Set in the 1930s, this is a delight from start to finish. Cassia is a very normal housewife, married to a parochial doctor when she inherits a mysterious half a million pounds. At first she’s determined not to spend it but then it makes sense to do up her husband’s practice offices and Cassia realises that she could do with a little doing up herself. Soon she’s whizzing around London in a fast car with a faster set and the money pours out as her husband and children languish in the country begging her to return. Her descent is gorgeously plotted and the mystery of where the money came from utterly compelling.
Cassia Fallon has been married to her doctor husband for seven years when her godmother leaves her a fortune. She is determined to be sensible, to stay in control. 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, her 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, and re-forms old relationships - one of them of a most dangerous kind. But where did her legacy really come from. and why? Too soon the windfall has become a corrupting force. One that Cassia cannot resist...
Publication date: 03/07/2006
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||3rd July 2006|
|Publisher:||Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Penny Vincenzi is one of the UK`s best-loved and most popular authors. Since her first novel, Old Sins, was published in 1989, she has written sixteen bestselling novels, most recently A Perfect Heritage and the number one bestsellers The Decision, The Best of Times and An Absolute Scandal.Her first 'proper' job was at the Harrods Library, aged sixteen, after which she went to secretarial college. She joined the Mirror and later became a journalist, writing for The Times, the Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan amongst many others, before turning to fiction. Several years later, over seven million copies of Penny's ...More About Penny Vincenzi