Winning the Gentleman by Kristi Ann Hunter is the story of Aaron and Sophia.
My Review of Winning the Gentleman
I knew when I read Vying for the Viscount that I wanted to read Aaron’s story. He seemed to have such an interesting history.
Aaron is the stable manager for two wealthy noblemen who also consider him friends while Sophia is the former headliner in a traveling circus. Aaron has a veneer of respectability because of his marquis father while Sophia is an orphan forced to leave the land she loves.
The Characters in Winning the Gentleman
Aaron is taciturn, Sophia is talkative. On the surface, they seem to have nothing in common but the effect they have on each other is marvelous.
These two characters were great for each other as they were both trying to do the best they could with the circumstances they had been given. It was fun seeing the unflappable Aaron losing his head over the fiery Sophia.
The Themes in Winning the Gentleman
Readers will be reminded that God doesn’t ascribe positions to is based on the position we hold in society. All of us are dear to Him and He has a place in His kingdom for all of us, if we’ll accept Him as Lord and Savior.
Winning the Gentleman is a sweet story of overcoming challenges while accepting your place in the world. Both Sophia and Aaron had to learn they had a place in their society that had nothing to do with the one people tied to ascribe to them.
Final Thoughts on Winning the Gentleman
Winning the Gentleman continues the Hearts on the Heath series but can be read as a standalone. As with many Kristi Ann Hunter books, there are several crossover characters and readers may enjoy seeing their favorites again.
About Winning the Gentleman (Hearts on the Heath)
Aaron Whitworth hasn’t had control over most aspects of his life, but he’s always taken pride in being an honorable businessman and better-than-average horseman.
When both of those claims are threatened, he makes the desperate decision to hire the horse trainer of a traveling circus as a temporary jockey for his racehorses.
Sophia Fitzroy knows that most horsemen don’t take her seriously because she’s a woman, but she can’t pass up the opportunity to get away from the tumultuous world of travel and performing.
As she fights for the right to do the work she was hired for, she learns the fight for Aaron’s guarded heart might be an even worthier challenge.
About Kristi Ann Hunter
Kristi Ann Hunter is the author of the Hawthorne House and Haven Manor series and a RITA Award winner and Christy Award finalist. Kristi graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in computer science but always knew she wanted to write. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. Find her online at www.kristiannhunter.com.
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