cover image Vying for the Viscount

Vying for the Viscount

Kristi Ann Hunter. Bethany, $15.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-76423-637-2

Hunter (A Pursuit of Home) centers this delightful Regency romance on a woman’s search for a husband. Bianca Snowley never worried about finding a man, but when her father decides it is time to marry her off to the horse-abusing Theophilus Mead, she sets out to find a more compatible match. Lord Hudson Stildon is the new viscount in town. Raised in India, he has come to England to claim his title and the Hawksworth estate. While his faith in God is thin, Hudson wants to believe his prayers will help him in this new challenge. Bianca, who has long ridden the horses at Hawksworth, believes Hudson could be the answer to her prayers. After they become friends at the stables, Hudson recruits Bianca to help him understand English society and the rules of courtship, as he plans to woo Lady Rebecca, whose father’s prize horse he plans to breed with his mare. In exchange, Hudson offers to help Bianca find a husband of her own. But the dream match just might be staring them in the face. Hunter’s sweet tale nicely weds Regency society intrigue, struggles of faith, and a romance kindled through mutual love of horses. This is sure to entertain any inspirational reader. (Aug.)