An Elegant Façade
Kristi Ann Hunter
Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked tirelessly to seal her place as the Incomparable for her debut season. At her first London ball, she hopes to snag the attention of an earl.
With money and business connections, but without impeccable bloodlines, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. When he first encounters the fashionable Lady Georgina, he's irritated by his attraction to a woman who concerns herself only with status and appearance.
What Colin doesn't know is that Georgina's desperate social aspirations are driven by the shameful secret she harbors. Association with Colin McCrae is not part of Georgina's plan, but as their paths continue to cross, they both must decide if the realization of their dreams is worth the sacrifices they must make.
I was wondering what I'd think about this book. I read A Noble Masquerade and enjoyed it, but I wasn't too sure about reading a novel centered on Lady Georgina- a character I certainly was far from fond of. Indeed, at first there seems to be very little to like about An Elegant Façade's heroine. However, as the story progresses, so does her character. By the end, I actually found myself feeling a bit of affection for her. Imagine that! I found Colin likable from the beginning, and truly, as a group, the Hawthorne family is one I do enjoy reading about.
Like the first book, this was a light summer read that was easy to escape into, just as the airy cover promises. As far as romantic content goes, it's pretty standard for the genre. Certainly recommended to fans of Christian historical romances.
Rating: 8 1/2
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.