“A Lady of Esteem” Book Review

Aug 31, 2015 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Kristi Ann Hunter’s novella, A Lady of Esteem.


As is my custom, if I could ask Kristi one question about A Lady of Esteem it would be — “Is it hard to start rumors about your characters?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

From the Back Cover:

Miss Amelia Stalwood may live in London at her absent guardian’s townhouse, but she’s never actually met any nobility, and instead of aristocrats, her closest friends are servants. Quite by happenstance, she’s introduced to the Hawthorne family and their close family friend, Anthony, the reformed Marquis of Raebourne . They welcome her into their world, but just as she’s beginning to gain some confidence and even suspect she may have caught Anthony’s eye, she’s blindsided by an unexpected twist in her situation accompanied by nasty rumors. Will she lose her reputation when the world that has only just accepted her turns its back on her, or will she rest in the support of the friends who’ve become like family and the man who’s shared his faith and captured her heart?


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

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This was the first book that I had read by Kristi and I loved it! I absolutely fell in love with Amelia, Anthony, and the Hawthorne’s.

Amelia was thrown into a world of nobility by chance and she just “happened” upon the Hawthorne family by chance. I loved her resilience to go outside herself and even accept herself into a world in which she at one time thought she didn’t belong. Then she is determined to stand up for those she loves and defend herself and them in front of all society. Anthony too finds that sometimes the hardest thing to do is to love someone and being willing to overlook the past for what could be a better future.


Other books by Kristi I will read next:

A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House Book #1)




  1. It was surprisingly difficult to write such disparaging remarks about a character I love so dearly. Even knowing how things would eventually resolve, I winced every time I came up with something new to throw at her. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book and hope you’ll love Miranda’s story just as much!

    • Rachel

      I can imagine so! I was wincing as well and wondered HOW it would possibly resolve. And I just got Miranda’s story and I’m excited to dive in. Thanks, Kristi!

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