Thursday, December 21, 2017

Review: An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter

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?

Links to the first two books:
A Noble Masquerade:
An Elegant Facade:

My rating:
2.5 stars

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My thoughts:

After reading and loving the first two books in this series, I was really looking forward to this story. Unfortunately, it just wasn't my cup of tea. I still loved the characters and writing, but the storyline was just...odd. I didn't get some of Trent's actions and I didn't like how I was confused in the beginning of the book -- you are just kind of "thrown" into the story without much detail (it does come later, but I would have liked to have known right away (in detail) what had happened to lead to the marriage).

Another thing that lessened my enjoyment was the romance. It got a little too descriptive at one point in the story and, while it wasn't completely detailed, it was a little too much for me. It's not something I expect in Christian Fiction and I would have liked it to be a little more "fade-to-black".

I did love the last portion of the story. That was when things really started to click and I was enjoying the read. I wish the entire book would have been like that, but sadly it wasn't and so I can only give this 2.5 stars. In between "It was okay" and "I liked it". 

I am looking forward to the next book, as I'm hoping it is more like the first two -- which I loved -- and I'm curious about Griffith's story. :))

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  1. How interesting! Thanks for the review. I finished this book last night and it was my favorite in the series. I gave it 5 stars while the others got 4. I’ve only just started Griffith’s story and am looking forward to it.

    1. I'm glad you loved it! I wasn't a fan of the romance, personally, but it's great to hear that this was your favorite of the series. Thanks for sharing! :))

  2. I know just what you mean, Melanie. This one was a bit of a disappointment for me too. But the last book was so much better! I'm glad the series ended on such a high note! :)

    1. Appreciate the comment, Aerykah! I completely agree -- I'm glad that the last book was better and the series ended well. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! :) *hugs*


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