My Thoughts Thursday: An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter9:35 AM
An Uncommon Courtship
by Kristi Ann Hunter
Back Cover...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?
Review...An Uncommon Courtship is the third book in Kristi Ann Hunter's Hawthorne House Series. I was excited to read this book having read the previous two books where Lord Trent was sprinkled throughout.
Truth be told, Lord Trent's story was not what I had been anticipating but I enoyed it nevertheless! I absolutely loved the less than refined Adelaide and the very unconventional courtship of Trent and Adelaide. Admittedly, I don't read too many novels where the love interests are already married but An Uncommon Courtship has sparked an interest in seeing those out. A novel with a married couple would and should naturally include the daily aspects of a couple's life, but I have to say that Kristi Ann Hunter dared write about a topic that is almost taboo but pulled it off marvelously!! Well done Kristi!
If you are looking for a Regency read that includes all the conventional, but also pulls you into the truth behind the facades with romance, a little eye brow raising, and drama, this is the book is for you.
I just want to also mention that this book is intended for adult readers.
Overall Rating - 4.5 Stars
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Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley. The opinion of this book is my own, and I was not paid or compensated for my review.