Thursday, August 23, 2018

Book Review - A Defense of Honor


Forced to run for her life, Kit FitzGilbert finds herself in the very place she swore never to return to–a London ballroom. There she encounters Lord Graham Wharton, who believes Kit holds the key to a mystery he’s trying to solve. As much as she wishes that she could tell him everything, she can’t reveal the truth without endangering those she loves.


Kristi is the RITA® award winning author of Regency romance novels from a Christian worldview. Her books include the award winning Hawthorne House series as well as the newly published first stories of the Haven Manor series. Beyond writing, she is also speaker, teaching classes in writing as well as Biblical and spiritual topics. She has spoken to writers' groups, schools, and young women's groups at churches.

When she is not writing or interacting with her readers, Kristi spends time with her family and her church. A graduate of Georgia Tech with a computer science degree, she can also be found fiddling with her computer in her free time. A born lover of stories she is also an avid reader. From very young she dreamed of sharing her own stories with others and praises God daily that she gets to live that dream today.


This book started out fast paced and never stopped. I had a hard time putting it down and loved the settings, the characters and the story line.

This book is set in one of my favorite eras and places - early 19th century England. The author transports us back to this time perfectly and I felt like I was actually there. I love when an author can truly describe things in such a way as to bring us fully into the story.

We meet Kit when she is hiding behind a large potted plant at a party. She is a strong woman of great character and I love that she is willing to do what she needs to do to protect and take care of those she cares about.

Graham, the Viscount Wharton, is quite bored by all he's required to do and the pretense of most women he meets. He's looking for something or someone different and, when he meets Kit, he is fully intrigued!

There are a lot of secrets going on in this book - some believable for this time in history and some not. That was my only negative thought about this book - that some of the situations were not really believable for this time and place in history.

All in all, this was a good book. I do like that it dealt with the issue of rejection and the reliance on God through the different difficult situations. Yes, there are some things that don't ring true, but all in all, it was a lovely story with characters I truly cared about. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Bethany House. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Blessings - Julie

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