Wow! I loved this book! I was intrigued with the story right from the start.
Lady Miranda Hawthorne is a little bit out from her society upbringing. She feels that she is headed to be a spinster at the ripe age of 20 as endless suitors visit her younger beautiful sister. Miranda longs to be bold in a day when ladies were looked upon as ornaments. Her frustration leads her, beginning as a child, to write her innermost thoughts to a man who is a friend of her brother. She has no intention of sending the letters to the Duke of Marshington, and continues to pour out her heart over the years. However a servant mistakenly sends one of her letters to the elusive Duke which leads to his reply. Astonished beyond natural dignity of the day, she and the Duke correspond. Miranda's heart is torn between two men, one of society and one of servant-hood. But can she trust either one of them?
When at long last Miranda finally meets the Duke she is shocked to discover who he really is.
I found this book to be both charming and entertaining. Kristi Ann Hunter did a wonderful job creating characters that were captivating and endearing.
Thank you Bethany House for advancing me a copy of "A Noble Masquerade." I will certainly be on the look out for more works by Kristi Ann Hunter.