Heiress (Daughter of Fortune, Book One)
Set in the famously extravagant Gilded Age of New England, Heiress tells the story of the Price sisters, Esme and Jinx, who could not be more different. Esme wishes that society protocol would allow her to work alongside her father, the publisher of the Chronicle newspaper, and Jinx wishes to be at the forefront of society’s opulent stage. Just as Esme is betrothed to Foster Worth, a man she loathes, she realizes it is another who really has her heart, while her sister Jinx believes it is she who should wed Foster Worth.
Esme is forced out of the family and begins a new life amidst the rough ways of Montana, while Jinx becomes that pinnacle of society’s finest that she so coveted. Trials and tribulations threaten both sisters’ happiness as each realizes that being a daughter of fortune does not buy love, and that perhaps being true to oneself is the most important thing to accomplish. I was surprised by some of the secrets and twists presented and found the narrative hypnotic, as I was eager to learn the fate of these two families twisting within the deceit of society.