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Clara Carter had hoped to wait another year to make her social debut, but her aunt had other plans for Clara’s future ~ including presenting her to one of the season’s most eligible bachelors in hopes of a promising match. Clara would rather spend time with her tutor and focus on attending a college. She feels completely lost because she really hasn’t been educated on how to be a lady ~ focusing instead on her studies.
Galas, etiquette, and corsets abound until she just wants to hide from it all. Are appearances and society all that are important, or is there room for love amid the chaos of all the pretentions?
I love period romances, especially when they give you insight and a deeper understanding of what it was truly like to live in a particular era of history. Siri Mitchell does an amazing job portraying life for a hopeful socialite in the late 1800’s. Mitchell also introduces the issue of poverty during that era as Clara reads Jacob Rii’s book How the Other Half Lives and then begins questioning all that she has been taught over the years and what is truth.
She Walks in Beauty caught my eye months ago and I anxiously waited for it to arrive ~ and it did not disappoint. This is a book that I will keep on my shelf for a long time!
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This book was provided for review by Bethany House. All opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.