The moment we’ve all been waiting for (or at least all the fans of Kristi Ann Hunter’s Regency-era “Hawthorne House” series have been waiting for) finally arrived in the autumn of 2017! From Bethany House comes “An Inconvenient Beauty”, the story of the last, unmarried Hawthorne sibling: Griffith, Duke of Riverton. Because Griffith was a character we all came to adore in the previous books, I’m certain I wasn’t the only reader waiting with baited breath to finally encounter the lady who would win his heart.
“An Inconvenient Beauty” is the fourth full-length novel in the “Hawthorne House” series. While it doesn’t quite live up to the humor, wit, and unique qualities of the first two books, it also steers clear of all the troubling aspects of the third installment (namely an over-abundance of description about matters that should be kept private between husband and wife). The story of Griffith and Isabella is sweet and compelling, and of course the occasional appearances of heroes and heroines from the previous novels are an added bonus, as well.
Overall, if you enjoy Christian Historical Fiction, and if Regency Romance is especially your cup of tea, you will find “An Inconvenient Beauty” to be an enjoyable way to spend a cozy afternoon. It will sweep you away into a world filled with ballrooms and dancing, dukes and ladies, love and happily-ever-afters.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”