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The Finishing Touches by Hester Browne
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Feb 08, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010
Read from February 01 to 06, 2010

The Finishes Touches tells the story of Betsy Phillimore, who was left on the steps the Phillimore Academy, a finishing school for girls as an infant and taken in by the owners, Lady Frances and Lord P. The story itself begins twenty seven years later when she returns to the academy for Lady Frances memorial service, the only mother she ever knew. Quickly she is drawn into taking on the task of saving the school her mother so dearly loved, from its current state of disrepair.

The story itself was engaging and well written as Betsy set out a road of self discovery. While the main storyline focused on Betsy’s efforts to save the Phillimore Academy and update the school into the 21st century, Browne weaves in the secondary plotline of Betsy’s search for her real mother. Believed to be a former student at the academy, her search to discover where she came from adds a bit of a mystery and will have you trying to figure out who her birth mother is up to the end. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by Hester Browne.
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