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The American Heiress - Daisy Goodwin
The American Heiress
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"Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin’s The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison... show more
"Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin’s The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It and I Think I Love YouBe careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage. Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora’s story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. "For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn’t always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in The Daily Mail One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312658656 (0312658656)
ASIN: 312658656
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 468
Edition language: English
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Books & Chocolate
Books & Chocolate rated it
3.0 The American Heiress
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...
A Tale of Two Pages
A Tale of Two Pages rated it
4.0 The American Heiress
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...
Denise
Denise rated it
3.5 The American Heiress
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 ...
msleighm books
msleighm books rated it
3.0 The American Heiress
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.
TeaPartyPrincess
TeaPartyPrincess rated it
4.0 My Last Duchess
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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