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The American Heiress Read Á 104 Physical resemblance to her mistress Only a few miles off the Irish coast the ship is torpedoed Hetty is to become one of the few survivors. The American Heiress by Dorothy Eden was originally published in 1980 Open Road Media has released some of Dorothy Eden s best loved novels in digital format This one was a July 2013 releaseClemency Jarvis is betrothed to Lord Hazzard Hugo and is preparing to travel to England for her weddingHer ladies maid Hetty will be making the journey with her Although warned that since the war has broken out it is unsafe to cross the Atlantic Mrs Jarvis insist the wedding take place before Hugo must go into combat So they board the fated Lusitania shipClemency was an American from New York whose family was uite wealthy Her betrothal to Hugo was certainly not a love match Clemency and her mother just want the title and Hugo is in financial straights and needs Clemency s moneyClemency is spoiled and without much depth of character She is silly vain and self absorbedBut Hugo seemed taken with her during their short introductionHetty Brown has lived with Clemency since she was a child She is a servant in the house but Hetty is all too aware of her heritage Just one look at her and one would guess Hetty is related to Clemency since the two could easily pass as sistersSo when the ship they are on is wrecked Mrs Jarvis had insisted the three of them load themselves down with the jewelry they had brought in hopes of salvaging something and making it to a life raft However the majority of people on board were dead When Hetty regains consciousness she is wearing a bracelet with Clemency s initials engraved on them making people believe she was Clemency Mrs Jarvis has been identified as one of the dead but Clemency was never foundThe temptation to step into Clemency s shoes was too great for Hetty Knowing who her father was gives Hetty the rationalization that she is owed just as much as ClemencySo once Hetty arrives in England she finds it all too easy to step into Clemency s role But be careful what you wish for Hugo only has a short leave before he must return to war This leaves Hetty with her sister in law her mother in law and a woman named Julia Julia and Hugo had once been in love Julia is stunned when Hugo choses money and the restoration of his estate over Julia and a love match Hetty has been told that Julia will not be turned out of the house So Hetty must deal with suspicions that she is not who she claims to be the devastating images of the shipwreck the jealousy and all consuming determination of Julia to wreck her marriage and being haunted by Clemency To make matters worse her brother in law has been sent home from the war and she finds the two of them have a great deal in common that she and Hugo ever hadThe backdrop of the war and the horrific effect of surviving a shipwreck and trying to maintain a front under a cloud of suspicion Hetty is constantly ill at ease She doesn t know if Clemency will ever show up or if someone from her past will recognize her or if one of the ladies in the house will set a clever trap for Hetty to fall into The suspense is nearly unbearable as Hetty deals with several huge personal blows and with her increasing feeling for her brother in law and the constant worry that Hugo will be killed on the battlefield and of course the ever present and increasingly vindictive JuliaDorothy Eden was a master story teller well ahead of her time Her talent for building suspense and throwing shocking twist into a story made her a regular best seller If you read mysteries and romantic suspense novels you can see Dorothy Eden s influence in many popular authors today Dorothy also wrote in the very popular Gothic romance genre in the 60 s and 70 s I was so excited when I saw that Open Road Media was going to release a nice size backlist of Dorothy s work in digital format It s a real shame that these books were only available through used bookstores and Ebay It s not like you can walk into a Barnes Noble and purchase one these books now So many readers have been missing out on some really good stories and influential writing Now everyone can re read their favorites or be introduced to this most talented author This story in particular stands the test of time This one is historical suspenseful and romantic A

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The American Heiress Read Á 104 Ay to England where Clemency is to marry the dashing Lord Hugo Hazzard Travelling with them is Clemency's personal maid who bears a strong. Zzzzan incredibly boring incredibly bland incredibly passionless story graced with flat writing cardboard characters It was the reading euivalent of stale Wonderbread The ending sucked WTF was all the build up the romantic detour was pointless the random ghost served no purpose but to try distract from the lack of plot FAILWhy do I keep trying this author Good grief This is my third or fourth I can t even remember attempt at Eden each time her prose batters me over the head with dullness It s just SO DRAB At least recognizably shitty writers like Dan Ross or Johanna Lindsey have some personality even if their grammar is awful or their characters are schizo Someone throw a freakin pie huh I don t understand why Eden has such a devoted clan of fans

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The American Heiress Read Á 104 Summer 1915 In the rich New York household of the Jervis family all is bustle and preparation Clemency Jervis and her mother are on their w. 4 12 starsI have to be careful what I say in this review because I could so easily spoil the story But I ll do my best In a nutshell a young woman assumes the identity of her heiress 12 sister when her sister perishes in the sinking of the Lusitania She goes on and marries her sister s fiance and takes her place at a manor house in England Her husband is promptly called back to the war and she is left with her fabrications and new relatives Will they see through her facade I loved the premise of this story Swapping roles and hidden identities fascinate me So I was really excited to find this book at the libraryAt times the heroine disappointed me and I didn t like who she was becoming But when I took my self righteous soul aside for a chat I realized that the character was reacting exactly as we would expect her to act in those circumstances It was REAL even if it wasn t heroicAnd the ending was good Very good Satisfying on so many levels though I still wish there was yet another epilogue cos I still want a few answersBottom line well worth a readCONTENT SEX two encounters between married individuals I didn t find it vulgar or offensive but not recommended for YA readersVIOLENCE None although there is a shipwreckPROFANITY MildPARANORMAL ELEMENTS Hettie has hallucinations sees a ghost its not clear to her any than it is to us She has gone through major trauma so it wouldn t be unusual to have breakdown type nightmaresMY RATING PG 13 for NA or Adult readers because of sexual content