Sunday, November 13, 2022

His Delightful Lady Delia

His Delightful Lady Delia
by Grace Hitchcock
Publisher: Bethany House
Series: American Royalty
ISBN: 9780764237997

I was incredibly excited about reading the last book in this series and thrilled to know that Kit finally was getting his story. I was thankful to be on Grace's launch team for the book. She sent me the book for review. 


Behind the curtain, she must put on the performance of a lifetime . . . while love and risk take center stage.

Delia Vittoria's mother has lost her voice at last. After five years of being her diva mother's understudy, it is time for Delia to assume her place as the lead soprano onstage behind the Academy of Music's faded velvet curtain. And she is all that stands between the Academy and its greatest threat--the nouveaux riches' lavish new Metropolitan Opera House.

Kit Quincy never misses opening night, but when his sister begs him to help get her husband out of an Italian opera star's arms, Kit accidentally confronts the younger Lady Vittoria instead. When he meets the stunning young diva again, he attempts to make amends, but then finds himself pulled into a society matron's plot to win the great opera war. To draw attention to Delia Vittoria as the Academy's new soprano star, Kit is convinced to act as both Delia's patron and the enigmatic phantom who once haunted the Academy years ago. But when a second phantom appears, more than Delia's rising career is threatened.

My Review:

A fun conclusion to a delightful series!

From book one I just fell in love with Kit. I think all of us did! He was such a great character I was glad he got his own story and HEA in His Delightful Lady Delia.

Delia has had quite a life starting with her father leaving her at a young age and her mother lording her prima donna title over her. I had nothing but compassion for Delia from the start. There were so many endearing things about her and I really just enjoyed how the author wrote her character.

Then there's Kit! He's not your average swoony hero. He's a bit on the mature side and I was HERE for it! I usually have a hard time with large age gaps with love interested, but for the first time I years I was FINALLY convinced that this age gap could work.

Can we all stand and applaud authors who don't create eye rolling misunderstandings just to extend a story. I deeply appreciate authors who allow their characters to be straight forward and not play silly games. Don't get me wrong, there were a couple of misunderstandings, but ones that made sense, not for the sake of adding more words to the count. To me, that's the sign of an author who is gifted!

She also writes great villains. I couldn't stand Delia's mother or the maestro. They were just awful to Delia. Thank goodness Kit counteracts all of their vile ways. I do want to give a shout out to Millie, who is quite the schemer, and to Ramsey who is a good friend and dependable. He and Millie add that extra touch that gave the story some extra fun!

Of course, I love the faith that's threaded through the story. With Hester in Delia's life since birth, she's able to pour Truth into her. Just don't daydream next to Hester in church. Kit's reminders to Delia as well play a strong role in their relationship, which I was thankful to read!

There was a bit of chaos at the end that had me blinking my eyes trying to keep things straight. I was a bit confused at one part because I wasn't quite sure what was going on, but other than that, the entire story was enjoyable.

I'm sad this series is over as I fell in love with the characters, but I'm glad we had some good conclusions!

About the Author:

Grace Hitchcock ( is the award-winning author of multiple historical novels and novellas. She holds a master's degree in creative writing and a bachelor of arts in English with a minor in history. Grace lives in the New Orleans area with her husband, Dakota, and their sons and daughter.


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