Monday, August 29, 2022

The Finding of Miss Fairfield (Aprons & Veils, #1) by Grace Hitchcock

 

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.

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

 

My Review


I enjoyed this read, and the pages quickly flew. I do like a Harvey Girl story, and this one did not disappoint!
We begin this story in 1889 in Charleston, SC, with a young woman Sophia Fairfield lived a life of wealth. Did she know how to cook? or serve? No, but when her life takes a turn she takes refuge in Las Vegas NM, and we are there as she learns many life lessons.
In the end will Sophia find love, or will the powers that be make her marry a questionable older man?
There is danger, plotting, and a bit of sweet romance. We are there as the trains arrive, and patrons are quickly severed, with the direction of the cup showing your preference, and meals are served with precision. We go on and meet some of the personalities behind the scenes, making for a page turning read!
Looking forward to the next book in this series!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour, and was not required to give a positive review.  

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