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  1. says:

    There are 3 things that happened in this book that made it an impossibility to take it remotely seriously even if the rest of the book had been the pinnacle of sophisticated literature it wasn't Yes within 15 pages we have girls kiss

  2. says:

    Honestly I didn't enjoy this book I hated Cora and what was with Ivo and his menopausal mood swingsAnd all this calling people just

  3. says:

    I haven't really fully made my mind up about this bookIt wasn't a Mills and Boon type of book it was filled out than that and was over 400 pages However if you were to ask me how it was filled out I am at a slight loss how to answer To be honest a lot of stuff probably could have been cut out of this and if wanted could have easily have been made into a M Bwithout the sex and loving hero that isThe Duke Ivo well he was pretty much a usele

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    what a waste of time I would like to go back and read Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton to see why a book like that sticks with me and a book like this only makes a plane ride tolerable The writing is perfectly adeuate but there is no depth no real feeling

  5. says:

    I just loved this book It was so up my alley Two of my favorite books are Gone With the Wind and Forever Amber

  6. says:

    Slightly tepid period yarn that falls between the two stools of Romantic and 'Literary' fiction Clearly inspired by the likes of Wharton Waugh and Austen indeed in thrall to them the novel simply warms over themes and story

  7. says:

    Possibly the soapiest dish of a book I've ever read If you're feeling Downton Abbey withdrawls this is the book for you

  8. says:

    Oh Cora can you believe that there are some things in life that can't be boughtCora Cash has it all youth beauty money and fame Her family is one of the most known and recognized and their wealth far surpasses that of the

  9. says:

    I really really hate Ivo and Jim How dare Ivo be so angry when he caused his wife to run into social problems by witholding information that would have made her cautious He keeps claiming to love her but then not only does

  10. says:

    This book is a complete train wreck Cora goes from a witty character to a complete bore and a foolShe is completely oblivious to the

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Nothing is uite as it seems however Ivo is withdrawn and secretive and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals Money Cora soon learns cannot buy everything as she must decide what is truly worth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 I really really hate Ivo and Jim How dare Ivo be so angry when he caused his wife to run into social problems by witholding information that would have made her cautious He keeps claiming to love her but then not only doesn t help her when she becomes hurt by his effort to hide his own indiscretions but becomes angry with her He never actually does anything for her when she gets hurt and only admits what he s done when it becomes possible that he might lose something he wants In other words he s only willing to sacrifice for himself and not for her That s selfish and NOT loving as he claimed I possibly hate Jim than Ivo He s only interested in getting laid by Bertha never interested in her as a person Even in the end he breaks his promise of secrecy to her for his own selfish purposes namely he s worried he won t get to sleep with her any If he was even minutely worried about her he should have at least known that her mother had died or that her mother was ill Also I never understood how trickingcleverly manipulating a guy into marrying you would seem like a good idea Why would you want to be with a guy who didn t want to be with you without you needing to use guile And why would you want to be with Jim even if you didn t need to use guileThe best part of this book was the comparison between the relationships between servants and masters in England and the US and how the cultures differed in both good treatment and maltreatment of their servants 25

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Witty moving and brilliantly entertaining The American Heiress marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry JamesBe careful what you wish for Traveling abroad with her mother at the Honestly I didn t enjoy this book I hated Cora and what was with Ivo and his menopausal mood swingsAnd all this calling people just Duke or Duchess when addressing them is absolutely horrid I cannot believe that I actually read this through Spoilers follow sort ofI can t ruin the plot there isn t oneI can t ruin the ending it just stopsThere was one character that I liked in that entire book and that was Bertha to be honest we get next to nothing to show if she will ever enjoy a single moments happiness The author in my view spent far too long dressing people in Mouselline from Paris very repetitively I might add not enough time making things happen When anything did happen in the book she just sort of glossed over it including a woman having her head set on fire the set up ws far too obvious fisticuffs in the long gallery well sort of ish Things which I think were supposed to be really important didn t get the build up that they needed and other things were built up so much and then came to nothing Besides all of which what after all of that she just takes his word for it I d have enjoyed it if she d just married the van leyder hosen I know that s not his actual name but that s how it stuck in my head from the get go not flopped around the South Coast naming men Odo and Ivo other strange unusual epithetsI don t often do reviews of books but this is the second time I ve persevered with a book of this ilk waiting for the plot to begin only to find that there isn t one Luckily this was a library book which will be going back shortly

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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 My Last PDF the most eligible bachelor in England I just loved this book It was so up my alley Two of my favorite books are Gone With the Wind and Forever Amber and this was sort of a mash up of those Okay this was not as a sweeping saga as those two books but it borrowed elements from them There may have been nothing really new offered here but I don t care It was the exact kind of story that keeps me turning the pages and removes me from the drudgery of houseworkThe story centers around Cora Cash love the name who is rich beyond belief as we are reminded every other page Her mother lacks only one thing that money can t buy a royal title so she dispatches Cora off across the pond to land a duke Cora is rich and pretty Duke is handsome and poor bingo The Duke and Cora come to the marriage with their baggage from the past in the form of Charlotte and Teddy respectively Of course the path to happily ever after cannot be smooth or there wouldn t be a story Cue the misunderstandings and lost opportunities and you have the bulk of this book with a dollop of happy ending like a cherry on top The supporting members of the cast such as Cora s maid and mother and the Duke s best friend round out the story I thoroughly enjoyed this book like a hunk Godiva chocolate