Kristi Ann Hunter’s latest Regency novel, An Elegant Façade, is FABULOUS.
When Hunter first introduced Georgina Hawthorne, she seemed entitled, too aware of her looks, and manipulative. Honestly, she wasn’t very likable in either of the two Hawthorne House stories that precede An Elegant Façade. So when Georgina’s story came around in An Elegant Façade, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Astonishingly, Hunter manages to redefine Georgina, proving her aloof attitude is just an act. Dyslexia wasn’t defined yet, but Georgina has been struggling with it for years in silence. She is desperate to hide her failings, and she keeps her family at arm’s length, afraid to let them in.
Georgina’s story will make you fall in love with her. It makes you want to hug her and tell her that she isn’t too stupid to read, that her family won’t see her as damaged or broken once her secret’s out.
I am so impressed with Hunter’s ability to transform Georgina into a sympathetic character! Even if you didn’t like Georgina in Hunter’s previous Hawthorne House stories, try An Elegant Façade. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by Georgina’s soft heart.
My rating: 5/5 stars
Recommended for: fans of Kristi Ann Hunter’s other books; readers of inspirational Regency fiction; those who enjoy a mix of faith, romance, and history in their fiction choices
Note: I received a copy of this novel via the author, Bethany House Publishers & NetGalley.