Wednesday 27 July 2016

Book Review: An Elegant Facade

From The Back:

Praise for Kristi Ann Hunter's A Noble Masquerade
"Debut author Hunter pens a fantastic Regency romance."--RT Book Reviews "If you're looking for an engaging Regency romance to sweep you away for a few hours, this is the book for you!"--'s Happy Ever After blog 

"This is a lively and entertaining romp through Regency London--and is great fun."--Jane Austen's Regency World
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?
My Reflections:

One would think this book to be simple and well slightly predictable, I am here to tell you it is not.
Lady Georgina is like a rose petal full of layers, her charterer is anything but predictable.
Yearning for socialite status she makes her outward appearance picture perfect however, underneath all that perfection she is holding a secret close, and is not willing to sacrifice anything less than perfection.
Georgina comes across as a spoiled socialite making you believe she is just looking for a title, but as you delve deeper into the book you realize her tender heart and the reasons behind her deception run so raw her own family is in the dark.

Colin McCrae is the hero of this story! Even though Colin tries his best not to enjoy or encourage the company of Georgina all his attempts fall short as he learns more about her and really sees her heart. Colin is an easy going, solid type worthy of my hero status.

 A powerful tale of God's design for our lives, and how the world's views are not what makes us who we are. God makes us all individuals with strengths and weaknesses alike. Often times our weaknesses are actually our greatest strengths!
Isn't God amazing!

If you are searching for a charmingly tender romance with a great sub story this may be the book for you. I would, however, suggest you start with "A Noble Masquerade" as these stories are interwoven and a good chunk of the story line may be lost on you. I don't feel An Elegant Facade makes a good stand alone, so go treat yourself and pop out to your local Christian bookstore.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc


  1. Kristi Ann Hunter

    Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in computer science but always knew she wanted to write. Her debut novel, A Noble Masquerade, is a RITA double finalist. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. Find her...
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