This book takes places in 1850s Boston which is not a place or time period I usually choose for my historical romances. I was intrigued by the "ugly duckling" story line, and it paid off. It was really a joy to watch Isadora go from mousy, bumbling and invisible (but smart and funny) to confident, bold and comfortable in her own skin. I loved the voyage to Rio, and I am glad the voyage back to Boston was glossed over. I also liked the fact that the two main characters not only hated each other (mostly) on sight, but didn't immediately fall into one another's arms. Sure, it's all fairly predictable, but it's a romance novel. And great fun to read.
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The Charm School
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9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
This book takes places...
A read this on a depre...
A read this on a depressing day when I really needed some optimism and escape. It was great to lose myself in a well written and entertaining historical. I like Susan Wigg's writing and look forward to seeing her at the RWAustralia conference in August 2011.
ugly duckling. though ...
ugly duckling. though the main guy wasn't that hot. i mean, he's a ginger and he wear garish outfits. but i love the story.
If there were any flaw...
If there were any flaws in this story, I was too caught up in the characters (particularly the heroine) to notice what they were.
I really enjoyed this ...
I really enjoyed this book. I reminds me of an old Bette Davis movie classic - young unattractive woman blossoms while out from under her family's thumb (including the time in South America!). I enjoyed the character development. I hated the ending. It seemed like the deadline loomed for finishing the book and I found the ending to be silly, implausible, etc. I hate to give things away. By all means, read this book, and I hope you find the ending more satisfying than I did. (This is a romance, so our hero and heroine do find a way...)
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