Review: The American Heiress

Available now:  The American Heiress: A Novel

****3.5/5 stars

At the height of the Gilded Age, Mrs. Might-as-well-be-Vanderbilt seeks an English title for her American daughter, and  a bit more than she bargained for meets all involved.


Recommended readers:

  • If turn-of-the-century historical fiction is your thing,
  • if you’re a fan of Edith Wharton,
  • if you enjoyed The Fortune Hunter,
  • and if you miss Downton Abbey, this one is for you.

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 3.5/5 for characters
  • 3.5/5 for plot
  • 3.5/5 overall


Like the age in which it is set, everything is not quite as it seems in this tale of American money meets English aristocracy. American Heiress is a portrait of another age, not so long ago and not so unlike our own, with a little mystery and a little romance thrown in for good measure– Not to mention a crumbling English mansion and a slew of servants and supporting snobs.  A bit of a soapy period yarn, but that is exactly what it is meant to be.

Get it on Amazon: The American Heiress

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