The American Heiress
Yes, within 15 pages, we have girls kissing, less than halfway through the book, an artist references what will become known in the 21st century as the progenitor of all uncomfortable anime-based bestiality fantasies (God, the things I learned as an art history minor), and...ok, well Constable Odo fr
It wasn't a Mills and Boon type of book, it was more filled out than that and was over 400 pages. However if you were to ask me how it was filled out more, I am at a slight loss how to answer. To be honest, a lot of stuff probably could have been cut out of this and if wanted, could have easily have been made into a M & B...without the sex and loving hero that is.
The Duke Ivo - well he was pretty much a useless male lead. Usually the lea...more
I had to post a Teaser earlier today because I was literally delighted by this story from the first handful of pages, and it hones...more
The story centers around Cora Cash (love the name) who is rich beyond beli...more
It was also refreshing to read a roman...more
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 know when this started, because the character of Cora in the opening chapters was quite vile. But it was good that I had started to care for her - it gave the story more strength and showed that Cora ha...more
E qui a seguito di un incidente Cora incontra il Duca di Wareham,di cui si innamorerà perdutamente e che sposerà in b...more
So we start with a group like Edith Wharton's The Buccaneers, but one of them quickly finds not just her man but many of the same problems. This being a more modern take on rich Americans clashing with impoverished British aristocracy, there is a parallel b...more
Cora Cash is a spoiled rich girl with a cold and ambitious mother who takes Cora to England to get her a title. She's not terribly interesting and the one thing that sets her apart is her American spirit. However, you never actually see tha...more
From its packaging--including blurbs and author 'endorsements'--to its very plot, this book shamelessly piggybacks off the Downton Abbey phenomenon. Even the young heiress's name, Cora, is shamelessly 'Downtonian'. I'd hoped for something that expanded on and maybe amplified the...more
Eu sabia que isso foi algo que de facto sucedeu na segunda metade do séc. XIX nos Estados Unidos. Famílias ricas, mas com...more
For anyone going through Downton Abbey withdrawals in anticipation of the next season starting, this is the perfect escape. The book even follows an American girl, Cora (just like Downton Abbey's Cora Grantham) who is seeking a match fit for the Cash fortune. Much like D.A.'s Mary, Cora has the responsibility of upholding her title and fortune and has ample pressure from her mother to 'buy' a European title and lineage. She sets off to London to procure a standing...more
The American Heiress begins in America where Cora Cash, a rather immature rich socialiate, is trying to deal with her mother's attempts to compete with the Vanderbilts'. To that end, Mrs. Cash drags Cora to England to find Cora a rich duke or prince to marry. After a riding accident, she shortly finds herself married to Ivo, the Duke of...more
And all this calling people just 'Duke' or 'Duchess' when addressing them is absolutely horrid!! I cannot believe that I actually read this through.
I can't ruin the plot, there isn't one.
I can't ruin the ending, it just stops.
There was one character that I liked in that entire book... and that was Bertha & to be honest, we get next to nothing to show if she will ever enjoy a...more
The aptly named Cash family is rich beyond imagining. They buy houses, castles, paintings by Rubens, jewels, and 'the world's largest motor yacht' the way you a...more
I was intrigued by...more