Daughters of Fortune
By Tara Hyland
(Atria Books, Paperback, 9781439165065, 480pp.)
Publication Date: May 11, 2010
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A FASHION DYNASTY AT WAR
William Melville’s daughters are heiresses to the world’s most exclusive fashion dynasty. Beautiful and rich, they are envied by all. But behind the glittering façade of their lives, each girl hides a dark secret that threatens to tear their family apart.
Smart, ambitious Elizabeth knows how to manipulate every man she meets, except the one who counts: her father.
Gentle, naïve Caitlin, the illegitimate child, struggles to fit into a world of privilege while staying true to herself.
Stunning, spoiled Amber, the party girl with a weakness for bad boys; more fragile than anyone realizes.
As each of them seeks to carve out her own destiny, Elizabeth, Caitlin, and Amber face difficult choices, which will take them in wildly different directions. But as old wounds resurface and threaten to destroy the foundations of the Melville empire, their paths will cross again. Because the simple truth is that, no matter how far you go, you cannot escape the claims of family.
"Sparkling with Gossip Girl sizzle and Barbara Taylor Bradford melodrama.” — Publishers Weekly
'Fans of the Bagshawe sisters, Jo Rees or any of the other “bonkbuster” authors out there, you’ll love Tara Hyland’s debut. Its story sucks you in and keeps you hooked until the last page . . . a superb read. Tara Hyland will have a great career ahead of her if this book is anything to go by!' ChickLitReviews.Com
'If you're anything like me and you tend to judge a book by the cover, then you're probably already in love with this book . . . just stunning. The prose is rich and elegant and thus matches both the setting and the cover perfectly while it also sucks the reader in. Ms Hyland can definitely write and I'd definitely like to read more by her! . . . Perfect escapism! . . . a damn enjoyable and engrossing read! Really, the pages were just turning themselves and it was all over before I even knew it!'