My Last Duchess
Cora Cash, possibly the wealthiest heiress in 1890s America, has been raised to believe that money will open every door to her. But when her mother whisks Cora to England to secure her an aristocratic match, Cora is dismayed by the welcome she at first receives. The great English houses in... show more
Cora Cash, possibly the wealthiest heiress in 1890s America, has been raised to believe that money will open every door to her. But when her mother whisks Cora to England to secure her an aristocratic match, Cora is dismayed by the welcome she at first receives. The great English houses in which she is entertained are frosty and forbidding, dogged by intrigue above stairs, and gossip below. And it is only when she loses her heart - to a man she barely knows - that Cora realises the game she is playing is one she does not full understand, and that her own future happiness could be the prize.
Publish date: January 28th 2011
Publisher: Headline Review
Pages no: 502
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
This book was given to me as a gift a couple years ago for Christmas. I had put it on my list, needing to give my family some ideas. I think I had fallen for the "Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal..." line on the cover. Yes, there was a Downton Abbey feel, mixed in with some Upstairs Downs...
Cora Cash is the catch of her day. She is wealthy, beautiful and intelligent. Her mother wants her to gain a title, something Cora really cares nothing about, but her mother dictates her life, so off to England they go in search of a husband for Cora. As Cora gets drawn deeper into the English arist...
Not a single shining head turned in her direction as she followed Lord Bridport into the throng. Cora was not sure how she felt about this, to be anonymous was an unfamiliar sensation. I picked this up from the clearance rack at my local Half Price Books because not only did the cover catch my eye ...
Good, but not great. And if you're going to compare yourself to Downton Abbey, the least you could do is pick different names for some of the leading characters. I did enjoy the descriptions of the homes and the clothing.
It was hard to read the beginning of the book - I did not care for Cora at all, not one jot. And it's always hard to care for a book when you don't care for a character.I thought she was very VERY selfish. Hideously so.But by the end of the book I found that I had started to care for her. I don't kn...
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