Happy Monday, Reader Friends!
Do y’all have plans for Valentine’s Day? If not, may I suggest opening a book filled with romance? I’d recommend Kristi Ann Hunter’s A Return of Devotion. Keep reading to see my thoughts on her latest novel in the Haven Manor series.
About the Book
Daphne Blakemoor was perfectly happy living in her own secluded world for twelve years. She had everything she needed—loved ones, a true home, and time to indulge her imagination. But when ownership of the estate where she works as a housekeeper passes on, and the new marquis has an undeniable connection to her past, everything she’s come to rely upon is threatened.
William, Marquis of Chemsford’s main goal in life is to be the exact opposite of his father. Starting a new life in the peace and quiet of the country sounds perfect until his housekeeper turns his life upside down.
They’ve spent their lives hiding from the past. Can they find the courage to face their deepest wounds and, perhaps, find a new path for the future together?
I was tickled pink when I opened my mailbox and saw this beauty. There’s something about Ms. Hunter’s historicals that put me in a dream like state where everything seems romantic. As I opened the pages of A Return of Devotion, I knew I would enjoy the romance that would unfold.
Daphne makes an unusual heroine with some qualities you don’t see too often in the romance world. But it’s what made her interesting and added twists to the story.
And the hero! William is one of my favorite Kristi Ann Hunter heroes. He doesn’t accept at face value anything presented to him. It made for some laughable movements and kept me turning the page.
All in all, I was happy to return to Haven Manor and find out what was going on with the “staff” there. I can’t wait for Jess’s story. I have a feeling it will be the best of all.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. The review was not required nor influenced.
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.