Wicked Pleasures by Penny Vincenzi

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All families have secrets—but could one scandalous secret tear this aristocratic family apart? Sexy, glamorous, and fun, Wicked Pleasures, set on a canvas as American as English, is the story of a brother and two sisters who discover that they all have different fathers. None of them are the children of Alexander, Earl of Caterham, who was married to their mother for almost twenty years.

A family saga that takes the reader right from the 1950s to the end of the twentieth century, and set between the Hamptons summer homes of New York’s elite and the English countryside familiar to any fan of British period drama, it’s a tale of the power and greed of the mega-rich, as the great banking business upon which the family’s fortunes are won and lost comes to the brink of ruin. Intense relationships, both old and new, are tested to the utmost in this grand and unputdownable summer read.
 

About Penny Vincenzi

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PENNY VINCENZI, before becoming a novelist, worked at such magazines as Vogue, Tatler, and Cosmopolitan. She is the author of The Dilemma, Almost a Crime, No Angel, Something Dangerous, Into Temptation, Sheer Abandon, An Absolute Scandal, An Outrageous Affair, Windfall, and Forbidden Places. Visit pennyvincenzi.com.
 
Published September 27, 2012 by Overlook. 641 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Fred III, as he grows elderly, refuses to relinquish his control of the bank to Baby, and Baby’s son, Freddy, once sole heir to Praegers, is, at Fred III’s decree, now co-heir with cousin Charlotte, whom he’s determined to sandbag.

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Sex, secrets, and long-term estate planning are the ties that bind three generations of a New York banking dynasty to their aristocratic English cousins in Vincenzi’s latest family saga.

Aug 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Wicked Pleasures

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In an author's note at the beginning of WICKED PLEASURES (which was originally published in the United Kingdom in 1992), Penny Vincenzi addresses readers who have written to her about her beloved Spoils of Time trilogy, how much they enjoyed reading it and how much they regretted its coming to an...

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