An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter


Release Date: January 3, 2017

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764218262

Genre: Romance / Historical Fiction

Series: Hawthorne House, Book Three

Be sure to check out my review of the previous book, An Elegant Facade.

I’m super excited to get to talk to you about the latest Hawthorne House novel! Lord Trent is a side character that we’ve met in the previous books that many, including myself, have already fallen in love with. An Uncommon Courtship tells the tale of Lord Trent and his new bride, Lady Adelaide.

About the Book:

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 meeting of hearts and minds?

My Thoughts:

An Uncommon Courtship is a beautiful Regency novel that consistently tugged on my emotions and heart.This is a story filled with tons of sweet and romantic passion that will make one swoon, scoundrels that make your blood crawl, and annoying scheming women that will make you cringe. While the plot of an arranged marriage and characters learning to love another as husband and wife has been done before, Kristi Ann Hunter keeps it unique and original.

I honestly couldn’t stand Trent at the beginning of the book. His character annoyed me and made me want to smack some common sense into his brain. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t take long for him to become likable again. His character is well developed and refreshing.

I love Lady Adelaide because she is perfect for Lord Trent. She is shy and used to hiding in the backgrounds of her sister.Due to this, Adelaide is dealing with a lack of self-assurance and confidence. She lacks in the knowledge of high social society of London. While she did have some abilities to grow up in a titled home with some insight on how to dress, speak, and act, she didn’t have the opportunities to be apart of social gatherings. Her mother only had time to teach one daughter how to be a lady so Adelaide didn’t have any of the upbringings she should have been given. Despite her wicked mother, this doesn’t stop Adelaide from being the woman who she has become. A kind, caring woman who tries to see the good in everyone. Her relationship with her mother and sister were relatable as well. Oh and don’t forget about her strange facts fascination. Those were perfect.

Since it’s an arranged marriage, readers can expect an incredible amount of awkwardness as Trent tries to court his wife which is the advice he takes from his unmarried brother, Griffith. He believes in marrying for love and tries to find love in all of the wrong places. Like many people in our culture today, Trent thought love was an emotion that drove men to write poetry and subject themselves to societal events they would otherwise avoid.Through twists and turns, as the story continues, he comes to realize the love or more specific, True Love. The love that God the Father has for us and the love between a husband and a wife. Hunter shows that His love is perfect and that loving each other in the way He intended is beautiful.

This is a Christian novel that I think is completely clean and appropriate. However, I do have to note that some may not find some of the conversations suitable for younger readers.

I highly recommend this one if you enjoy regency novels or Jane Austen! You’ll want to have read the previous books before reading this one.

Looking forward to the fourth installment which will be Griffith’s story.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


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Be sure to check out my review of the previous book, An Elegant Facade.

10984468_690222041077758_6748890996059278915_nAbout Kristi Ann Hunter

Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in computer science but always knew she wanted to write. Kristi is the author of the Hawthorne House series and a 2016 RITA Award winner and Christy Award finalist. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia.

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3 thoughts on “An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter

  1. Enjoyed reading your review! I read this one and loved it. Then I had to go back and read the others in order. I’m also looking forward to Griffith’s story. Do you think we have been introduced to his lady yet? 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for the kind words! I’m not sure whether we’ve met her or not yet. It’s possible, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see! Hehe. What do you think? 🙂


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