The Golden Chance
When she gains control of his family fortune, it's love at first fight.
Stunning, stubborn, and independent, Philadelphia Fox lost her best friend because of the fabulously rich and powerful Lightfoot family of Washington state. Now she's got her friend's controlling shares in Lightfoot Industries -- an inheritance that brings Nick, the family's prodigal and supremely at...more
Philadelphia Fox's best friend has died and left her shares of the Lightfoot family company. Best friend Chrissie had recently reconnected with her father Burke (the Lightfoot partner) and when he died, he left her the shares, offending not only his son but the wife who had turned a blind eye to his many indiscretions, until this rather obvious evidence of an affair showed up on their doorstep.
Phila and Chrissie had grown up together in the foster care...more
Unfortunately, I never...more
Nick Lightfoot, after learning that Philadelphia Fox helds a large chunk of shares in his family’s company, goes after Philadelphia Fox intending to get the shares back by any means. Philadelphia Fox’s best friend left the shares to Philadelphia in her Will and whom Philadelphia believes died by the hands of a Lightfoot. Philadelphia, determined to avenge her friend’s death, finds a way into the family through Nick.
Although The Golde...more
The second and third times through are very interesting. I'm catching a lot of the more subtle comments. The book is clever and funny, but also very intriguing because there are so many characters involved, and they all have different motivations.
I am really enjoying listening to this book a third time around.
I really don't like the female narrator's voice for the 'upper-crust' characters. She drawls and lowers it to such an exagerated extent that it both irritates me and makes it hard to hear!
I'm really enjoying the story, however sadly, based on my dislike of the female narrator's characterisation, I would have trouble recommending this audiobook. If this book looks like something you would enjoy - please - read it!
The narration done by Patrick Lawlor and Franette Liebow made this old favorite a good listen for me.
She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Sant...more