Life for Lady Adelaide Bell was easier if she hid in her older sister’s shadow–which worked until her sister got married. Even with the pressure of her socially ambitious mother, the last thing she expected was a marriage of convenience to save her previously spotless reputation. Lord Trent Hawthorne couldn’t be happier that he is not the duke in the family. He’s free to manage his small estate and take his time discovering the life he wants to lead, which includes grand plans of wooing and falling in love with the woman of his choice. When he finds himself honor bound to marry a woman he doesn’t know, his dream of a marriage like his parents’ seems lost forever. Already starting their marriage on shaky ground, can Adelaide and Trent’s relationship survive the pressures of London society?
I am sad to say that I was very disappointed in this book. I have read Kristi Ann Hunter’s A Noble Masquerade and A Lady of Esteem and enjoyed both of them but this book left little to be desired. The two main characters were both dreadful and Adelaide’s mother drove me crazy. She was Mrs. Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) all over again. The plot was boring. The only good parts of the book were when the leading characters from Hunter’s other books were in it (Miranda, Griffin, Amelia, etc).
I am sorry to say that I am not able to recommend this book. I am just glad that her other books can be read without this one.
The cover of this book is by far the worst one yet. Her other book covers never showed the leading male character and never showed the full face of the leading lady. That is one of the reason her other books caught my eye.
This author has a lot of potential if she can go back and write the way she did for A Noble Masquerade.
Title: An Uncommon Courtship
Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Author’s Website: http://www.kristiannhunter.com/
I received this book from the Bethany House Division <http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/bethanyhouse> of the Baker Publishing Group for this review.
Please do not let this negative book review stop you from reading Hunter’s other books. Like I said, her other books A Noble Masquerade and A Lady of Esteem are worth taking the time to read. I would thoroughly recommend those!
Reading Resolution 28: Read a book published in 2017.
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.