Day 9 - A Book I Thought I Wouldn't Like But Ended Up Loving

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
This is an easy one, because it's relatively fresh in my mind.

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 block out the noise of 4 kids in the back keep my mind occupied. So I tried again, and this time I was hooked. I don't know what it was that pulled me in, but something did.

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.


Heather L. said...

I think I started this one too......and have never gotten back to it? Or it was one just like this. Will have to think about trying it again.

wholesale jerseys said...

I was so attracted to the book cover! Added!!

Heather L. said...

Okay, so I thought something was funny. I have that book, which I haven't gotten back into yet, but the title here is "The American Heiress".....interesting that they changed the title for other audiences???

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