Friday, May 12, 2017

Book Review: An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter

Book Details: 
Title: An Uncommon Courtship
Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
2017, Bethany House
ISBN: 978-0764218262
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Book Summary:
Life for Lady Adelaide Bell was easier if she hid in her older sister's shadow--which worked until her sister got married. Even with thepressure of her socially ambitious mother, the last thing she expected was a marriage of convenience to save her previously spotless reputation.

Lord Trent Hawthorne couldn't be happier that he is not the duke in the family. He's free to manage his small estate and take his time discovering the life he wants to lead, which includes grand plans of wooing and falling in love with the woman of his choice. When he finds himself honor bound to marry a woman he doesn't know, his dream of a marriage like his parents' seems lost forever. 

Already starting their marriage on shaky ground, can Adelaide and Trent's relationship survive the pressures of London society?

My Review:
This is the 3rd book in the Hawthorne House series. I read this one as a stand-alone, as I had not read either of the previous books in the series and had absolutely no trouble following the story line. It was fairly obvious that there were books that had come before this one and told other characters stories, but it didn't affect this book at all.

I found the characters really fun and entertaining to read. I enjoyed Lady Adelaide and how she just didn't quite fit the stereotypical London society woman. For all her trying to be what she knew was right, she was forever getting her hair in a mess or loosing a glove. Very sweet. 

Lord Trent was very carefree - or at least he tried to be. In actuality he was a man of strong moral character and I really enjoyed how he struggled with his unconventional marriage, his faith and even the struggles he had surrounding his older brother the Duke.

This was a great story of finding love, faith in God's plan for our lives and family. I would recommend it. I actually went to the local library after finishing this book and checked out the first two books in the series, which I have enjoyed as well. Great writing. 

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for my honest review. No other compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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