by Kristi Ann Hunter
- Series: Hawthorne House
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (September 5, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764218271
- ISBN-13: 978-0764218279
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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?
I have liked Griffith since I first read A Noble Masquerade and have really been looking forward to his story. It did not disappoint!
I loved this book. I wished that I could read it in one sitting but had to make due with reading it all in one day. I really didn’t want to put it down.
Griffith is such an interesting character. I love his little quirks. And Isabella was so perfect for him.
I love the scene where Griffith had to keep jumping to his feet every time Frederica suddenly leaves the room. This book had me feeling all different emotions. I love when a book is funny as well as romantic.
I also liked how actual historical events were interwoven throughout the book.
This book and A Noble Masquerade were my favorites from the series but I would recommend all of them. I am sad to see the Hawthorne House series end but look forward to what is coming next.
“I love you. Whatever matters to you, matters to me. And I take care of what matters to me.”