A Lady of Esteem (Hawthorne House): A Novella

A Lady of Esteem (Hawthorne House): A Novella

by Kristi Ann Hunter

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Overview

Miss Amelia Stalwood may live in London at her absent guardian's townhouse, but she's never actually met any nobility, and instead of aristocrats, her closest friends are servants. Quite by happenstance, she's introduced to the Hawthorne family and their close family friend, Anthony, the reformed Marquis of Raebourne. They welcome her into their world, but just as she's beginning to gain some confidence and even suspect she may have caught Anthony's eye, she's blindsided by an unexpected twist in her situation accompanied by nasty rumors. Will she lose her reputation when the world that has only just accepted her turns its back on her, or will she rest in the support of the friends who've become like family and the man who's shared his faith and captured her heart?

A Lady of Esteem is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Kristi Ann Hunter's new Regency romance series about the aristocratic Hawthorne family! Includes an extended excerpt of Kristi's debut full-length novel, A Noble Masquerade.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441228796
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Series: Hawthorne House
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,232
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Computer Science but always knew she wanted to write. Kristi is an RWA Golden Heart contest winner, an ACFW Genesis contest winner, and a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award for Excellence winner. She is a founding member and the coordinator of the Regency Reflections blog and lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. Find her online at www.kristiannhunter.com.
Kristi Ann Hunter is the author of the Hawthorne House series and 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. Find her online at www.kristiannhunter.com.

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A Lady of Esteem (Hawthorne House): A Novella 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author has a religious agenda, but it does not get in the way of the story telling. I loved the humor in this book. It is a very entertaining read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally fell in love with the characters and the storyline. I love almost all this authors books. Some of her comments in some of her books I disagree with her biblical stance, but I didn't find anything that I disagreed with is this one, so that, along with the story is why I gave it 5 stars. I love how she has the characters reading the Bible and shows them as having a strong desire to do so.
Anonymous 12 days ago
Kristi Ann Hunter did not write a cliffhanger. She did not use the ploy of other less ethical writers who use their unfinished plots as bait to entice readers to buy books in the series to resolve issues. I would read another book written by her. Anthony was a rogue who found his Christianity. Amelia was a forgotten soul who was had missed out of many life experiences with the death of her parents and her lack of loving family support. Amelia was abandoned to be raised by her governess and household staff of her guardan's London household. She was counting down the months to her 21st birthday, when he died. Suddenly her whole life was ripped asunder. Anthony returned from his self-imposed exile to the country to London. He is surprised and enchanted by a mystery guest when he arrived at his home. It was n intetesting story based upon Christian faith. I am Buddhist and I did not find the book sanctimonious. I would recommend this book to all readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and loved the Christian influence of the characters. Well worth the time spend reading this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This starts out a simple love story, bits of humor, a few offhand references to God before the Christian aspect comes noticeably into play. Not too heavy handed, added to the story rather than detracted. The very end was a bit heavy with it but not unexpected. Overall a good way to write a clean, Christian romance that is still a good story. First time I enjoyed a Christian romance all the way thru. Kudos on a job well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a nice story. I really enjoyed the characters. Especially amelia. she reminds me of myself and how Ibumbpe through things. The fact that she didn't know French or how to dance or the proper ways to address and converse with nobilty, I found odd...just what did her governess teach her?. I thought they were supposed to teach that. Anyway... great story. And I enjoyed how all the servants would work behind the scenes to subtly bring Anthony and Amelia together and punish--in a passive-aggressive way, those who said anything bad about her. Great bunch. Loved it!
Anonymous 5 months ago
A sweet story with slightly spiritual overtones. Awareness of the evil thoughts people go to first because of the sins in their own life and the great example that when subjected to God's light they cannot stand, so they must retreat back into the darkness or purge themselves of the evil and live in the light of God.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!
Anonymous 13 hours ago
The religion was too in your face and detracted from the story and characters.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Throughly enjoyed this book. Looking forward to her others.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Let's see... The current writers' list of essentials: bathroom functions. Check. Hair curls, etc.. Check. Snorting. Check. Eyes. Check. Hands on hips. Check. Arms folded across chest. Check. Biting lips or the cheek was omitted - which is good. Biting the cheek really hurts. I don't know why anyone would do that on purpose. Who made up that list? Actually, this is a very good book, and I intend to read more of this author's works. It is a Christian book (Yea! That means no foul language and explicit sex!). Christianity was not overly emphasized. In fact, a little more would have been all right. I'm a Christian. That's my life forever - my words, actions, friends, everything. For all eternity! Yea!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Loved it. I would recommend this book. A warm and tender love story filled with family and friends and values.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Really liked this book. Characters seemed so real! Well written story!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Enjoyed
Anonymous 8 months ago
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Anonymous 10 months ago
I've decided to stray away from vampires, wolves,witches, etc when choosing to read this book....I did not waste my time ! BEAUTIFUL story line, i recommend this to anyone reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the most well developed book. Fairly ridiculous beginning. Better editing would have been helpful. Yet, the fact that story was clean was a relief.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
refreshing+to+have+innocence+remain+magical+and+worthy+of+a+sweet+love+story.++thank+you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet and romantic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is soooooooooooooooooooooo amazing. I hope there are more books like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a sweet clean romance. I enjoyed it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent read, well written, good flow. Only complaint is I wanted more drama. More conflict.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A young girl finds herself an orphan and sent to a distant relative to live. The relative has a "low' title and does agree to sponsor her. However, it is so absentminded he leaves her on her own until she becomes 11 and decides she needs more help than he can give. She is sent off again to another distant relative to live with that family. She knows once she becomes of age she will most likely be on her own and the sponsorship will be withdrawn. A week before her 21st birthday someone comes to her house to inform her she will once again be sent to another household because her current sponsor has died. She cannot believe what is happening as the papers keep indicating she is 11 even though she is approaching her 21st birthday. Once she is taken to the new household her life changes. Changes dramactally.