Friday, July 06, 2018

A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

About the Book
When Katherine "Kit" FitzGilbert turned her back on London society more than a decade ago, she determined never to set foot in a ballroom again. But when business takes her to London and she's forced to run for her life, she stumbles upon not only a glamorous ballroom but also Graham, Lord Wharton. What should have been a chance encounter becomes much more as Graham embarks on a search for his friend's missing sister and is convinced Kit knows more about the girl than she's telling.
After meeting Graham, Kit finds herself wishing things could have been different for the first time in her life, but what she wants can't matter. Long ago, she dedicated herself to helping women escape the same scorn that drove her from London and raising the innocent children caught in the crossfire. And as much as she desperately wishes to tell Graham everything, revealing the truth isn't worth putting him and everyone she loves in danger.

My Thoughts
As sad as I was to see this author’s last series end, I was equally excited for this one to begin! The prequel whetted my appetite and I could not wait to dive into this book! Over a decade had passed between the two stories and quite a lot changed for Kit and Daphne over those years. They took a awful situation that life handed them and used it to help others instead of letting it break them.
Kit was such a strong character and I admired the way that she did whatever was necessary to protect and provide for those in her care. Her motives and methods might not have been the best but overall she was doing what she thought was necessary to right wrongs.
I couldn’t have loved Graham more. He led a privileged life but he didn’t let that make him a snob. I loved the way that he let his preconceptions be challenged, and allowed that challenging to change the way he thought and acted. He jumped in whenever he was needed doing whatever was asked of him with out question.
I really loved Graham and Kit together, the way he softened her jaded edges and the way she opened his eyes to things he hadn’t seen.
The secondary characters were also fabulous. The no-questions-asked bond between Graham, Aaron, and Oliver was a wonderful things to see, they were brothers just not by blood. And it was really cool how Kit, Daphne, and Jess all used their different strengths to make Haven Manor possible.
Basically I loved everything about this book and I’m chomping at the bit to get book two and find out what happens to Daphne!

Meet the Author
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

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


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