Review: A Noble Masquerade by:Kristi Ann Hunter

A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House, #1)
About the Book:
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 Marcus, 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 Marcus 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 Marcus 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.

My Review:
Lady Miranda Hawthorne was raised to be nothing more than a lady. With constant reminders of how a lady should be, eight year old Miranda needed a way to vent her feelings. And what better way to vent your feelings, than to write them down. And she isn’t just writing a journal, no, she is writing letters with her most heartfelt feelings to the Duke of Marshington, her dear brother’s childhood friend. Years later, twelve years to be exact, she wrote a trunk full of letters the Duke, only for them to never be sent. That is until her brother’s new valet, Marlow sends one of her letters to none other than the duke.

Receiving a letter from the duke seems to be both one of the most amazing and frightening thing in the world. Miranda finds herself in the most awkward situation ever, but yet she finds Marlow someone delightful to be around. Although he a is a valet, she finds him intriguing and soon discover she has feelings for him. But little does she know that there is more to the valet Marlow than meets the eye.

A Noble Masquerade is a wonderful noble. I just loved the action and adventure that filled this story. This book also had humorous parts, which I enjoyed greatly. Kristi Ann Hunter is an amazing author and she is sure to have many more amazing novels to come. medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ‘250’; medianet_crid=’178441427′; http://contextual.media.net/nmedianet.js?cid=8CU22YP55

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bethany House.

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