Friday, March 19, 2021

My Dear Miss Dupré



 About the Book

 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. (Goodreads)




My Thoughts

I really wasn't totally sure how this book was going to go, either I would love it or not. I like to read unique story lines for historical fiction so I decided to give this book a whirl. This was simply not the book for me. I didn't really like any of the characters, I like fun stories but there wasn't really any depth to the people in the story and it wasn't overly fun as it was more frustrating. The way the story line is written is just completely unrealistic. I understand having fun with this idea and having the characters do things that just make you giggle but a lot of this book is just over the top. I don't love the idea of the bachelorette which the author does note in the back of the book that it was not a historically accurate term. There were so many things that made me grimace throughout the book and so I have to give it two stars. I know there are people who will love it and that is great but this one was not for me. 

Two Stars. 

"I received this book from Bethany House for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."


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