“An Uncommon Courtship,” by Kristi Ann Hunter

I recently had the chance to read An Uncommon Courtship, by Kristi Ann Hunter. This fiction book was released on January 3, 2017, by Bethany House.

About this book (from the 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 the pressure 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?

Final Verdict:

If you’re looking for a historical fiction book to escape into, “An Uncommon Courtship” would be a great choice! It’s an engaging story set in the early 1800s centering around Lord Trent Hawthorne, the younger son in the Hawthorne family who has always thought that since he wasn’t going to inherit a title, he would be able to marry whomever he chose – until he finds himself in a compromising situation and is duty-bound to marry Lady Adelaide Bell. (Spoiler: the “compromising situation is that they were accidentally trapped in the same place all night unchaperoned. I love how proper things were in the 1800s.) This book was fun to read because the main characters start out married and have to figure out how to fall in love, rather than the other way around. Also, this is the third book in a series, but I was able to thoroughly enjoy it even though I haven’t read the first book (although I thoroughly enjoyed the second book, An Elegant Façade.) I loved the characters, and finished this book in one sitting. I would assume that since there are four Hawthorne siblings, and there have been three books so far, that there will be a fourth book about the older brother Griffin, and I look forward to reading that story too! Highly recommended.

If you’d like to check out An Uncommon Courtship it is currently on sale for $8.13 for the Kindle version. (Regularly $14.99.) If you prefer a paperback copy, it’s currently on sale for $8.56. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

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