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DAISY GOODWIN, a Harkness scholar who attended Columbia University's film school after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University, is a leading television producer in the U.K. Her poetry anthologies, including 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, have introduced many new readers to the pleasures of poetry, and she 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. The American Heiress is her first novel.
"Ms. Goodwin...writes deliciously." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times "A propulsive story of love, manners, culture clash, and store-bought class from a time long past that proves altogether fresh." --Publishers Weekly "Top-notch writing....will please fans of historical romance, including book club members." --Library Journal (starred review) "[An] exceptionally thoughtful and stunning historical novel that will leave you reeling and astonished...and give you the urge to re-read it the instant the last page is turned." --BookReporter.com "Smart, emotional, entertaining writing....a delicious tale that captivates." --RT Book Reviews "Deliciously classy. A story that gallops along, full of exquisite period detail." --Kate Mosse, New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth "Sparkling and thoroughly engaging...a highly enjoyable and intelligent read." --The Sunday Times (U.K.) "I was seduced by this book, rather as Cora was seduced by her duke: with great skill and confidence. Intriguing, atmospheric, and extremely stylish." --Penny Vincenzi, author of The Best of Times "A wonderful, guilty pleasure of a read. The detailing is beautiful...and the relief of reading a novel that puts enjoyment first so rare and gratifying that I am ready for a sequel." --Amanda Foreman, New York Times bestselling author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and A World on Fire
An American debutant of 1893 who has everything money can buy lands an impoverished English lord. Sadly, the gilt of a fairy tale wedding wears off quickly for Cora Cash in this modern nod to Edith Wharton. (LJ 4/1/11) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.