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.
A copy of this book was received for review via Bethany House Publishers. In no way has this influenced the review. The opinions expressed in this review are of the reviewer only.
The Bachelorette of the Gilded Age! Grace Hitchcock has written a riveting tale about a young business woman who is about to take over her father’s business. With his health failing, he is on a mission to set Willow up to meet the stipulations of the shareholders. Together, Mr. and Mrs. Dupre’ have decided to host a competition of sorts to find a king to accompany a queen, heir to a business empire. The competition is full of adventure, fun and some danger! The secondary characters are not to be missed from Willow’s best friend Flora to her twin sisters – and don’t forget all of the men that don’t make the cut. My Dear Miss Dupre will have you laughing out loud and keep you guessing with a few plot twists. If you are looking for a book that will keep you guessing and have you smiling, you have found your next read.