Cassia Fallon has been married to her doctor husband for seven years when her godmother leaves her a vast fortune beyond her wildest dreams. She's determined to be sensible, to stay happy and in control - but suddenly, for the first time in her life, she is able to do exactly as she likes. She starts to question her marriage, her past, present and ...
Cassia Fallon has been married to her doctor husband for seven years when her godmother leaves her a vast fortune beyond her wildest dreams. She's determined to be sensible, to stay happy and in control - but suddenly, for the first time in her life, she is able to do exactly as she likes. She starts to question her marriage, her past, present and future. The money gives her confidence, and her husband Edward can only look on resentfully as she resumes her medical career, sheds some of her domestic burdens, reforms old relationships. And then more sinister questions arise. A chance convesation sheds doubt on the source of her legacy. Where did it really come from, how, and why? But by now the legacy, part benign influence, part brutal force, is an absolutely powerful entity all of its own - one that Cassia cannot resist.
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Publishers Weekly, 2009-08-10 The British have coined a term for the kind of novels Vincenzi writes: bonkbusters. Her most recent one to appear stateside is a prime example: fast-paced, well-written and full of sex. It's set in 1930s London, where the very rich drink champagne with Edward VIII and the Mountbattens, while the poor have too many babies, nonexistent health care and can only afford to follow the antics of their royal family on the radio. Cassia Tallow, trained as a doctor but playing wife and mother when we first meet her, inherits a fortune from her glamorous godmother. The windfall thrusts Cassia back into a world of high society, high fashion and old lovers. It also gives her the opportunity to go back to practicing medicine and ministering to working-class women, which her husband has prevented her from doing. But when Cassia begins to suspect that the money may not be rightfully hers, she goes to dangerous lengths to find the truth. Once again, Vincenzi delivers grade-A entertainment. (Oct.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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