“An Elegant Facade” ~ Book Review

Aug 15, 2016 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 book, An Elegant Facade.


As is my custom, if I could ask Kristi one question about An Elegant Facade it would be — “Was it difficult finding a reason to make Georgina so likable after we didn’t like her from Miranda’s story in the first book?” 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!

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From the Back Cover:

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.


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

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This book was SO GOOD! I loved Kristi’s way of developing a story and this one was so well done! Kristi actually started Georgina’s story by taking scenes from Miranda’s story (A Noble Masquerade) and rewriting them from Georgina’s perspective. It was a really neat aspect to the story and getting in to Georgina’s mind in those scenes and seeing why she did certain things, helped redeem her from her snobbishness from book 1.

Colin was the perfect match for Georgina. Though their personalities seemed to clash at times, the two matched each other in wits. I loved their arguments and the one of the last scenes with them reading together was just perfect.

Both Colin and Georgina had a internal problem to overcome and it was neat to see how they helped each other overcome those issues whether they knew it or not. But overall, I loved their journey to returning to God. Georgina completely redeemed herself in my mind and I fell in love with her. Once I understood her “why,” she was much easier to relate to and I was so proud of her as she learned to trust the love of God and her family.


*I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review which I have given*


Other books by Kristi I will read next:

An Uncommon Courtship (Hawthorne House)

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