Saturday, October 28, 2017

Review: A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter



About the book:
Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Entering her fourth Season and approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother's old school friend, a duke--with no intention of ever sending these private thoughts to a man she's heard stories about but never met. Meanwhile, she also finds herself intrigued by Marlow, her brother's new valet, and although she may wish to break free of the strictures that bind her, falling in love with a servant is more of a rebellion than she planned.

When Marlow accidentally discovers and mails one of the letters to her unwitting confidant, Miranda is beyond mortified. And even more shocked when the duke returns her note with one of his own that initiates a courtship-by-mail. Insecurity about her lack of suitors shifts into confusion at her growing feelings for two men--one she's never met but whose words deeply resonate with her heart, and one she has come to depend on but whose behavior is more and more suspicious. When it becomes apparent state secrets are at risk and Marlow is right in the thick of the conflict, one thing is certain: Miranda's heart is far from all that's at risk for the Hawthornes and those they love.
My rating:

5 stars
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My thoughts:

I've heard such great things about Kristi Ann Hunter's Hawthorne House series and I'm happy to say they are all true! The moment I started reading this book, I was drawn into the story and I grew to love the characters.

I loved the intrigue and suspense in the book. I didn't expect it, considering it is historical romance, so it was a pleasant surprise! Also, the romance was great and the letters between Miranda and Marsh were so much fun to read -- and one of my favorite parts of the story.

All in all, I absolutely loved A Noble Masquerade. I definitely recommend it if you enjoy this genre. I can't wait to start the next book, An Elegant Fa├žade, as soon as possible.

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2 comments:

  1. I have loved all the Kristi Hunter books but I think this one is my favorite! Can’t wait to see what else she comes up with! A new series unfolds!

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  2. Glad you finally got around to reading this one and that you loved it! They're all amazing!

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