It actually was my first book into the world of..... I don't even know what you call it.... popular fiction? I haven't been very tolerant to romance/fiction books in the past. I find so many of them predictable and boring. But I really can't read Dickens and the Bronte's and Anne over and over again, and I was desperate for something new. So I tried it.
My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin
And I hated it. I got it on audio and listened to the first couple of hours and then gave up. I turned it off, stuffed it away and nearly forgot about it.
Until we were driving long distance somewhere and I needed something to
It follows the life of Cora, a rich, young, slightly selfish American heiress whose mother has high ambitions for her in regards to marriage.
She does eventually marry a lonely British aristocrat with a country mansion and servants and prestige, but Cora worries if he married her for love or for her money.
The ending was sweet and not predictable and I would happily listen to this again, so if you can get through the first couple of hours then you'll probably like it.
It also sent me on a hunt for other novels like this, and I discovered Nora Roberts, but that is another post for another day.