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Summer Reading 2011

At Bookreporter.com, summer means that it's time for us to share some great book picks with our Summer Reading Contest and Feature. From May 31st through July 27th, we spotlighted a different title from Monday thru Thursday, offering a daily contest. Still in the mood for summer reading? Then check out our nearly three dozen suggestions!

Week of March 26, 2012

Daisy Goodwin's THE AMERICAN HEIRESS tells the story of the beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts'. When she travels abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th century to seek a titled husband, Cora suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham and married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England.

In Alice LaPlante's TURN OF MIND, a former surgeon suffering from dementia becomes the primary suspect in the murder of her best friend and neighbor.

The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

July 2011

THE AMERICAN HEIRESS, Daisy Goodwin's debut novel, opens in Newport, Rhode Island, in its glory days when the Astors ruled the social scene and midnight balls were all the rage. But money is not everything, and Cora Cash's mother wants what many mothers of the day want for their society daughters --- a royal title. Thus they travel to England in search of one, and they learn that this is a time when money really does buy anything. These lush times set the scene for a look at the steamy and darker sides of this world. The fashions, customs and other historical details are just pitch perfect. Goodwin's spirited and upbeat writing style is completely entertaining.

Daisy Goodwin, author of The American Heiress

Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash --- whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts' --- suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham and married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England.