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Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
British author Penny Vincenzi makes her American debut with an ambitious, compelling saga centering
Spoiled Celia orchestrates her marriage to wealthy, weak Oliver, and when World War I breaks out, she manages to take over the family business. Along with her sister-in-law, Celia breaks through the glass
Not only is Celia the leading character in this addictive tale of family struggles, politics, love and marriage, she's also the force that drives everything. As Celia thoughtlessly pursues what she wants, she has no idea that it affects everyone around her.
There is her son, Giles, who is as weak as his father; her naughty daughters, Adele and Venetia; Barty Miller, a daughter adopted from a family friend; and, most of all, author Sebastian Brooke, whom she pushes into making a monumental decision.
With all the aplomb of Barbara Taylor Bradford, Maeve Binchy and Cathy Cash Spellman, Vincenzi sweeps readers into
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: September 2003