Miss Amelia Stalwood may live in London at her absent guardian’s townhouse, but she’s never actually met any nobility, and instead of aristocrats, her closest friends are servants. Quite by happenstance, she’s introduced to the Hawthorne family and their close family friend, Anthony, the reformed marquis of Raeburn. They welcome her into their world, but just as she’s beginning to gain some confidence and even suspect she may have caught Anthony’s eye, she’s blindsided by an unexpected twist in her situation accompanied by nasty rumors. Will she lose her reputation when the world that has only just accepted her turns its back on her, or will she rest in the support of the friends who’ve become like family and the man who’s shared his faith and captured her heart?
A Lady of Esteem is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Kristi Ann Hunter’s new Regency romance series about the aristocratic Hawthorne family! Includes an extended excerpt of Kristi’s debut full-length novel, A Noble Masquerade.
* from Goodreads
As I’ve read each of the novels in the Hawthorne House series I’ve wondered about Anthony and Amelia. Their love, personalities, and unconventional household have always intrigued me.
I know I’ve said it before, but A Lady of Esteem is my favorite Hawthorn House book. Maybe it’s because I know them so well, but I just couldn’t put this down!
Don’t miss your chance to read a great story and be reminded of what true forgiveness really is.
|Kristi Ann Hunter
|I purchased A Lady of Esteem for free on July 6, 2015.
|Publisher & Date:
|July 2015 by Bethany House Publishers
|Historical Christian Romance
|London, England 1812
|Hawthorne House #0.5
A Lady of Esteem
A Noble Masquerade
An Elegant Façade
An Uncommon Courtship
Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Computer Science but always knew she wanted to write. Kristi is an RWA Golden Heart contest winner, an ACFW Genesis contest winner, and a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award for Excellence winner. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia.
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