Her Darling Mr. Day by Grace Hitchcock ~ Book Review

February 3, 2022

About the Book 

Book: Her Darling Mr. Day
Author: Grace Hitchcock
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Series: American Royalty, Book 2
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: January 4, 2022

Jilted in front of all New York, Theodore Day decides to lose himself in his family's luxury riverboat business in New Orleans and compete against his brother to become the next company head. The brother with the most sales by summer's end will win the position. Thanks to Theodore's fame as a suitor in Willow Dupré's outlandish competition to find a husband, he has become very desirable royalty in southern society and thus has an advantage.

It took Flora Wingfield's best work to convince her family to summer in New Orleans, but with Teddy Day a bachelor once again, she's leaving nothing to chance. Desperate to stand out from all the clamoring belles, Flora attempts a bold move that goes completely awry, only to find it's her interior design skills that finally catch his notice.

But when Flora learns her father has matchmaking schemes of his own, Teddy will have to decide where his happiness truly lies and what he is willing to sacrifice for it.

My Thoughts 

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! 

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Liked it!

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.

About the Author

Grace Hitchcock is the 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 Baton Rouge with her husband, Dakota, son and daughter. Connect with her online at GraceHitchcock.com.

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