‘Season Of Grace’ by Perpetua Langley

sog plSTORY: Grace Davenport, daughter of the deceased Earl of Canby, has been left to the guardianship of the Calhouns. Life at Bendham Court has never been particularly comfortable, the Calhouns are cold and their daughter Harriet is positively mean. Still, Grace does not look for much beyond a place to lay her head.

Upon turning seventeen, Grace discovers that she is penniless and that Mr. Calhoun has a plan to send her to America. When her ship doesn’t sail, they are forced to take Grace with them to London for Harriet’s first season.

The Calhouns’ attempts at hiding Grace so that they are not forced to pay her way only take them so far. Lady Brandonhurst steps in and, through that delightfully eccentric lady, Grace meets the Duke of Cortland.

The Duke is entranced, but the Calhouns are determined to keep them apart. Though it seemed her only difficulty was poverty, Grace begins to suspect something darker is afoot.
Will the Duke unravel the secret before Grace disappears forever?

REVIEW: Grace Davenport, age 17, was taken in at age 10 by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun, when her parents passed away. As her parents left no money to pay for her keep, it is now time to send her to Mrs. Calhoun’s cousin in Philadelphia to work as a companion. Grace is afraid to move to America and has few things to pack from her family life at Canby Hall. In actuality, she is Lady Grace, the daughter of the late Earl of Canby.

As Grace has always been ignored and mistreated by the family and made to sleep in a sparse room, she is used to the barbs that always come her way.

The Calhouns have a daughter named Harriet who is a spoiled brat and completely jealous of Grace. It is time for her come out and thus they are taking rooms in London for the Season.

When the Calhouns and Grace arrive at the dock for Grace to sail to America, they find that the ship has sunk. So, they have no other choice but to take Grace with them to London and stow her in an upstairs unheated maid’s room with orders to keep out of sight.

Grace has had one woman with whom she has corresponded over the years. The woman is a countess and was a friend of her mother’s. Although they have never met, they have developed a good friendship. She has written and told her she will be moving to America but does not tell her the entire truth of being in search of a job.

To enter society, the Calhouns must find a way to be invited. An old acquaintance, Lady Brandonhurst, provides that entrance. When she unexpectedly arrives at the Calhoun’s, she finds Grace in the Drawing Room and remembering her parents, insists that she be invited as well to a ball. There she meets a handsome Duke. He is quite taken with Grace, but the Calhouns are not about to allow her to snatch up the Duke. They want Harriet to marry him! Therefore, they set about to foil his plans and get rid of Grace.

I loved this story. It is so romantic, sweet, humorous, and clean. Perpetua Langley has quickly become a very favorite author of mine and I highly recommend readers to enjoy her books.

Grace Davenport, age 17, was taken in at age 10 by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun, when her parents passed away. As her parents left no money to pay for her keep, it is now time to send her to Mrs. Calhoun’s cousin in Philadelphia to work as a companion. Grace is afraid to move to America and has few things to pack from her family life at Canby Hall. In actuality, she is Lady Grace, the daughter of the late Earl of Canby.

As Grace has always been ignored and mistreated by the family and made to sleep in a sparse room, she is used to the barbs that always come her way.

The Calhouns have a daughter named Harriet who is a spoiled brat and completely jealous of Grace. It is time for her come out and thus they are taking rooms in London for the Season.

When the Calhouns and Grace arrive at the dock for Grace to sail to America, they find that the ship has sunk. So, they have no other choice but to take Grace with them to London and stow her in an upstairs unheated maid’s room with orders to keep out of sight.

Grace has had one woman with whom she has corresponded over the years. The woman is a countess and was a friend of her mother’s. Although they have never met, they have developed a good friendship. She has written and told her she will be moving to America but does not tell her the entire truth of being in search of a job.

To enter society, the Calhouns must find a way to be invited. An old acquaintance, Lady Brandonhurst, provides that entrance. When she unexpectedly arrives at the Calhoun’s, she finds Grace in the Drawing Room and remembering her parents, insists that she be invited as well to a ball. There she meets a handsome Duke. He is quite taken with Grace, but the Calhouns are not about to allow her to snatch up the Duke. They want Harriet to marry him! Therefore, they set about to foil his plans and get rid of Grace.

I loved this story. It is so romantic, sweet, humorous, and clean. Perpetua Langley has quickly become a very favorite author of mine and I highly recommend readers to enjoy her books.

Complimentary copy provided by the author

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