Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. 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, the Duke of Marshington. Since she’s never actually met the man she has no intention of ever sending the letters and is mortified when her brother’s mysterious new valet, Marlow, mistakenly mails one of the letters to the unsuspecting duke.
Shockingly, this breach of etiquette results in a reply from the duke that soon leads to a lively correspondence. Insecurity about her previous lack of suitors soon becomes confusion as Miranda finds herself equally intrigued by Marlow, a man she has come to depend upon but whose behavior grows more suspicious by the day. As the secret goings-on at her family’s estate come to light, one thing is certain: Miranda’s heart is far from all that’s at risk for the Hawthornes and those they love.
* from NetGalley
A Noble Masquerade is an extremely good book! I couldn’t put it down!
I’ve enjoyed the other books in this series, but none as much as this one. I adore Ryland and Miranda. Their relationship is wonderful, the story is fun, and the mystery, though obvious, is compelling. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Well… that’s not exactly true. I can honestly say that after reading A Noble Masquerade I don’t like Georgina very much. If I’d read the books in order, instead of backward, I may not have read her book. Knowing what I do about her, and how things eventually work out, my reaction to her was more grace-filled than it would have been.
If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you put A Noble Masquerade at the top of your TBR list!
|Author:||Kristi Ann Hunter|
|Source:||I borrowed A Noble Masquerade for free with your Kindle Unlimited subscription on July 19, 2016.|
|Publisher & Date:||September 1st 2015 by Bethany House Publishers|
|Genre:||Historical Christian Romance|
|ISBN:||0764214322 (ISBN13: 9780764214325)|
|Setting:||London, England 1812|
|Series:||Hawthorne House #1|
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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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