The American Heiress By Daisy Goodwin

With the popularity of the PBS hit Downton Abbey, the paperback release of Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress couldn't have come at a better time. Goodwin's novel will no doubt help with the withdrawals Downton Abbey fans are feeling since the show's season finale aired. And that's why it's our pick for the Red Hot Read of the Week.

About The American Heiress American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

It's the story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who should have been careful what she wished for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th century to seek a titled husband -- beautiful, vivacious Cora, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilt's -- 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 Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals.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.

Money can't buy happiness

This tantalizing novel's plot jumps off the pages as you follow Cora Cash on her journey to finding what she thinks will be her happy ending -- ultimately determining that money can't buy happiness.

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Comments on "RED HOT BOOK OF THE WEEK: The American Heiress"

Vivianna Mott May 26, 2012 | 1:58 PM

Hi! I've just finished reading two books at the same time. One was of course, The American Heiress and the other was by a self–published author. I'm glad to have these two books to compare. First off, I felt torn when reading The American Heiress. I didn't really like it all that much, but at the same time I didn't quite hate it at all. Granted it's written well, a bit slow and not enough fast pace, but I just really didn't like the ending. However, in comparison to the second book that I was reading by the self–published author, I found it to be quite good. It's called Hear and I was amused by the character's first person voice compared to the dragging dialogue in The American Hieress novel. I just found the character in Hear to be more relatable to the reader. It was a short and simple plot with a very meaningful message at the end. If you have any interest in checking the novel out, link is here: Anyway, that was just my opinion.

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