Book Reviews of Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles, #1)

Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles, #1)
Charm School - Calhoun Chronicles, #1
Author: Susan Wiggs
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
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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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This book was very interesting. Its different from the average romance novel!
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I really enjoyed this one.
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Fun and entertaining!!
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A Charming story (no pun intended). I enjoyed reading it. Light romance.
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I enjoyed this book and will look for more of her books.
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This is a historical romance.
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Susan's books always take you a place you would like to go. Yes even school. This story is one we can all relate to in one way or another.
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Isadora peabody is an awkward misfit in her beautiful and accomplished family. shunned by those she yearns to befriend, she gives her heart to a man who doesn't even know she exists. with nothing to lose, she seizes the chance to journey to a a wonderous new world in search of a dream.
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Enjoyable reading.
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Isadora Peabody is a shy, awkward daughter in a wealthy, accomplished Boston family. When an opportunity comes up for Isadora to travel by ship to Rio, she uses her business acumen to talk the owner of the ship into allowing her act as translator and clerk aboard ship.

Ryan Calhoun comes from a plantation-owning Virginia family. However, he has rejected their wealth that was earned by slave labor. He has managed to become sea captain of the Silver Swan. Ryan does not want Isadora on board, especially when he finds out that she is reporting back to the owner of the ship.

The plot was obvious, by using excerpts from THE UGLY DUCKLING. One thing that seemed wrong was the fact that the seamen of the ship taught Isadora to dance and curtsy. In a wealthy Boston family, a tutor would have been employed to teach all the children how to dance and behave in society.

There's a subplot about the issue of slavery in America in the 1850's. It added a level of gravitas to an otherwise light story. 3.5 stars