First Line Friday (#8) – A Lady of Esteem



Happy Friday! Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! This week I’m highlighting in my May TBR pile, the first book from the Hawthorne House series.

This week’s book selection is: A Lady of Esteem by Kristi Ann Hunter.




Suffolk, England


Amelia Stalwood winced as the tower of fabric-wrapped wooden blocks crashed to the floor. She looked to the housekeeper, tears welling in her young eyes. “I’m sorry, Mrs. Brummel.”

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About A Lady of Esteem (Hawthorn House #0.5)

Miss Amelia Stalwood may live in London at her absent guardian’s townhouse, but she’s never actually met any nobility, and instead of aristocrats, her closest friends are servants.

Quite by happenstance, she’s introduced to the Hawthorne family and their close family friend, Anthony, the reformed Marquis of Raebourne. They welcome her into their world, but just as she’s beginning to gain some confidence and even suspect she may have caught Anthony’s eye, she’s blindsided by an unexpected twist in her situation accompanied by nasty rumors.

Will she lose her reputation when the world that has only just accepted her turn its back on her, or will she rest in the support of the friends who’ve become like family and the man who’s shared his faith and captured her heart?



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