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The Charm School

The Calhoun Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Christina Traister
Series: The Calhoun Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins

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Book 1 of the Calhoun Chronicles by number-one New York Times best-selling author Susan Wiggs.

Boston and Rio de Janeiro, 1851

An awkward misfit in an accomplished Boston family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her social isolation and sneaks aboard the Silver Swan, bound for Rio, leaving it all behind. 

Ryan Calhoun, too, had a good family name. But he'd purposely walked away from everything it afforded him. Driven by his quest to right an old wrong, the fiery, temperamental sea captain barely registers the meek young woman who comes aboard his ship. 

To the Swan's motley crew, the tides of attraction clearly flow between the two. Teaching her the charms of a lady, they hope to build the confidence she needs to attract not only their lonely captain's attention, but his heart, as well. For everyone knows the greatest charms are not those of the formal lady, but rather the possibilities of a new world built on love.

A historical romance.

©2012 Susan Wiggs (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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  • 29-09-2020

Loved the story

I loved this story and the characters. The narrator spoke the male voice way too lazily for my liking. I would definitely read more by this author but not listen to the audio version.