The American Heiress

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The American Heiress

By Daisy Goodwin

St. Martin's Press, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781250068347, 464pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

Description

Enter a world in which American millionaires marry British aristocrats-in return for title and social status-and discover why this blockbuster bestselling novel continues to enchant millions of readers.

"Be careful what you wish for..."
""Newport heiress Cora Cash-beautiful, spirited, and the richest girl in the country-is the closest thing that American society has to a princess in 1893. But her mother wants more, and whisks Cora away to England for the one thing money can't get a woman in the States: a title.

"When it comes to love"
""Cora makes a dazzling impression on English society-followed by a brilliant match-but finds the chill in the air of magnificent ancestral homes is not solely due to the lack of central heating. Faced with the traps and betrayals of an old-world aristocracy that can trip up even the most charming, accomplished outsider, can Cora grow from a spoiled rich girl into a woman of substance?

Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Daisy Goodwin's "The American Heiress" marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James.


"Superior...shrewd, spirited historical romance."-"Kirkus Reviews "(starred review)
"Vibrant. . .archly entertaining."-Janet Maslin, "The New York Times.



About the Author
DAISY GOODWIN is the author of the "New York Times" bestselling novels "The Fortune Hunter "and "The American Heiress." She is a Harkness scholar who attended Columbia University's film school after earning a history degree at Cambridge University. She founded a leading TV production company in the U.K., in addition to writing reviews and columns for the London "Sunday Times "and serving as the chair of the judging panel for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction.