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E_Espinoza4 Stars Out Of 5A Distinctive, Engaging StoryMarch 28, 2022E_EspinozaHer Darling Mr. Day, by Grace Hitchcock is the second book in the American Royalty series. This delightful novel features a distinctive story that is quite engaging! Filled with charm, humor, mystery, and romance, this enjoyable novel is intriguing, uplifting, and thoroughly entertaining. With compelling characters, captivating plot points, and memorable settings, Ms. Hitchcock has crafted a book that is wonderfully endearing.
It is certainly a pleasure to spend time within the pages of this novel. The main characters are thoughtful, interesting, and undeniably likable while the secondary characters add important depth and intrigue to the story. The situations in which the characters find themselves are often funny, sometimes perilous, and even unconventional. Whether in a grand home, a neighborhood park, an opulent riverboat, or even high in the branches of a tree, the characters never fail to captivate and surprise the reader page after page.
With a true talent for storytelling, Ms. Hitchcock has crafted a book that is thoughtful and appealing. Within the comfort of its pages, Her Darling Mr. Day is a genuinely special novel that welcomes the reader to revel in the joy of reading. I gladly recommend it.
*I was a given a copy of this book by the publisher/author. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.
Sassy Bookish MamaAge: 35-44Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Perfect addition to the series!February 3, 2022Sassy Bookish MamaAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It was so great returning to this series especially after the ending of the first book (if you haven't read that one you need to!) This definitely is one of those books in a series where you have to read the first one in order to not only capture the essence of these characters but this one truly follows the events of the prior book.
The story is supposed to be about Flora and Teddy getting their happy ending but boy was there a lot more to it than that. Flora's dad apparently wants the four sisters to wed and rather quickly. His character was rather strict and he drove me insane with his arrogance regarding females. I get it.. it was the beliefs and custom of that time but geez these were his daughters and he just really dismissed them too quickly. While I really enjoyed the story there was a lot going on in the story with all the suitors coming in and out. There were some like Clancy that I really liked and I felt so bad for. I really hope that there is a story for him in the future.
Teddy was a bit different than the first book but how can we blame him as his heart has been broken now twice. But goodness I wanted to slap him upside the head a few times. He was so clueless towards Flora's advances. I was glad that he was able to have resolution when it comes to Willow and Cullen in this book.
Oh one character I must mention is Aunt Violet. I absolutely love her open viewpoints which I am sure went against all societal conventions of the day.
As you can tell there are many strong feelings toward this story which speaks to a good author. I mean we wouldn't have these BIG feelings towards the characters if she hadn't done such a good job at developing them. This story carries a bit of mystery from the first book through one of its characters that I will not divulge who it is. There were laughs as well in the antics of Flora. I for one can't wait to read the next one and look forward to seeing who the main characters may be! If you enjoy Christian Historical Romance I suggest you grab both of her books in the American Royalty Series!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
Paty HinojosaAge: 35-44Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Delightfully Charming Historical Romance!January 30, 2022Paty HinojosaAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was a delightfully charming Historical Romance!
After reading My Dear Miss Dupre, I was hooked to this series! I loved the characters! And I definitely wanted to read Teddy and Floras story!
Theodore Day has yet to recover from being jilted in front of all New York high society. He wants to remain unnoticed at first, but it seems impossible, as his fame as Willows suitor in the most talked about competition for a husband in New Yorks society seems to have expanded to New Orleans as well, because numerous ladies keep vying for his attention non-stop. That is why his best refuge is working at his familys luxury river steamboat business. He has lots of great ideas and creativity for new designs for the steamboats. If only his older brother would stop ordering him around ang getting all the credit for his work. And when his father challenges them to prove who is the one worthy of managing the business, he is determined to prove his family his solid worth.
Flora Wingfield finally convinced her parents and sisters to summer in New Orleans. She has been in love with Teddy, her best friend, for a few years, and after almost losing him to marrying one of her closest friends, she is not going to waste any chance to convince him they are made for each other. But as soon as she arrives and meets Teddy, she discovers things will not be easy as elegant ladies clamor for his attention with great determination. Plus, Teddy is not in the mood to find love after two romantic rejections. Will he finally discover that all he has been looking for is standing right in front of him. As they work together and Flora helps him with her art for interior design in the riverboat projects, his feelings start to change. Will he be strong enough to fight for her when her father is pushing her to marry someone else.
I truly loved this book! It is historical romance, but it has a heartwarming feel, has fun moments, also intriguing and dangerous ones, and searching for true purpose and identity and the faith thread about our value based on because of who we are in the eyes of God, and not founded others expectations. There was character growth throughout the book, concerning both main characters. Flora was centered on being loved and valued, by Teddy especially, but also her family. She was insecure about her value partly because of her fathers selfish interest in assuring she marries to someone with connections beneficial to the family sugar business, by providing his own adequate bachelors. And even if it did not mean he did not love his daughter, it hurt Flora terribly. Teddy was centered in nursing his wounds, his pride hurting, and that made it hard to see what he had in front of him, a lovely woman who loved him for who he was, and not his status or money. He was also centered on proving his worth to his father and trying to get to be the head of the luxury riverboats business. His competition with his brother, made him work harder, but he yet needed to reevaluate what was truly important for him. Both needed to reflect on the importance of family bonds, or so I thought. And that no family is perfect, but family is family. So, I loved how they both matured during the story, and saw their mistakes. I especially liked Floras character, and how she became a more mature person at the end. The romance was sweet and clean, the way I like it. There were many women and men suitors in the story, though, but I guess that makes the romance more interesting. And the plot had enough twists and intriguing danger to keep me engaged and wanting to know what was going to happen next. The Wingfield family felt like the Bennet family from Jane Austen at some point, and I liked that.
A book I definitely recommend! I am hoping there will be a third book soon.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher but was not required to post a positive review. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
PollymissouriAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Historical High JinxJanuary 23, 2022PollymissouriAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5*A dream that is worth anything is worth waiting for to come true.* Flora Wingfield has had a dream to be an independent woman. It is attainable with the wealth her father is willing to bestow on her upon her marriage. But there is another dream she longs to fulfill: to make Theodore Day her groom.
Teddy is one of the bachelors who lost out in the contest to wed Willow Dupre, a close friend of Flora. He is not looking to receive yet another broken heart. He is putting all his efforts into the family business of building luxury river boats.
Eldest of five daughters, Flora has an ultimatum from her father: wed before the summer is done.
Jealousy, competition, danger and shenanigans ensue to make this a hilarious story of Gilded Age society in the hot summer of the South. Through it all Teddy is the perfect gentleman who gets more than he bargained for and learns where to put his priorities. The faith thread was underlying and brought out some worthy lessons.
I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in American Royalty series. The antics of Flora and her sisters were so much fun, as were the flock of damsels chasing after Teddy.
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*
Melmo2610Buffalo MOAge: 35-44Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic Read!January 23, 2022Melmo2610Buffalo MOAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I LOVED this story! After completely enjoying the first book in this series, this was high on my TBR pile. This story blew me away. Mystery, romance, pirates, laugh out loud moments, this book has them ALL in spades. A fantastic read!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher but also purchased an Audible copy for myself. I was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
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