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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review & Giveaway! - An Uncommon Courtship - Hawthorne House Book 3 - Kristi Ann Hunter

When I first read A Noble Masquerade (book one), I knew that Kristi Ann Hunter was unique. Little did I know that her books would be able to twist and pull on my heart and emotions in such a strong way. Don't miss the giveaway for a copy of An Uncommon Courtship at the end of the post!  

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
Lord Trent Hawthorne couldn't be happier he is not the duke in the family. Free to manage his small estate and take his time discovering the life he wants to lead, he has grand plans of someday wooing and falling in love with the woman of his choice. When he finds himself honor bound to marry a woman he barely knows, his dream of a loving marriage like his parents' seems lost forever.


Life for Lady Adelaide Bell was easier when she hid in her older sister's shadow--which worked until her sister got married. But even with her socially ambitious mother's focus entirely on her, the last thing she expected was a marriage of convenience before she's been introduced to society.

With nothing going as expected, can Trent and Adelaide's marriage of obligation survive their own missteps and the pressures of London society to grow into a true meeting of hearts and minds?



My Thoughts
An Uncommon Courtship is a story filled with sweetness that will make you sigh, rogues that will make you shudder, scheming women that will make your blood boil, and passion that will make you swoon. 

Trent and Adelaide make such an adorable pair. They complement each other beautifully. Watching their "courtship" progress, witnessing their hearts opening, and learning what it means to love and be loved is a precious thing. This is a Christian novel and the passion and discussions are clean and appropriate by my standards. However, there are conversations that you may or may not feel are suitable for younger readers. One of the messages that continued to speak to me throughout the story is that, "God doesn't make mistakes." I have been reminded of this several times over the last couple of months, and it is so very true. No matter what we go through we must trust that He knows what He is doing. Even through the pain of shattered dreams, He does not make mistakes. Whatever He gives us, He gives us for a reason. The other thread that really stuck with me through this book is, love. True love, the love of the Father, the love He created between husband and wife. Kristi broaches this subject in a pure and Biblical way. It breaks my heart to see our society searching for and demonstrating love in all the wrong ways. His love is perfect and loving each other the way God intended is such a beautiful thing.

If you haven't read the rest of the books in the series I would recommend you do so before you jump into this one. The novella, Lady of Esteem, is available as a free ebook. I highly recommend this book and the series.

I received a complimentary copy of An Uncommon Courtship from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

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Kristi Ann Hunter



About the Author
Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in computer science but always knew she wanted to write. Kristi is the author of the HAWTHORNE HOUSE series and a 2016 RITA Award winner and Christy Award finalist. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia.
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Giveaway copy provided by Bethany House.

53 comments:

Pam K. said...

I really enjoyed A Lady of Esteem and A Noble Masquerade (that is such a fun book to read!). I haven't yet read An Elegant Facade. It was on my Christmas wish list but apparently the list was too long since I didn't receive it. I'd love to win An Uncommon Courtship. I love Kristi Ann Hunter's style of writing.

Rachel said...

They are all so good! LOVE them!

Anonymous said...

The book looks like a wonderful read and one that I will enjoy.
Marion

Karen said...

I haven't read anything since A Noble Masquerade, but I can't wait to read all of them! I really enjoy your mix of passion, action, and culture, Kristi!!

Dianne Casey said...

I really enjoy reading historical fiction. "An Uncommon Courtship" sounds like an interesting read. Looking forward to reading.

Dianne Casey said...

I really enjoy reading historical fiction. "An Uncommon Courtship" sounds like an interesting read. Looking forward to reading.

Heidi Robbins said...

I love your rating system ;) This is a series I'll definitely read, I've heard so many great things about it! Nice review!

Anonymous said...

Can'r to read this. Thanks

Virginia winfield said...

Looking foreword to this book.

Rachel said...

Oh excellent! I hope you do!

Rachel said...

Oh An Elegant Facade is incredible!

Rachel said...

Historical fiction is my happy place for sure!

Rachel said...

Thank you Heidi! That means alot coming from you! :)

Rachel said...

My pleasure!

Rachel said...

Happy reading!

Paula said...

I love historicals. I just read the prequel and am a few pages into A Noble Masquerade. I love Kristi' humor and writing.

Rachel said...

She is fabulous isn't she???

agboss said...

I have read Kristi's novella, A Lady of Esteem, and loved it! Your review of An Uncommon Courtship has me totally intrigued. I love historical Christian fiction. I'm so looking forward to reading the rest of this series! Thanks so much for the opportunity of this giveaway!!

Kate said...

I've read the other boos in the series, and they are great! Looking forward to this one!!!

Rachel said...

Nothing makes a book blogger happier than hearing these words! Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel said...

Yay! I love the unique way Kristi approached An Elegant Facade!

Buffy Scott said...

Gah! I'm already in love with this series! I'm gonna have to stop by soon to borrow An Elegant Facade ASAP!

Rachel said...

Yes YOU DO!!!

Vera Godley said...

Kristi Hunter does write a superb book and I've reviewed a couple. Here's hoping I win this since somehow I seem to have missed out on it. :)

vera

Leslie Waters said...

I can't wait to read this new book of Kristi Hunters. I have loved her others in this series.

Patty said...

I've only read the intro novella but I think I have at least the first book in this series on my bookshelf. Hope to get to it soon!

J Dennis said...

I have read the first book in the series and loved it! Can't wait to read the other ones in the series!

Diana Flowers said...

I reviewed A Noble Masquerade on my blog. Loved it! Would love to read this one as well. Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity.

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Debra said...

I have loved the first three books. I'm excited to read Trent's story. But I'm extatic to hear about Griffith's story!

JJ said...

Would love to read this book.

Rachel said...

Oooh good luck!

Rachel said...

They are all fabulous!

Rachel said...

Oh you must!

Rachel said...

An Elegant Facade is so unique! I adore it!

Rachel said...

OH yay! My pleasure! Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel said...

This one is so good! But I agree #teamGriffith all the way!!!

Rachel said...

Best of luck!

Amy Tyner said...

I enjoy Kristi work, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

Caryl Kane said...

Excellent review, Rachel! This series is on my MUST READ SOON list. ;)

Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Lynda E. said...

I can't wait for this one, even more so as you highlighted the theme of God honoring love. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

Rachel said...

Oh my pleasure Amy! Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel said...

Aww thank you Caryl!

Rachel said...

My pleasure Lynda! Thank you!

Lucy Reynolds said...

Enjoyed the review. Blessings

Abi Marie said...

Great review! Can't wait to read this one.

Lisa Brown said...

It sounds great, I hope I get a chance to read it :)

Karen R said...

Really like this series. Look forward to reading this one. Nice review. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

lildevilgirl22 said...

This book sounds very good never read her books but I would like to.

lov2copon said...

Ooooooo this book sounds Devine....I love this age period...!!!!! I really want to read the other ones too!

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Leela said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Just Commonly said...

Great review, my friend! I can come read this now! I love what you said about Kristi's handling of God's gift of marriage. It's so true. Great one! Thanks!