Book Review | Winning the Gentleman

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Winning the Gentleman by Kristi Ann Hunter.

Book Blurb

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 more worthwhile challenge.

As secrets come to light and past vulnerabilities are confronted, will Aaron and Sophia sacrifice their former dreams and forge a new one together–against all odds?

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Author Information

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. 

From Author Website

Danielle’s Review

Winning the Gentleman is the second book in Kristi Ann Hunter’s Hearts on the Heath series. Can a situation that began on false assumption lead to a happily ever after for everyone involved?

Aaron Whitworth is an illegitimate son, a title he’s leaned on to make the gentry uncomfortable. He loves working with horses, but when his employer and friend makes an unwise wager, he’s put in an impossible situation.

Sophia Fitzroy wants to train horses and riders, but for now must support her injured brother by performing shows in a circus. Until she seizes an opportunity to become a jockey when a stranger assumes her twin is the real horse trainer.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I’ve been highly anticipating Aaron’s story since Vying for the Viscount and it was excellent. And Sophia was wonderful. I loved her character. The ending dragged a bit, but otherwise, this was a phenomenal story that I couldn’t put down.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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