The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

Review by:  Amanda

Title:  The American Heiress: a novel

Author:  Daisy Goodwin

Collection:  Adult Fiction

It would seem that The American Heiress takes it’s cue from Edith Wharton classics like The Buccaneers and Old New York as it is a sweeping coming-of-age social novel of a young American debutante at the end of the nineteenth century. Cora Cash is at the cusp of adulthood when her mother whisks her to England to find her the one thing that their fabulous wealth cannot buy, a royal title. Cora quickly finds herself a bachelor Duke with a crumbling estate and little money. As Cora and the Duke prepare for marriage, they are subject to the meddling and speculations of everyone from the Duke’s mother, a Duchess twice over, to the local gossip mongers and Cora finds she must quickly grow up and determine the course of her own future in a foreign country. From old Newport to glittering society London to the wilds of the English countryside, this novel is beautifully rendered and sure to become a favorite of lovers of historical British drama and has been called “the cure for sufferers of Downton Abbey withdrawal”.

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One Response to The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

  1. RFW says:

    I read this when it first cam out and enjoyed it – thanks for reminding me.

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