Happy Monday, Reader Friends!
Today I’m sharing a review of Kristi Ann Hunter’s latest book, A Defense of Honor. It’s book one in the Haven Manor series; however, there is a prequel novella, A Search for Refuge, on ebook that kicks this series off.
Have you read A Defense of Honor yet?
About the Book
The Blurb: “When Katherine “Kit” FitzGilbert turned her back on London society more than a decade ago, she determined never to set foot in a ballroom again. But when business takes her to London and she’s forced to run for her life, she stumbles upon not only a glamorous ballroom but also Graham, Lord Wharton. What should have been a chance encounter becomes much more as Graham embarks on a search for his friend’s missing sister and is convinced Kit knows more about the girl than she’s telling.
After meeting Graham, Kit finds herself wishing things could have been different for the first time in her life, but what she wants can’t matter. Long ago, she dedicated herself to helping women escape the same scorn that drove her from London and raising the innocent children caught in the crossfire. And as much as she desperately wishes to tell Graham everything, revealing the truth isn’t worth putting him and everyone she loves in danger.”
I thoroughly enjoyed this Haven Manor novel. I was so excited to read another Kristi Ann Hunter book. She has a way of transporting you to Regency England with all its glitz and glam and the covering of Christ.
I loved the Christian message in this story. Sometimes we are so bent on righting wrongs that we inadvertanly go about it the wrong way. This is where Kit found herself. Thought her intentions were good, her guilt bent her perspective. I loved the moment she realizes it and that Lord Wharton helped her to see it.
Speaking of Lord Wharton, what a dashing hero! He was so not stereotypical of the genre (historical) or heroes in general and I loved that about him. I wanted him to “get the girl” and live happily ever after because he just seemed to deserve that. 🙂
I enjoyed seeing them both grow in love and in God’s grace. I can’t wait to read the other books in the series. I have a feeling these books will only get better.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. My review is my own, honest opinion.
About the Author
Kristi is the RITA® award winning author of Regency romance novels from a Christian worldview. Her books include the award winning Hawthorne House series as well as the newly published first stories of the Haven Manor series. Beyond writing, she is also speaker, teaching classes in writing as well as Biblical and spiritual topics. She has spoken to writers’ groups, schools, and young women’s groups at churches.
When she is not writing or interacting with her readers, Kristi spends time with her family and her church. A graduate of Georgia Tech with a computer science degree, she can also be found fiddling with her computer in her free time. A born lover of stories she is also an avid reader. From very young she dreamed of sharing her own stories with others and praises God daily that she gets to live that dream today.