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A Defense of Honor
If you’ve read my previous book reviews or know me personally, you know that I just adore historical fiction, especially, Christian historical fiction. I was thrilled for the opportunity to receive a copy of this book to review and boy, it sure did not disappoint!
A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter is a rich, detailed narrative which is set in London and the surrounding areas in the times when society balls and Earls were prevalent.
Here’s the Amazon 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 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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My Thoughts on A Defense of Honor
As an adoptee (although, I doubt that my birth would have disrupted the life of someone from an aristocratic background!), I identified with the children that Kit works hard to save. My own mother’s reputation was certainly at stake (I was born to an unwed mother who had an affair with a married man). In my case, my mother gave birth to me at a home for unwed mothers. In the book, the mother’s are housed with host families and the children raised in a group home of sorts while the birth mother slides quietly back into society, her reputation intact.
Kit, hiding from her own past and mistakes, dedicates her life to those she hurt and those innocent ones caught in other’s mistakes.
Graham, the dashing aristocrat that Kit met while “on business” in London, grows to have a heart, not just for Kit, but for the children, too. What can he do to win the heart of the woman he loves, but who has removed herself from society to atone for her sins and raise the children born out of wedlock?
The writing in A Defense of Honor is beautiful, the characters full and rich and the setting perfect for such a narrative.
I highly recommend this book for fans of historical Christian fiction.
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