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A Defense of Honor (#01 in Haven Manor Series)

Kristi Ann Hunter
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A Defense of Honor (#01 in Haven Manor Series)
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A Defense of Honor (#01 in Haven Manor Series)

Kristi Ann Hunter
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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.

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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.

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Kristi Ann Hunter

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 is a founding member and the coordinator of the Regency Reflections blog and lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. Find her online at www.kristiannhunter.com.

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Beautiful, hilarious romance with deeper themes
4 stars By Hannah, Jul 13 2018
What a great start to a new series! Loved this book, especially Graham (the hero), who just can't seem to keep himself away from the secrets Kit (the heroine) tries to hide, continually accidentally finding himself right where she doesn't want him. Hilarious as the situations they find themselves in are, and the group of innocently engaging kids who encourage him, there are so many deeper themes woven throughout the book - grace, forgiveness, faith versus works, trusting God when it hurts. A beautiful story with great characters you'll totally fall in love with. Can't wait for the next story in the series!
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An intriguing concept
4 stars By Iola, Jul 06 2018
As first meetings go, Kit and Graham's first meeting is definitely memorable. So is their second.

But it's when they meet in Marlborough that things get interesting. Graham is trying to locate his best friend's missing sister, and he realises Kit must know where she is. But Kit has spent the last twelve years protecting women and hiding their illegitimate children, and she's not about to stop for some random Lord who finds her secret home. No matter how attractive he is.

And the end ... I'm not going to give spoilers, but I am already looking forward to the next book in the series.. A Defence of Honor is the first full-length novel in Kristi Ann Hunter's new Haven Manor series, but it's not the first book. There is a prequel novella, A Search for Refuge, which is available as a free ebook. 

It's not necessary to read A Search for Refuge first, although I did, and I can assure you it will provide needed backstory to A Defence of Honor. Recommended for all Regency romance fans, because it's close to perfect. And Kristi Ann Hunter is a wonderful witty writer.

Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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Brilliant!!!!!
5 stars By Jacqui, Jul 02 2018
I loved this story! Set in Regency England, Katherine, who has already been rejected by high society is rescuing the children of highborn women who find themselves pregnant yet unmarried. Hopefully allowing the women to continue lives without rejection and providing a better future for the children. As you read this story you can feel the anguish that comes with this situation. Add to the picture Lord Wharton, a curious and clueless guy and you find yourself laughing even as you feel the pain in the situation. This book is so brilliantly written. I can't wait to read more books in this series.
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Fantastic Book
5 stars By Carla, Jun 06 2018
This regency romance novel by Kristi Ann Hunter is the first of the Haven Manor Series.  It is the tale of two friends, Kit and Daphne, taking on London society after Kit's drive lands them in a tricky situation.  
They dedicate their lives to saving mothers from the scorn they had experienced and raise the innocent children so they might have a future.
When Kit meets Graham, she starts to question her life and the decisions she made.  She learns to deal with her past and to let go of her guilt.  She learns of grace and what it means to ultimately put her trust in God.

I loved reading this book, it was very inspirational.  There were character traits that I could identify with and the lessons Kit had to learn is so relevant to life right now.  Kristi writes in such a way that you are completely transported into the world of the characters.  This is a book I will be reading again and again.  I can't wait for book 2 in this series!
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Beautiful message and romance
5 stars By Hayley, Jun 04 2018
This book set in England's Victorian era tells the story of a small group of women helping women pregnant out of wedlock and their children. It is sensitive and lovingly done. The characters are challenged in their views of right and wrong and God's grace. The romance is sweet and it has a happy ending for the couple and the children.
I really enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading the rest of the series as they are released.
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  • Catalogue Code 514748
  • Product Code 9781493413799
  • ISBN 1493413791
  • EAN 9781493413799
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Jun 2018
  • Sales Rank #4350
  • DRM Adobe
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