Saturday, September 8, 2018

A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann HunterA Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Christian Regency Romance

Book Description 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 to raising the innocent children caught in the crossfire. But as much as she desperately wishes to tell Graham everything, the risk of revealing the truth may come at too high a price for those she loves.

My thoughts:  Kristi Ann Hunter tackles a difficult topic in "A Defense of Honor". The lines of honor are blurred, do two wrongs make a right? I had to applaud the heroine's efforts in this book. Three women work to provide protection, education, and a home for the illegitimate children of nobility. They make it possible for the mother's to reenter society without their reputation being destroyed. Their efforts are honorable and noble, but the methods employed are a bit sketchy.

I liked Kit as a character, but it her love interest Graham who stole the book. He is honorable, noble, and sees people for who they are and not their lineage. He brings joy and happiness to everyone around him. His faith is strengthened in this book and he is the one who ultimately brings Kit more in line to God and His will.

This book is full of wonderful characters. I adored the children. Graham is a master at getting them to talk and reveal tidbits of information that the other adults wouldn't want disclosed. It is pretty funny how he does it. He listens, he plays, and he gives them love and attention.

This book deals with serious circumstances and consequences but I was not overburdened with the seriousness of the topic. Kristi Ann Hunter is able to write about joy and happiness in difficult times. This book is definitely worth the time to pick up and read. I am looking forward to the books to come.  There is a free novella prequel to this series that I would recommend reading before this one.  I will include the link at the bottom of the post.

It is a clean read. There is some kissing and talking about past indiscretions, but nothing described in detail. This book is Christian fiction.

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Kristi Ann HunterAbout the Author:  (Taken from Goodreads)  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 lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. Find her online at

Pick up the prequel novella for FREE.
A Search for Refuge (Haven Manor, #0.5)

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