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About the Book

About the Book


Cassia Tallow has been married to the town doctor for seven
years when she mysteriously inherits an enormous fortune from her
godmother, whom was believed to have died penniless. A responsible
housewife and mother, Cassia is at first 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. The money
gives her confidence, and her husband can only look on resentfully
as she resumes her medical career, sheds some of her domestic
burdens, wings with the jet set, and re-forms old relationships ---
one of them of a most dangerous kind. Along the way, Cassia
realizes that something seems not quite right about the money left
to her and she seeks answers, both about the money and the rest of
her life. Too soon the windfall, part benign influence, part brutal
force, is an absolutely powerful entity all of its own --- one that
Cassia cannot resist.

WINDFALL is full of the signatures that make Vincenzi’s
novels irresistible to devoted fans and newcomers alike: a sharp
eye for detail, an assortment of loveable and despicable
characters, and a titillating, suspenseful plot. Referred to as
“the doyenne of the modern blockbuster”
(Glamour), Vincenzi never fails her readers, with her
artfully written tales of larger-than-life characters, drama,
suspense, thrills, sex, jewels, gorgeous homes and clothes, and
lush descriptions of the lives of the rich and privileged of
English aristocracy. This mesmerizing story of one woman’s
very complicated inheritance is no exception.

WINDFALL © Copyright 2011 by Penny Vincenzi. Reprinted with
permission by Overlook Trade Paperback. All rights reserved.

by Penny Vincenzi

  • Publication Date: October 1, 2009
  • Hardcover: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
  • ISBN-10: 1590202473
  • ISBN-13: 9781590202470