The Three Graces: Victorian Romance Boxed Set by Pam McCutcheon, Karen Fox, Yvonne Jocks
Humor, Revenge, and a Touch of Magic . . .
The three nouveau-riche Sullivan sisters, named for the Three Graces of Greek legend who embody beauty, charm and grace, don't live up to their names. Belle is no beauty, Charisma lacks charm, and Grace is somewhat less than graceful. But this doesn't deter their ambitious mother from bribing three bachelors to escort them to Colorado Springs' beautiful Garden of the Gods.
When the girls overhear their escorts mocking how little they resemble their names, each girl makes a wish at the magical Three Graces rock formation. The Three Muses of Greek legend hear their pleas and decide to grant their wishes, but will they grant the ones the Sullivan girls voiced aloud . . . or the ones they hold in their hearts?
This Victorian Romance boxed set includes:
BELLE OF THE BALL by Pam McCutcheon
Belle wishes aloud for beauty, but only so she can use it as a weapon to punish the cads who hurt her sisters. Her true wish is for revenge. Handsome viscount Kit Stanhope regrets his rude remarks and apologizes to Belle, but is surprised when she tells him that's not enough. If he truly regrets his behavior, he has to make her beautiful in time for the Founders' Day Ball. Kit isn't sure he's up to the task. But, intrigued by the spirited Belle, he agrees to assist her transformation from an ugly duckling into a swan with the help of a mysterious Greek dressmaker with muse-like qualities.
Unfortunately, Belle makes a rather awkward swan. Still, after a few embarrassing escapades, she masters the flirtatious language of the fan and takes the town known as Little London by storm. Belle soon finds herself falling for the viscount and his sinful mouth. It seems he returns her regard, but she can't renege on her promise to humiliate him . . . can she?
A TOUCH OF CHARM by Karen Fox
Charisma wishes aloud for charm, but secretly hopes to make a difference in the world.
When William Barclay, a candidate running for the Colorado congress, asks Charisma to be his platonic escort to functions in the city, Charisma is ecstatic. A suffragette-in-training, she can make Will see that rights for women are important. But her plain speaking almost ruins her opportunity before it even starts.
Fortunately, a newly-arrived Greek widow in town agrees to tutor Charisma in the art of charm. And it works . . . most of the time. Even as Charisma finds herself falling for Will, she can't stop herself from trying to help those in need, threatening her reputation in the process. Will she end up pushing Will away or will he realize that what he needs is an impulsive, plain-speaking, do-gooder?
FALLING FOR GRACE by Yvonne Jocks
When Grace Sullivan falls on gorgeous gold miner Jon Erickson, breaking his leg, her apologetic father insists he recuperate with them. Unfortunately, her social-climbing mother is horrified at having a lowly miner in the house, so she forbids Grace to see him. But how can Grace resist the man who sees in her the potential and beauty no one else does?
Jon fears he's taking advantage of the Sullivans, especially when he finds himself sympathizing with an orphaned boy who is hiding in their home. But he finds himself intrigued and attracted to the lovely Grace despite her clumsiness. Will winning her love be worth the risk to life and limb?
If you like a light read with humor, the struggle against Victorian mores, and a touch of Greek mythology, then you'll love this series. Buy the Three Graces boxed set today!
(Originally published as individual novels by Kensington Ballad)