Lord Trent Hawthorne couldn't be happier he is not the duke in the family. Free to manage his small estate and take his time discovering the life he wants to lead, he has grand plans of someday wooing and falling in love with the woman of his choice. When he finds himself honor bound to marry a woman he barely knows, his dream of a loving marriage like his parents' seems lost forever.
Life for Lady Adelaide Bell was easier when she hid in her older sister's shadow - which worked until her sister got married. But even with her socially ambitious mother's focus entirely on her, the last thing she expected was a marriage of convenience before she's been introduced to society.
With nothing going as expected, can Trent and Adelaide's marriage of obligation survive their own missteps and the pressures of London society to grow into a true meeting of hearts and minds?
In An Uncommon Courtship Kristin Hunter tells the story of Lord Trent Hawthorne, the younger brother in the Hawthorne family. Trent is an affable, easy-going athletic fellow who loves his family, and is happy to have two new brother-in-laws. His life is thrown into a tailspin when he is forced to marry Lady Adelaide Bell in order to preserve her honour. What follows is his rather bumbling but heartfelt journey to win her heart. He has the best of intentions, but sometimes the execution doesn't come out exactly as planned!
NOTE: This is a Christian romance, and it is evident throughout the story. However, I felt that there was some romantic content that went a little "too far", which was disappointing as it was such a good story otherwise. While nothing is too graphic, there was a certain aspect of the story that I found unwarranted, and certainly wouldn't be suitable for younger audiences. Reader discretion is advised!
Aside from the above, this was a sweet, well-written novel. I really, really, really can't wait for the next instalment - Griffith's story. I have a feeling that one will be the best yet...
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.