About the Book
When an engagement of convenience becomes anything but convenient . . .
Forced into a betrothal with a widower twice her age, Charleston socialite, Sophia Fairfield is desperate for an escape. But, while her fiancé is away on business, he assigns his handsome stepson, Carver, the task of looking after his bride-to-be. Much to her dismay, Sophia finds herself falling in love with the wrong gentleman—a man society would never allow her to marry, given Sophia was supposed to be his new stepmother. The only way to save Carver from scandal and financial ruin is to run away, leaving him and all else behind to become a Harvey Girl waitress at the Castañeda Hotel in New Mexico.
Carver Ashton has had his life planned out for him since birth, but when he encounters Sophia Fairfield, he glimpses a new life—apart from his overbearing stepfather's business. But, when the woman he loves disappears before he can express his devotion, Carver abandons all to find her. However, his stepfather has other intentions for Sophia and will stop at nothing until she is his bride . . . even if it is against her will.
About the Author
Grace Hitchcock is the award-winning author of multiple historical novels and novellas. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History. Grace lives in the New Orleans area with her husband, Dakota, sons, and daughter. Connect with her online at GraceHitchcock.com.
Readers will adore this Harvey Girl’s rendition of The Ugly Duckling from author Grace Hitchcock. It’s about a young woman, Sophia, coming to know herself better by being determined, strong, and brave. An arranged marriage with a much older man, running away, falling in love with her supposed “step-son”, getting kidnapped, this story is filled with plenty of action with various situations and scenes. It’s also fun to get to know and see how The Harvey Girl’s operation was run. This is a fabulous historical romance that readers will thoroughly enjoy. Also, readers who enjoy the musical The Harvey Girls with Judy Garland, they will also love this story!
Series: Aprons & Veils
Genre: historical, romance, Harvey Girls
Publisher: Valmont House Publishers
Publication date: August 29, 2023
Number of pages: 286
Content warning:romance - just kissing; mild moments of danger/peril/shooting
Other books in the series:
2-The Pursuit of Miss Parish
Disclosure statement: A complimentary review copy of this book was provided from tour groups, publishers, publicists, authors, and others, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, Or borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR borrowed from Deseret Bookshelf, OR pre-ordered/purchased for review, including Audible. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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