Friday, August 5, 2016

An Elegant Facade | Book Review

27066722This was a very clever and intertwined book. I haven't read the other books by this author yet, but was able to enjoy this as a stand-alone.

In some aspects, the writing seemed a little amateur (repeating similar phrases often within a paragraph), but the plot line was so rich that it was more of an afterthought about the writing.

At first, I thought Georgina was just a snob. However, realizing that she had a reason for acting the way she did -- and a secret she desperately wanted to hide from society -- made her endearing.

Colin was amazing. In hindsight, it's easy to think of him as too perfect, but his relationship with his family definitely showed him as imperfect. I really, really liked how Colin's acceptance helped Georgina to realize God's acceptance.

That being said, the first 3/4 of this book didn't impress me as a Christian book. But there was a pretty strong spiritual lesson towards the end. It was very neat to see how the author tied it all together. I loved one of the character's hunger and thirst for the Scripture!

There were a few romantic scenes, a kiss, etc. I can't say it was the main thrust of the book (or maybe it was because I was more intrigued by Georgina's problem that I skimmed over the romance." ;)), but it was obviously in there.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book ... and think I found a new favorite author. Looking forward to reading more!

Favorite quote:
"I think, if this is going to mean anything, He's going to have to be my God. If He wants me to ... to change, then He's going to have to speak to me Himself."

*I received this book in exchange of my honest review from Bethany House*

About the Book
Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked tirelessly to seal her place as the Incomparable for her debut season. At her first London ball, she hopes to snag the attention of an earl.
With money and business connections, but without impeccable bloodlines, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. When he first encounters the fashionable Lady Georgina, he's irritated by his attraction to a woman who concerns herself only with status and appearance.
What Colin doesn't know is that Georgina's desperate social aspirations are driven by the shameful secret she harbors. Association with Colin McCrae is not part of Georgina's plan, but as their paths continue to cross, they both must decide if the realization of their dreams is worth the sacrifices they must make.

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HisPrincessWarrior said...

this book sounds cute! I may have to pick it up! Thanks for the review! :)

Amanda T. said...

@ Katie - I think you'll like it! :) I really did. ;)

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