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Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles, #1)
Charm School - Calhoun Chronicles, #1
Author: Susan Wiggs
Isadora Peabody is the brilliant but socially inept sibling in an otherwise perfect family. And although she struggles to fit into Boston society, her awkwardness dooms her to repeated failure. Fate intervenes when she learns that a sea captain, Ryan Calhoun, is in need of an interpreter for his next voyage to Rio. And despite Ryan's adamant opp...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781551664910
ISBN-10: 1551664917
Publication Date: 4/1/1999
Pages: 401
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
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reviewed Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles, #1) on + 1199 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Interesting story but a bit longwinded. Boston spinster Isadora is withdrawn, invisible & miserable in her life. In a pique of revolution, she signs on a ship bound to Rio as a translator, and her transformation from ugly duckling to beautiful swan is what the story is all about. The substory of slavery & redemption is a plus, but I found myself skipping through the book just to finish it.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very likable heroine - an intelligent, well read, badly dressed woman, completely out of her element at home but blooming during the long sail to Rio. The hero, however, though handsome and charming, was harder to like. Ah, well - to err is human. And he is very human.

I enjoyed the details about sailing. The author did her research well and also fit it into the story in an interesting way.
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Helpful Score: 2
Awkward woman is transformed by a sea captain. Awesome romance.
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The ugly ducking fable wrapped up in a romance story. Very good read and like reading about the transformation of the heroine.
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Liked it alot! Frumpy girl comes into her own on a sea voyage. American historical.
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I enjoyed this book and will look for more of her books.
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I really enjoyed this one.
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A Charming story (no pun intended). I enjoyed reading it. Light romance.

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