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 Marlow, 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 Marlow 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 Marlow 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 sister was the one who told me about this book. When I read the summary (the one above), I was a little bit confused. So, I was hesitant to read it. After I thought about it for a little bit, I finally understood (kinda) what the story was about.
Then, I started reading it and…guess what? I could not stop reading it! It was so good!
Miranda was an absolutely awesome main character. Marlow was even cooler! So were all of the other side characters. The only one who I didn’t like as much was Georgiana. (Even so, I am still excited to read the book about her, An Elegant Facade. Also, I am currently reading An Uncommon Courtship, the one about Trent.) I really liked Trent and Griffith. There was one scene with them that I just loved! It seemed like something my brothers would do! I laughed so hard!
I love the cover! It is amazing! Everything about it is great! I am definitely giving it 5 stars!
Also, you can guess what rating I am going to give the book! 5 stars to you, A Noble Masquerade! This is one of my favorite books, and I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone who likes an adventure and romance story!
Title: A Noble Masquerade
Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Author’s Website: http://www.kristiannhunter.com/
Reading Resolution: #12
This review is written in my own opinions and words.