My Dear Miss Dupré – Review

My Dear Miss Dupre by Grace Hitchcock. Spotlight + Review on Book one in this Historical American Royalty Series from Bethany House Publishers.

About The Book

Series: American Royalty, #1


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.

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My Thoughts

What a fun and interesting book My Dear Miss Dupre is! I picked up this book based on the premise alone (I mean talk about interesting!) and it did not disappoint. You know a book is good when you smile almost the whole way through and I did that with this book, in this case due to the author’s sense of humor in situations that could otherwise be awkward. I also like how Miss Dupre was a strong character with a sound mind and good wit, it made the interactions between characters even more relatable. Personally, I have never seen the bachelorette but after this book, I just might as I have heard they share similarities in their plot lines. Grace Hitchcock seamlessly interwove humor, intrigue, and faith into one beautiful book, and I am SO looking forward to the next book in the series!

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.

About Grace Hitchcock

Grace Hitchcock is the author of multiple historical novels and novellas. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History. Grace lives in Baton Rouge with her husband, Dakota, son and daughter. Connect with her online at

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