Sparkling Regency Romance from a Captivating New Voice
Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Entering her fourth Season and approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother's old school friend, a duke--with no intention of ever sending these private thoughts to a man she's heard stories about but never met. Meanwhile, she also finds herself intrigued by Marlow, her brother's new valet, and although she may wish to break free of the strictures that bind her, falling in love with a servant is more of a rebellion than she planned.
When Marlow accidentally discovers and mails one of the letters to her unwitting confidant, Miranda is beyond mortified. And even more shocked when the duke returns her note with one of his own that initiates a courtship-by-mail. Insecurity about her lack of suitors shifts into confusion at her growing feelings for two men--one she's never met but whose words deeply resonate with her heart, and one she has come to depend on but whose behavior is more and more suspicious. When it becomes apparent state secrets are at risk and Marlow is right in the thick of the conflict, one thing is certain: Miranda's heart is far from all that's at risk for the Hawthornes and those they love.
A completely FABULOUS book!!!!! This is my first read from Kristi and I WANT MORE!!!!!!! I quickly fell in love with the characters and the plot sucked me right in! I didn't want to put the book down and it immediately made it to my Favorite Books List! Kristi's captured excellent flow and pacing between scenes and the twists keep the intrigue up! I laughed so hard at scenes and devoured others! I didn't want this story to end and after reading it I feel like I must read the .5 novella before it and get even more of these characters! There where things I figured out just before the characters did and then there where scenes that I didn't see coming! I absolutely LOVED this book and highly recommend it! I can't wait for more from this amazing author! :) MUST READ!
Songs: "God Gave Me You" by Dave Barnes, I absolutely LOVED this book, but I'm having trouble coming up with a song! Any suggestions?
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
Genesis 1:27, Jeremiah 29:11
*I requested and received this book from Bethany House for the purpose of reviewing it. This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about A Noble Masquerade. ~ASC