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The Fortune

3.47  ·  Rating Details ·  89 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Twenty-four-year-old Alexa Walden secretly married 64-year-old millionaire Arthur Bannerman. And after his death, Alexa finds herself tainted with scandal and pitted against the powerful and privileged world of the New York rich, where she must fight the entire Bannerman dynasty for control of The Fortune.
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Published August 5th 1991 by Random House Value Publishing (first published 1989)
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Joanne
Mar 18, 2015 Joanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A massive family fortune is willed to a young widow. Alexa marries Arthur Bannerman and their honeymoon ends with his death. Despite the 40 year age difference, Alexa quickly picks up on the business and family dynamics of “the fortune” as the estate is referred to. Both Alexa and Arthur’s son Robert have some dark past secrets which they use against each other during the fight for the fortune.

Through a psychological interaction with the family dynasty Alexa matures and carries on her husband’s
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Lookout
Jun 14, 2013 Lookout rated it liked it
This is the kind of book you can read on a rainy day, by nightfall the book will be finished and you'll be quite satisfied. I was entertained and enjoyed it a lot as I got to know the different characters of the fictional-multimillionare-family Bannerman.

Alexandra Walden is the young wannabe-fashionmodel who stirs things up in a aristocratic family when she is to inherit a huge Fortune from her newly deceased husband.

As I mentioned, I found it great on a rainy day when I was looking to read som
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Everydayreader1
Jun 08, 2016 Everydayreader1 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alexa Walden is a young woman who has come to New York and is working at making a life for herself. She meets Arthur Bannerman, a very wealthy older man, and her life will never be the same.

I first read this book not long after its initial publication. It has stayed with me all these years, and I decided to reread it. The romance and intrigue were every bit as enjoyable the second time around; and the quality of the writing is superb, in my opinion.
Francesca
Feb 18, 2012 Francesca rated it liked it
I think I was 14 when I read it and I loved it back at the time. It's not a masterpiece, but it's easy to read, the story is interesting and you really end up feeling close to Alexa. You really want her to be happy.
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Aug 05, 2014 Kerstin rated it really liked it
This is the first novel by Michael Korda I have read that is not about celebrities. This is a novel about crime without being a mystery.
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Unbelievable, but entertaining. Rather outdated in terms of historical and cultural references. (Nixon, Onassis, Balenciaga.)
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Possibly my favorite of his books? Engrossing, trashy, lots of fun.
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