BOOK REVIEW: Lord Trent Hawthorne couldn't be happier he is not the duke in the family. Free to manage his small estate and take his time discovering the life he wants to lead, he has grand plans of someday wooing and falling in love with the woman of his choice. When he finds himself honor bound to marry a woman he barely knows, his dream of a loving marriage like his parents' seems lost forever.
Life for Lady Adelaide Bell was easier when she hid in her older sister's shadow--which worked until her sister got married. But even with her socially ambitious mother's focus entirely on her, the last thing she expected was a marriage of convenience before she's been introduced to society.
With nothing going as expected, can Trent and Adelaide's marriage of obligation survive their own missteps and the pressures of London society to grow into a true meting of hearts and minds?
MY REVIEW: I have really enjoyed this series, and this book is no exception. Trent is the second brother in the Hawthorne family. He did not have a strong role in the previous two books, but a noticeable one nonetheless. This book displays his full humor and character, plus that of Lady Adelaide's. I found it to be a highly interesting and enjoyable book. I can only hope that the series continues. :)
I am a fan of this era, and I like Kristi's style of writing. Plus, the Hawthorne family is one of high societal standing, which I especially enjoy reading about. A very good combination if you ask me. I am hoping that the story continues with Griffith, the oldest sibling. It should be a very interesting story, judging by his role in previous books.
One of the things I really appreciate about the Hawthorne family is their faith and love--both for God and each other. They all support each other and live for God. I realize this is a fiction story, but I think it can still be applied to our lives. One instance is when Trent is asking Griffith for advice, and Griffith says that this happened because God wanted it to--He is going to make it work, simply trust Him.
I really liked this book and am really glad I was able to read it.
I received this book from BETHANY HOUSE in exchange for my honest review.