A Lady of Esteem (Hawthorne House): A Novella

Amelia Stalwood lives in a London townhouse, but she's never actually met any nobility. Then, by chance, she meets the Hawthorne family, who welcome her into their world. When a nasty rumor is circulated, threatening her reputation, society turns its back on her. Will her new friends--and the marquis she's fallen for--do the same?
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About the author

Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Computer Science but always knew she wanted to write. Kristi is an RWA Golden Heart contest winner, an ACFW Genesis contest winner, and a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award for Excellence winner. She is a founding member and the coordinator of the Regency Reflections blog and lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. Find her online at www.kristiannhunter.com.
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Publisher
Baker Books
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Published on
Jul 7, 2015
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9781441228796
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Christian / Historical
Fiction / Christian / Romance
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
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