The American Heiress

The American Heiress

By Daisy Goodwin

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

Publication Date: September 7, 2011

Description
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 Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals.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 attended Cambridge University and then won a Harkness Scholarshipto Columbia University. She is now a producer of top-rated television programs for the BBC, including the Nation's Favourite series. In addition to Essential Poems (To Fall in Love With), she has edited two other bestselling collections, 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life and 101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night). She lives in London with her husband and two children.