Tuesday, September 19

DNF: The Charm School by Susan Wiggs

Author: Susan Wiggs
Title: The Charm School
Series: The Calhoun Chronicles #1
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: ebook
Pages: 384
Published: April 1, 1999
Where I Got It: Borrowed from the library

An awkward misfit in an accomplished family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her life as a wallflower in Boston society. Fate intervenes when she learns that a ship bound for Rio de Janeiro is in need of an interpreter—a pursuit she very much enjoys. The only problem? The surly and handsome captain is adamantly opposed to a woman taking the role.

Sea captain Ryan Calhoun used to have a good family name. But he’d purposely walked away from everything it afforded him, driven by his quest to right an old wrong. When he finds himself falling for the meek young woman who comes aboard his ship, he’s determined to stay away from her—if only to keep her out of his secretive, dangerous plans.

As the tides of attraction flow between them, Ryan and Isadora must risk it all for love. For a true lady must learn to speak her mind, and Isadora is ready to put her newfound charms to the test.

Randomly saw this while looking for something else in the ebook section at the library. Seemed interesting enough so I grabbed it and downloaded it. 

I got to about page 102. I struggled to even get there, so I did what I normally do....I stepped away for a couple of days and tried to return with fresh eyes and a fresh brain. I I read a page or two and stopped. 

To be honest...I can't really point at WHY I didn't care. Ryan seems like the type I normally drool over and Isadora seems like a fun heroine. However, I just couldn't buy anything or care what was going to happen next. 

Sadly, I am returning this to the library early and unfinished. I have enjoyed this author in the past so I am bummed. However, you can't be charmed by everything.



Jen Twimom said...

Wow Carole - I don't think I've seen you DNF a book in forever! Guess it just wasn't that good.

Melliane said...

Oh too bad for this one

Northwoman said...

I really enjoy Susan Wiggs but I don't read her historical.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Blodeuedd said...

Shucks, it sounded goos

Carole Rae said...

Jen, it's been a few months I think.

Melliane, :(

Anne, I've read previous ones by her. I feel like I'm rocking 50/50 with her stuff.

B, maybe you'll like it more?