“An Inconvenient Beauty” ~ Book Review

Nov 6, 2017 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 Hawthorne House series finaleAn Inconvenient Beauty


As is my custom, if I could ask Kristi one question about An Inconvenient Beauty it would be — “Was it difficult coming up with a ‘perfect’ love story for Griffith?” 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!

                                                                  an inconvenient beauty back


From the Back Cover:

Griffith, Duke of Riverton, likes order, logic, and control, and he naturally applies this rational approach to his search for a bride. He’s certain Miss Frederica St. Claire is the perfect wife for him, but while Frederica is strangely elusive, he can’t seem to stop running into her stunningly beautiful cousin, Miss Isabella Breckenridge.

Isabella should be enjoying her society debut, but with her family in difficult circumstances, her uncle will only help them if she’ll use her beauty to assist him in his political aims. Already uncomfortable with this agreement, the more she comes to know Griffith, the more she wishes to be free of her unfortunate obligation.

Will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and face their fears in time to find their own happily-ever-after?


Rachel’s Back Talk: 

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Another wonderful series has come to a conclusion — and it has endeared me to Kristi as one of my favorite authors! Ever since reading A Noble Masquerade, I have been eager to read about each of the Hawthrones and to continue on in their lives.

Griffith was the Duke, the steady rock of the Hawthorne family through the past three books. It has been a long time in coming waiting for him to finally get his own love story! I always thought Griffith as ‘perfect’ and so to see him overcome his own flaws made for a wonderful story. It was also a beautiful story to see how Griffith continued to fight and pursue after the woman he loved.

I love Isabella — her tenacity to do what she thought was right, her quick wit in any situation, and her love for her family — was something to be applauded. Trying to save her family was what threw her into the Duke’s path, and then she tried ever so hard to keep herself from falling in love with him. But I loved how Isabella learned that she had to rely on her faith in God that he would see her through any difficult situation that came her way.

I love this quote from Griffith, “Because if God wanted to turn the paths of two people seeking to honor Him, He’d have made the problem immovable. And this barricade can be overcome” (p. 354).


I received a free copy from the author. No review, positive or otherwise, was required — all opinions are my own.


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