The Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles Series #1)

The Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles Series #1)

by Susan Wiggs
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The Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles Series #1) by Susan Wiggs

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778325048
Publisher: MIRA
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Series: Calhoun Chronicles Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 428,916
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.62(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

Susan Wiggs is the author of many beloved bestsellers, including the popular Lakeshore Chronicles series. She has won many awards for her work, including a RITA from Romance Writers of America. Visit her website at www.SusanWiggs.com.

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Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a heartwarming story! The characters are very real and I fell in love with Ryan right away. Everyone has a little of Isadora in them and it is so easy to connect and relate with her. I loved the chemistry between them. A great love story overall and it will definitely go into my permanent collection!
Love2readKL More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. I usualy do not read romantic novels but after reading this book I wated to read all of the Calhourn Trilogy. So far I read the Horsmans daughter also.
Rom-Fan89 More than 1 year ago
I orignally read this book back in the beginning of 2008 and just fell for the Calhoun Series. Isadore is one the most rememorable characters that I've read about. The Silver Swan Crew are unforgetable.
Cullen_Chick_ More than 1 year ago
The characters are so easy to fall in love with. The plot was original. And I will defedintaly be reading more of Susan Wiggs books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end! I totally identified with the character and was so happy to follow her transformation from an "ugly ducking" to a "swan". When the author describes Isadora's hell she's been living in you feel the pain and I wanted to stand up for her! I totally want to go to Rio now!! Buy this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is not too much mystery. It is a sweet romance that is engaging.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has alot a 4 or five stars...(shocked) i skipped pages to rush threw...they say it was funny ..not my kind of funny..not a lisa keypless or julia quinn..there were not much of love scenes or romance....it was lacking. If u like a clean read with no humor than u will love this book..
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I liked this book and will read the next in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I fell in love with the characters and didn't want the story to end. It is a wonderfully sweet and heart-warming romance. Definitely a must read!
Kiko1021 More than 1 year ago
This was unlike any of the romance novels I've read. The emotional connection between Ryan and Isadora was well-developed and believable, but what blew me away was the attention to detail and setting. From the decks of a merchant ship to a waterfall in the jungles of Brazil to the domesticated houses of Beacon Hill, I was able to buy into every detail without missing a beat. With such a richly drawn backdrop, how could these two misfit souls fail to find true love and conquer the evils of slavery? I would recommend this funny and poignant book to anybody!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down, I took my whole day off work and sat down and read this entire book!
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Momof3boysKA More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful different story! I am a big fan of historical romance I love the feeling of going back in time. Most of the books I've read follow a certain formula. Which I enjoy, but this book took me completely by surprise. Isadora is someone I think most people can relate to. I love it when Ryan call's her Isadorable! Such a sweet story. My library has the whole Calhoun bundle I can't wait to move on to the next story! Happy reading
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starmist68 More than 1 year ago
oh i just loved this book i hated to see it end...can you please make a sequil,i know it said u were about ryans brother but i really would like to read more on them ,,,, i couldnt put it down... hahahah i read it in 1 day i so wish it was longer .... but it truly was one of the best books ive read in a very long time :)
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