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Her Darling Mr. Day

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This book can be read as a standalone, or as a part of the American Royalty series. I loved the mystery and suspense that were included in this romance. It made it so fun and such a fast read!
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Her Darling Mr. Day is a historical fiction novel written by Grace Hitchcock. It is book two in the American Royalty series.

Summary: Flora Wingfield has had her sights set on Teddy Day since she was sixteen years old. But Teddy Day has only ever seen her as a friend to lean on. Now Flora has one summer left before her father’s ultimatum that she marry, and she is determined once and for all to make Teddy her own.

Will she succeed in making him see her as more than a friend, or is she doomed to marry whichever man her father chooses for her?

My Thoughts: I really liked this book! It has a unique story line, plenty of crazy characters, and lots of twists and turns including pirates, vindictive debutantes, chase scenes, alligators, and more.

This is definitely one of my favorite recent reads, and I highly recommend it-especially if you enjoy historical romance with some great action scenes!

I would like to thank Bethany House for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!
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I honestly really struggled to get into this story. There was a lot of dialogue that was hard for me to follow. Maybe if I had already read the first one it would be easier for me to follow. Although this is no doubt a stand alone, I know there are certain insights into the charterers that I could’ve benefited from in book one. There were some humorous situations that reminded me of Pride & Prejudice with how the Mother is obsessed with marrying off her daughters.
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Such a fun read! 
This book will grab your attention from the beginning and you'll not want to put it down!
I finished this book in one evening.  I did loose a little sleep but it was oh so worth it!
You will enjoy in getting to know Flora and Mr.  Theodore.
Yes, I even learned about riverboats too. I especially loved a certain scene that was lots of fun!
This is a novel that you can very easily imagine yourself in because the author has done such an awesome job in bringing these events, characters and the descriptions of these places to life. 
I think this novel would make a great movie!
There wasn't nothing in this book that I didn't like. It was a full and satisfied read!
5 stars. Well done!
My thanks for a copy of this book. 
I was NOT required to write a positive review.  All opinions are my own.
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I was so excited for this book because I loved My Dear Miss Dupre, but I find myself not wanting to pick this one back up. After starting it a few times, I just am not loving the characters like I wanted to, so I am choosing to DNF. I know it is getting lots of love. This is a definite me thing - not the book.
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This was my first book by Grace Hitchcock but it will not be my last!  I didn't read her first book in this series, My Dear Miss Dupré, but after enjoying Her Darling Mr. Day I'll definitely go back and read it when I get a chance.

This is a fun Christian historical fiction that you won't be able to put down until the end!  

Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review. All opinions are my own.

Published 4 January 2022.
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After thoroughly enjoying the first book in this series I was quite excited for this one’s release. Unfortunately it didn’t pack quite the same punch as the previous one but it was still an entertaining story!
Where My Dear Miss Dupré read like a historical season of The Bachelorette this one felt more along the lines of The Bachelor with all the catty and conniving women. 
Teddy was a fabulous hero, I loved his character in the first book and was excited for him to find his happily ever after. Flora had her moments of not being the most level-headed female but overall I was rooting for her to finally get Teddy to see her as more than a friend. 
My main annoyance came from the side characters and their outright manipulation, pettiness, and scheming-it was honestly out of control.
The plot overall was entertaining though things got a little out of hand as the story progressed. 
I am curious who book three will be about though and look forward to its release!
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This is a delightful historical romance.

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know both Flora and Teddy. They were both in the first book in this series but we get to know so much more about their personalities in this one. Flora was at the center of a number of very funny scenes. She really needed to learn how to listen to what she was told though.

There was a great plot with scheming, danger, and mistaken intentions that ran throughout the book. It kept my attention and provided me with a lot of entertainment.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All of the opinions expressed are my own.
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He's been jilted, she was a part of it happening, will her Darling Mr Day ever realize how much she truly loves him? This is an entertaining story of the rich at play. He designs and  builds luxurious boats and the Belles find him a most handsome and eligible bachelor. Flora has loved him for what seems like a very long time and has to find a way to come out on top in the matchmaking schemes that bring about some very dangerous and entertaining scenarios.  A fun and entertaining read that was hard for me to put down!  I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley. No review was required. My opinion and review are voluntary.
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A lighthearted read is this second book in the series. We continue with characters we saw in the first book. While fairly predictable, it’s a fun read with some humorous moments. You easily get transported into the era. The book drags about 3/4 of the way through and then rushes through the end with such hurried descriptions that it takes away from the quality of the book in my opinion.
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It was so great returning to this series especially after the ending of the first book (if you haven't read that one you need to!) This definitely is one of those books in a series where you have to read the first one in order to not only capture the essence of these characters but this one truly follows the events of the prior book. 

The story is supposed to be about Flora and Teddy getting their happy ending but boy was there a lot more to it than that. Flora's dad apparently wants the four sisters to wed and rather quickly. His character was rather strict and he drove me insane with his arrogance regarding females. I get it.. it was the beliefs and custom of that time but geez these were his daughters and he just really dismissed them too quickly. While I really enjoyed the story there was a lot going on in the story with all the suitors coming in and out. There were some like Clancy that I really liked and I felt so bad for. I really hope that there is a story for him in the future. 

Teddy was a bit different than the first book but how can we blame him as his heart has been broken now twice. But goodness I wanted to slap him upside the head a few times. He was so clueless towards Flora's advances. I was glad that he was able to have resolution when it comes to Willow and Cullen in this book. 

Oh one character I must mention is Aunt Violet. I absolutely love her open viewpoints which I am sure went against all societal conventions of the day. 

As you can tell there are many strong feelings toward this story which speaks to a good author. I mean we wouldn't have these BIG feelings towards the characters if she hadn't done such a good job at developing them. This story carries a bit of mystery from the first book through one of its characters that I will not divulge who it is. There were laughs as well in the antics of Flora. I for one can't wait to read the next one and look forward to seeing who the main characters may be! If you enjoy Christian Historical Romance I suggest you grab both of her books in the American Royalty Series! 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
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Flora Wingfield, heiress and eldest of five daughters of one of the wealthiest men in 1883 America, hides from her family the true reason she wants to drag them from New York to New Orleans for the summer. Flora is secretly in love with New Orleans resident Theodore Day, youngest son of the owner of a luxury riverboat manufacturing company. Will Theodore ever see Flora as more than a friend? Will Flora be married off by her father in order to secure a lucrative business deal? Find out in this second installment of Grace Hitchcock’s American Royalty series, a historical fiction delight.
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Her Darling Mr. Day is the second book in Grace Hitchcock’s American Royalty series. I’ve been looking forward to this book after reading My Dear Miss Dupre. In fact, I highly recommend reading My Dear Miss Dupre before reading Her Darling Mr. Day so you don’t risk any spoilers.

Going into this story, I was already feeling that Flora and Teddy both deserve a happily ever after after all that happened in the previous book, but whether they will finally find one … well, there are a lot of obstacles to overcome, even though Flora has her heart set on Teddy.

Admittedly, I found the girls in Flora’s way were highly annoying, but that’s probably because I wanted Flora and Teddy to end up together so much. And the men who wanted to take Flora away from Teddy … I wanted to tell them to go find another girl! Most of all, I wished Teddy and Flora could finally land on the same page at the same time and realize they were would happiest together.

Likely due to all my hoping, I did find story a bit exhausting to read because of all the drama. There’s a bit of suspense, especially toward the end. And I love the pirate theme threaded throughout. For fans of My Dear Miss Dupre, which was a twist off the Bachelorette, then My Darling Mr. Day is definitely for you!

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.
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This is the second book in the American Royalty series. It can be read as a stand alone but I do highly recommend reading the series in order. It was a delight to meet up with these characters again in this book. After convincing her parents to Summer in New Orleans you can see the wheels in Flora Wingfield's mind working, how to snag Teddy Day now that he's a bachelor once again. All the ladies are clamoring for him and the competition is fierce with so many pretty ladies that Teddy seems to enjoy spinning around the dance floor at the many balls.
Teddy's main objective right now since being jilted in New York is to put his time and effort into competing with his brother to become the head of the family's luxury riverboat business in New Orleans. Will Flora, or perhaps one of the other ladies be able to catch his hand and even his heart?
I loved the humor that is intertwined in this story. It makes for a great plot along with escapades and nail biting situations Flora and her sister find themselves in. Full of humor, suspense and romance this is one roller coaster ride you won't want to exit before it's end.
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Pub Date 04 Jan 2022
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What a great second installment to this series. I had high expectations for book two after thoroughly enjoying book one. I remember feeling so bad for Teddy Day after Willow chose Cullen over him and that he deserved his own story!

Flora, while I understand her heart and desire, is a bit immature and selfish with her choices. I know, it's hard to say that because unlike her sister, Tacy (don't get me started on that pain in the behind), she truly cares about Teddy. Her methods leave quite a bit to be desired, while proving amusing and effective. Flora may not agree with me, but she has a bit of Penelope in her! Yes, I just said that. lol You'll have to read the story and let me know if you agree.

And then poor Teddy. With two rejections his pride is hurt and is a bit jaded when it comes to love. This guy who just wants to experience love has been jilted twice and it's clear he can't trust his heart. That being said, it doesn't keep the eligible ladies from chasing him down with great gusto in hopes of gaining his attention.

As with book one, there are many men after the heart and inheritance of the Wingfield daughters, of which 4 are of age for marriage. I have to admit, their father's push to marry them off was frustrating, but reminiscent of the time. He was the head of the home and the family fortune, and he was determined to make good matches for his daughters.

There were a good handful of ladies I glared at every time they came up on the page and certainly a couple of gentlemen I felt the same way about. Like with Willow's story though, there was another character who I ended up liking and was in the running for Flora's hand.

I loved Auntie Violet. I would've loved having someone like her in my life like Flora was blessed with. Her example to Flora in regards to God's leading was so sweet and loving. Having an older woman turning a heart & mind toward God's Word is always such a plus for me in a story.

Another delightful story and I can't wait for book three and who might be the main characters!
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I LOVED this story! After completely enjoying the first book in this series, this was high on my TBR pile. This story blew me away. Mystery, romance, pirates, laugh out loud moments, this book has them ALL in spades. A fantastic read!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher but also purchased an Audible copy for myself. I was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
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I found that I simply had to allow extra time for reading on this one as it was hard to put it down. Even though I hadn't read the first book in the series, this was excellent. It simply wraps you in layers, leaves you thinking about the characters even after putting it down, eager to pick it up again. It's nice to read about American Royalty, some of their lifestyle and definitely about the clothes. Set in 1883, Flora convinces her highly social family to spend the summer in New Orleans with a Great Aunt. Her parents and whole family went along, intending to marry off four of their daughters. Flora has one particular man in mind, but finds that she has a lot of competition for his attention when she gets to town. There's leftover danger and mystery from the first book, as yet unresolved, as well as jealous female adversaries who don't play nice. Teddy is getting over a failed relationship and concentrating on building luxury steamships with his family.  Roller coaster relationships, pirates and attempted kidnapping keep the tension and action going to the end. Fabulous read, one of my favorites. Can't wait until the next one!

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I love this series about ‘American royalty’.
Flora is such a fun character. Her desired relationship with Teddy Day…my such shenanigans she pulled off…
Flora is ecstatic, she managed to convince her mother that their family should summer in New Orleans. Why? Because Theodore Day will be there. Again, why? Because....Flora has her heart set on marrying him.
The story is humorous. There is lots going on. Flora practically throws herself at Teddy. Unfortunately, Teddy is still suffering from his last broken engagement to Flora's friend Willow (read the first book in the series, My Dear Miss Dupre, to get the full scoop on that story...), and he sees Flora as nothing more than a friend. What does she have to do to get his attention?
Or. The better question might be what DIDN'T she do.

In addition to her pursuit of Mr. Day, there is also the fact that the local socialites in New Orleans do not appreciate her pursuit of him. They are convinced that he needs to get married to one from their own little group.
This brings about some danger. And even a bit of mystery...someone is determined to scare off Flora. Who is it?

I recommend this historical fiction romance to any readers who enjoy reading clean, sweet stories.

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Fun installment in the American Royalty series by author Grace Hitchcock! Theodore Day, one of the suitors in My Dear Miss Dupree (Book 1), has become highly famous and sought after in New Orleans. Flora Winfield worked hard to convince her family to summer in New Orleans so she can see her dear friend Theodore now that he is a bachelor once again. This time she doesn't want to lose her chance at something more. "A dream that is worth anything is worth waiting for to come true." "He would be her darling Mr Day before summer's end." What an enjoyable, page-turner, with surprising twists and turns to this fun story! This quote made me laugh out loud " When a gator catches you by your derriere, anything is possible."

I highly recommend Her Darling Mr Day for fans of author Jen Turano.

Thank you to the author, publisher and net galley for allowing me to read an early copy. All opinions are my own!
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As the second book of the series, this one is easier to follow if one has read book one (the contest Teddy participated in is referenced quite a bit), but even so, it stands on its own decently. I think it has more humor than book one, which I enjoyed. There are hints of a mystery indicated by uncharacteristic actions by Flora's father, though Flora (and consequently, the reader) is kept in the dark. I assumed the Wingfield family was actually bankrupt, but I was wrong! Aspects of Flora's relationships with her sisters reminded me strongly of the Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice (as, for that matter, did some of the socialites of New Orleans). 

Over all, it's an entertaining story; sometimes over-the-top, but if you're in the mood for a light-hearted romance, this fits the bill.

Thank you Bethany House and NetGalley for the complimentary e-book. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.
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