August 14, 2010

Review: Daughters of Fortune by Tara Hyland


William Melville’s daughters are heiresses to the world’s most exclusive fashion dynasty. Beautiful and rich, they are envied by all. But behind the glittering façade of their lives, each girl hides a dark secret that threatens to tear their family apart.Smart, ambitious Elizabeth knows how to manipulate every man she meets, except the one who counts: her father.Gentle, naïve Caitlin, the illegitimate child, struggles to fit into a world of privilege while staying true to herself.Stunning, spoiled Amber, the party girl with a weakness for bad boys; more fragile than anyone realizes.

As each of them seeks to carve out her own destiny, Elizabeth, Caitlin, and Amber face difficult choices, which will take them in wildly different directions. But as old wounds resurface and threaten to destroy the foundations of the Melville empire, their paths will cross again. Because the simple truth is that, no matter how far you go, you cannot escape the claims of family.

Smart, witty and full of feeling. Daughters of Fortune is the perfect book for sisters. I was reminded of my childhood and my own sister has affected my life. I think young adults and adults will appreciate the tone of this book.

Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
May 11, 2010
466 pages 
$16.00 US

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free from Atria Books.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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Cass said...

Sounds interesting! I think I prefer this cover, actually.

Anyway, a book about sisters? Must read!

PoCoKat said...

Sounds like an interesting read!

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Martha Lawson said...

Another new to me author. This book sounds awesome. I would love to r ead this one.

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traveler said...

I am captivated by this wonderful novel. I have read many British family sagas which are memorable. This one is compelling for the writing, characters and the story. Thanks for this feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Mystica said...

About sisters would be interesting!

Bethie said...

Sounds interesting. I love a good family drama.

Linda Kish said...

I would like to read this book.

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fredamans said...

Sounds like a book that I would appreciate. Great review!

Beth said...

What a great cover! And fashion plus money plus secrets sounds like a perfect recipe for fun!

holdenj said...

Sounds like a great family saga! Thanks for the info!

Isi and Jas' mom said...

I love family dramas! Thanks for the review
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Calvin said...

Great review. The girlfriend would love this book
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Anita Yancey said...

Loved the review. Sounds like my kind of book. I would really enjoy this book about sisters.


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allisonsbj3 said...

I love this cover! Can't wait to read the book!