 15, 2016

An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann Hunter - a book review

This is the third story of the Hawthorne House series.  The author very cleverly begins this story before the previous one ends.  The second book focuses on Miranda Hawthorne.  This book revolves around her sister, Georgina. You would not need to read the other stories in order to enjoy this one.  The author does a great job of filling the reader in on all the important things. In the midst of all the witty conversations and humorous situations, there is a strong theme of reliance on God. It isn’t preachey, but it is clearly an important part of the characters' lives.

The Hawthorne House series is set in London during the Regency period and the author presents it in a very realistic way.  In a very unobtrusive way, she gives us a history lesson about customs, clothing, manners, protocol and cultural standards.

The subject of learning disabilities is presented in a very thoughtful and informative manner.

This is from the back cover:

“Lady Georgina Hawthorne has always known she must marry well. After years of tirelessly planning every detail of her debut season, she is poised to be a smashing success and have her choice of eligible gentlemen.
With money and powerful business connections but no title, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. He intends to marry someday, but when he does it will not be to a shallow woman like Lady Georgina, whose only concerns appear to be status and appearance.
But beneath her flawless exterior, Georgina's social aspirations stem from a shameful secret she is desperately trying to keep hidden--and that Colin is too close to discovering. Drawn to each other despite their mutual intent to avoid association, is the realization of their dreams worth the sacrifices they'll be forced to make?”

The ending seemed a bit rushed, which was a bit anticlimactic, but all in all, this was a really enjoyable book.

Learn more about the author, Kristi Ann Hunter HERE 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House and Baker
Publishing Group through their book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed above are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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