Book Review: My Dear Miss Dupré by Grace Hitchcock

My Dear Miss Dupré (American Royalty, #1)

About

Willow Dupré never thought she would have to marry, but with her father’s unexpected retirement from running the prosperous Dupré sugar refinery, plans changed. 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 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 expected 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 Cullen Dempsey, and she must discover for herself if his motives are pure.

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Thoughts

3.5 stars rounded up.

I have lukewarm feelings on this book.

On the one hand there were parts I loved and there were parts that weren’t so great. Hitchcock gave a story much like Jen Turano’s which threw me off a bit since it wasn’t the same style but Hitchcock’s own writing style. Both of which I enjoy, I just needed to get a feel for it and I found that I liked it a lot.

The story was hilarious and serious all at once with a competing romance and a dash of mystery. Readers of Gilded Age will love.

My biggest dislike would be that there were times the plot was somewhat iffy, like it would have been a novella and not a novel but the author and publisher lengthened it into a novel.

Warnings: 18+ due to a villain and sexual content.

I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary e/copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

2 responses to “Book Review: My Dear Miss Dupré by Grace Hitchcock”

  1. Hm. Thanks for this review… 🙂

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