Do you like the Bachelorette? Admittedly, I’ve never watched it or been all that interested, but the idea of a woman in the 1880s having to chose a husband from among thirty suitors over the course of six months—consider me intrigued! And Grace Hitchcock delivered in My Dear Miss Dupré.
Willow Dupré didn’t plan to marry, instead she invested in becoming the heir apparent to her father’s sugar empire. But the shareholders have other ideas. They don’t want a woman at the helm, so Willow must pick a husband or give up her dream of running the company. Neither option suits, so her parents surprise her with a competition. Willow’s only hope is to fall in love with one of the thirty gentleman her parents pre-selected.
Of course things get complicated. The collection of men include a long time friend, an old crush, a handsome stranger… the list goes on, leaving readers unsure who Willow will pick in the end. Frankly, I couldn’t pick who I wanted her to end up with either! And that’s what I loved about this story. The author made readers truly care about all the participants.
If you’re looking for a unique historical romance, definitely pick up a copy of My Dear Miss Dupré. It’s the first book in Grace Hitchcock’s American Royalty series and I can’t wait to find out all about book two.
Curious to learn more? Take a peek at the opening line in my First Line Friday post.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from 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.