My Dear Miss Dupree

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Thirty suitors, six months of courting . . . would it be enough time for her to fall in love? Willow Dupr� never thought she would have to marry, but with her father's unexpected retirement from running the prosperous Dupr� sugar refinery, she is forced into a different future. The shareholders are unwilling to allow a female to take over the company without a man at her side, so her parents devise a plan--find Willow a spokesman king in order for her to become queen of the business empire. Willow is presented with thirty potential suitors from the families of New York society's elite group called the Four Hundred. She has six months to court the group and is told to to eliminate men each month to narrow her beaus until she chooses one to marry, ending the competition with a wedding. Willow reluctantly agrees, knowing she must do what is best for the business. She doesn't expect to find anything other than a proxy . . . until she meets a gentleman who captures her attention, and she must discover for herself if his motives are pure. "Delightfully original! Set during the glittering Gilded Age, My Dear Miss Dupr� is a captivating story that will charm readers from the first page until the last. Grace Hitchcock is a writer to watch!"--JEN TURANO, USA Today Bestselling Author "Sparkling with vivacious energy, this romance launches Hitchcock's American Royalty series. . . . Fans of the TV's The Bachelorette will adore this historical spin on competitive courtship that features all of the glitz, glamour, and drama that the Gilded Age brought to New York City's elite."--Booklist