About the Book: The Duke of Riverton has chosen his future wife with the same logic he uses to make every decision. However, his perfect bride eludes his suit, while the beautiful Isabella Breckenridge seems to be everywhere. When the time comes, will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and initial notions to embrace their very own happily-ever-after?
My Review of An Inconvenient Beauty
I picked this book to review because I love (clean) regency fiction. The Regency Era is one of my favorite to read and It’s been a while since I’ve read a good historic fiction piece and I was ready to go back in time again.
This book is part 4 of the Hawthorne House series by Kristi Ann Hunter.
Things I enjoy? All the rules of polite society. How on earth do they keep track?! The attention to clothing. Don’t you love all the details of the clothing during that day? That’s why you can still find some that has lasted (but of course is in a delicate condition) to this day but our modern day clothing can evaporate in a year tsk, tsk. The beautiful country homes. Who doesn’t love a good piece of real estate. The magnificence of those homes! I do watch a few estate home shows just in case you wonder how deep my interest here goes. Of course then there is the plight of the lower class. If you were not one of the ton man life was rough! Feeding your family. The endless work of the servants. No such thing as retirement here. It’s always interesting to read about a time not your own.
Now I truly expected this book to disappoint a bit. To have some of the details of history be off. I’m no expert but some things can stand out. But I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed this tale enough to go back and read the previous volume in the series (I had missed one).
Riverton is the brooding Duke who feels the deep need to make his father proud by behaving in a dukish way. He needs a wife who will bring him credit. She has good manners, doesn’t stand out for her beauty, and will make a great Duchess. But his heart has other ideas.
If you like (clean) Regency era fiction I do recommend this series.
About the Kristi Ann Hunter
Kristi Ann Hunter is the author of the Hawthorne House series. She initially graduate with a degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech but knew she was destined to write. She is a 2016 RITA Award winner, an ACFW Genesis contest winner, and a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award for excellence winner. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. You can connect with her online at www.kristiannhunter.com.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”