This was my first time reading a book by Kristi Ann Hunter, and I’m happy to say that I was not disappointed. This is a book where I enjoyed each and every page, finding it to be rich with details and details. Considering how quickly I read it towards the end, it will be one that I will find myself reading again in the future, so onto the bookshelf it shall remain. Other than an occasional lending out to family or friends.
An Elegant Facade is about Lady Georgina Hawthorne who is facing her debut season. She’s been looking forward to this for years, having practiced diligently with her lady’s maid, learning the who’s who of society. In turn, she’s create her own persona in the pursuit to find herself a man of high ranking. With such a high ranking, she feels like the secret that she carries will remain just that, a secret and carefully hidden away.
Unfortunately, Colin McCrae is causing some problems with Georgina’s pathway to marrying someone already entitled. He’s not titled, but for some reason is consistently is finding himself in the presence of Georgina. Needless to say, she’s not that pleased with the arrangements. Especially since he has no title and she would rather not be seen in public with him. In turn, Colin is intrigued by Georgina, but yet at the same time disgusted by her desperate pursuit for money. Disgusted by her interest in only her appearance and the status of her, and those around her.
But as time passes, so do the feelings for one another. A secret that Georgina holds close to her, is threatened to spill forth and when it does, she is at a loss.
The book was a great read, and I did not find it to be an easy read. That is good, because it was rich in details and information, that you needed to take the time to read all the nuances that were hidden within, like easter eggs bursting forth. For part of the book, I kept thinking I had read it before, but as it came close to her revealing her secret, the atmosphere of the book changed and charged forward.
All in all, I truly enjoyed the book and upon lending it to my mom, gave it to her with a two thumbs up.
I received this book from Bethany House publishers in exchange for an honest review.