Thursday, April 1, 2021

My Dear Miss Dupré by Grace Hitchcock {Book Review}

 **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

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.

Grace Hitchcock is the author of multiple historical novels and novellas. She holds a master's 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

What do you get when you mix The Bachelorette with a Gilded Age fiction? The unique historical fiction read My Dear Miss Dupre. Fans of the popular reality show are sure to enjoy the premise of this story--- a young woman having to choose from thirty eligible bachelors to marry. Definitely sounds like the makings of an entertaining read, doesn't it?

Overall, I found it to be rather enjoyable. While it took me a little bit to get into the story, I enjoyed the unique idea behind the story. Now, I do have to wonder how historically accurate parts of the story might be... the idea of 30 suitors in that time period seems a little unlikely, for example. Personally, I don't mind if books aren't historically accurate for the sake of a good story. 

If you enjoy a fun historical read, this is certainly one to check out. 


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