Selfish and socially ambitious Lady Georgina Hawthorne has planned for and practiced every aspect of her upcoming social debut. Despite a few earlier missteps, Georgina has no reason to doubt she will successfully catch a rich and powerful husband. Unfortunately, the only man's company she seems to enjoy is the charming and rich-- but title-less-- Colin McCrae. While fighting his unexplainable attraction to the vain debutante, Colin begins to discover a hidden depth in Georgina's character that he never would have imagined. Will Colin manage to convince Georgina to set aside her carefully sculpted facade and share her true self with those she loves?
In the second novel of her Hawthorne House series, Kristi Ann Hunter takes readers on a heart-warming journey in An Elegant Facade. This second installment actually begins before the conclusion of Hunter's previous work: A Noble Masquerade. The opportunity to relive important events from differing perspectives and apply them to a new story-line is both interesting and entertaining. While readers don't necessarily need to read the first book in the series to enjoy the second, they should anyway!
Hunter's characters and plots are complex, compelling, and thoroughly enjoyable. This powerful story of vulnerability, trust, and true love is much more believable than A Noble Masquerade, and is definitely Hunter's best thus far.
I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.