The American Heiress

The American Heiress

By Daisy Goodwin

Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410441188, 673pp.

Publication Date: September 2011

Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', 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 Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals.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.

Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James.

About the Author
DAISY GOODWIN is the author of the "New York Times "bestselling novels "The Fortune Hunter "and "The American Heiress." A Harkness scholar who attended Columbia University's film school after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University, she is a former television producer in the U.K. She is also a book reviewer for London's "The Times "and was chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. She and her husband, an ABC TV executive, have two daughters and live in London.