Tuesday, 15 December 2015

My last Duchess - Daisy Goodwin

Cora Cash, possibly the wealthiest heiress in 1890s America, has been raised to believe that money will open every door to her. But when her mother whisks Cora to England to secure her an aristocratic match, Cora is dismayed by the welcome she at first receives. The great English houses in which she is entertained are frosty and forbidding, dogged by intrigue above stairs, and gossip below. And it is only when she loses her heart - to a man she barely knows - that Cora realises the game she is playing is one she does not full understand, and that her own future happiness could be the prize. 

My thoughts:
I remember watching The Buccaneers ages ago, and liking it. So yes of course I had to try this one. 

Cora Cash, the richest heiress in the world. And what could be better than to get a title with all that money. Yes better go to England and marry into old blood. Well that was her mother's idea.

Cora was spoiled rotten. But she was nice and thought the best of people. And she so followed her mother's lead. Yes she was foolish at times, but I liked her. And being an American heiress was not always easy, the English were stiff with traditions.

So yes duh the title says that she will land a Duke. The drama is her struggle to fit in. Money does not buy everything.

Her husband, I felt like she did, I liked him, I did not understand him.

The ending felt too nice, but hey, that's nice ;)

Good book. And it made me miss Downton Abbey (even if it was not set in the same era, but still!) 

The Title is The American Heiress in the US


Paperback, 502 pages
Published January 28th 2011 by Headline Review (first published 2010)
Historical fiction


  1. I'm all about happy endings, so I'm sure this one will work for me!

  2. I always like when an American lands in England :D

    1. So unfair, never any Finnish ladies going to find a man

  3. I still can't believe I haven't watched Downtown Abbey. What's wrong with me? This looks like a good one.

  4. hmm, I guess I'll skip but good to hear you liked it :)

  5. I was curious about this one. Thanks for your thoughts on it.

  6. Yay, nice endings are certainly welcome - especially this time of the year :) As for the unknowable Duke, at least the guy was likable. And he does sound like just the man for Cora. Beautiful review, Linda!

  7. I keep wishing Downton Abbey would turn into a series of novels ^^

  8. This sounds good and I like the cover.

  9. yep... I've not watched DA either. But to be fair, I only watch TV with my young kids, so go figure.

    1. I mostly watch tv I can watch with BF but DA is the exception

  10. It's cruel to end a book in a non-HEA way. Boo.

    1. Well it was a HEA, I just thought it was too easy

  11. You got me after mentioning Downton Abbey, I'm having Downton withdrawals ...


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