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The Charm School (Calhoun, Bk 1)
The Charm School - Calhoun, Bk 1
Author: Susan Wiggs
An awkward misfit in an accomplished Boston family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her social isolation and sneaks aboard the Silver Swan, bound for Rio, leaving it all behind. — Ryan Calhoun, too, had a good family name. But he'd purposely walked away from everything it afforded him. Driven by his quest to right an old wrong, the fiery, temper...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778325048
ISBN-10: 0778325040
Publication Date: 5/1/2008
Pages: 408
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 205 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
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reviewed The Charm School (Calhoun, Bk 1) on + 1197 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 Boston spinster Isadora is withdrawn, invisible & miserable in her life.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.
reviewed The Charm School (Calhoun, Bk 1) on + 131 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Awkward woman is transformed by a sea captain. Awesome romance.
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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 2
Liked it alot! Frumpy girl comes into her own on a sea voyage. American historical.
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reviewed The Charm School (Calhoun, Bk 1) on + 929 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this ugly duckling story. It was fun and incredibly sweet with lots of great side characters. I actually didn't find it long-winded or too wordy.

Very quick read.
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This book was not something I enjoyed reading. I read a chapter or two and found that the sex scenes were constant and the story just fit around them. I decided not to read any farther.
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This was just a fun lighthearted book. No seriousness intended.

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