Saturday, January 18, 2020

A Pursuit Of Home by Kristi Ann Hunter

Book review of A Pursuit Of Home by Kristi Ann Hunter (Bethany House) by papertapepins

In early 1800s England, Jess Beauchene has spent most of her life in hiding and always on the move in an effort to leave her past far behind her. But when she learns the family she thought had died just might be alive and in danger, she knows her secrets can only stay buried for so long.

Derek Thornbury loves the past, which has led him to become an expert in history and artifacts. He knows Jess has never liked him, but when she requests his help deciphering the clues laid out in an old family diary, he can't resist the urge to solve the puzzle.

As Jess and Derek race to find the hidden artifact before her family's enemies, they learn as much about each other as they do about the past. But can their search to uncover the truth and set history right lead to a future together?

I have really enjoyed this series, but this book wasn't quite up to the standard of the first two. The prologue had so much potential, and the character of Jess that we've come to know as a secondary character in the previous books was so intriguing ... but her actual story was a let down to me. Part of the problem is the back story that is presented to us in the prologue is so fantastical that to make it believable is going to be a big job, and I never could get there. 

I loved the character of Jess, but Derek, well I kept hoping for some big (or even medium!) twist with his character that never came. He's a little to flat to complement the complex and fascinating character of Jess. Their romance is weak and a little unlikely ... and hello, where is the passion, or even an implied can't live without you? I wasn't satisfied with the ending, but it did kind of fit the ho humness of their supposed romance.

In all honesty, a lot of people will probably love this book, and I hope that's the case. This story, and these particular characters were not for me. I couldn't connect. It's a shame, I adored the previous stories in this series.

This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


  1. Kristi Ann Hunter

    Kristi Ann Hunter

    Kristi Ann Hunter ( graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in computer science but always knew she wanted to write. Kristi is a RITA Award winner, an ACFW Genesis contest winner, and a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award for...
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