An Elegant Façade by Kristi Ann Hunter is the second novel in her Hawthorne House series set in the early 1800’s London. Young Georgina is desperately trying to find a proper husband, a duke, to secure her place in society before her secret is exposed and makes her a laughing stock.
Collin McCrae is a gentleman with no title but is wealthy due to his successful ability to seek out business deals at the right time. He is invited everywhere but would never make a proper husband to a lady high in society.
When their paths cross they are both faced with a difficult decision, their dreams or their happiness.
This took me a little while to get into this book. The story was good but there wasn’t a hook, so to speak, in the beginning. I found myself putting it down to do other things and then picking it back up. The farther it got into the book however, the more interesting it got. I finally got to the point, after about 100 pages, that I did not wanting to put it away.
This is a Christian romance novel but the religious aspects of the book are not thrown in your face like some are. They are subtlety place throughout the book so that it is not all at once and overbearing. The characters are well developed and relatable. This is the kind of story you can get lost in for a while.
This book was fun to read and had points to ponder. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.
*I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.