This is the first book I’ve read from this author. I love historical fiction, so I was pleased to give it a try.
Set in the Gilded Age, My Dear Miss Dupre is a delightful take on the necessary past time of a wealthy woman in need of a worthy husband. The Bachelorette meets American Royalty in the Victorian era. This is so clever! And very well done.
I thoroughly enjoyed imagining what it would be like to have to find a husband from suitors within the strict social parameters of the day. I found the secret language of flowers so interesting too. This book was just what I needed to keep me entertained and to escape for a day. There were a few laugh-out-loud moments that I really appreciated. I look forward to book #2 in the series.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. My opinion is my own.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Willow Dupré never thought she would have to marry, but with her father’s unexpected retirement from running the prosperous Dupré sugar refinery, she is forced into a different future. The shareholders are unwilling to allow a female to take over the company without a man at her side, so her parents devise a plan–find Willow a spokesman king in order for her to become queen of the business empire.
Willow is presented with thirty potential suitors from the families of New York society’s elite group called the Four Hundred. She has six months to court the group and is told to to eliminate men each month to narrow her beaus until she chooses one to marry, ending the competition with a wedding. Willow reluctantly agrees, knowing she must do what is best for the business. She doesn’t expect to find anything other than a proxy . . . until she meets a gentleman who captures her attention, and she must discover for herself if his motives are pure.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Grace Hitchcock is the author of multiple historical novels and novellas. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History. Grace lives in Baton Rouge with her husband, Dakota, and son. Connect with her online at GraceHitchcock.com.
Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild. She is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.
“A delightful romance sure to please anyone looking for a story about second chances, grace, and hope. This one has all the right ingredients!”
—Catherine West, award-winning author of Where Hope Begins