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A Rather Lovely Inheritance

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ISBN13: 9780451220523
ISBN10: 0451220528
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After her Aunt Penelope dies, historical researcher Penny Nichols is astonished to learn that not only is she a bona fide heiress-but she's also been invited to put her research skills to work. This time, the history she's researching happens to be her very own. What she discovers about Aunt Penelope-a pair of wills, double lives, secret histories, and a family tree of vultures-is about to sweep Penny and a long-lost relative across France, over the hills of Italy, and throughout half of Europe on the adventure of several lifetimes.

Review:

"Belmond gets her story off to an appealing start by tapping into the near-universal fantasy of a distant, elderly relative leaving behind a pile of loot. Penny Nichols (yes, she hates her silly name) is toiling as a low-paid historical researcher on film sets when she learns her Great-aunt Penelope — whom she met only once — has died and left her, well, something. Her parents dispatch her to London for the reading of the will, where she is reintroduced to her dashing cousin Jeremy. Penny gets left the contents of a garage adjoining her aunt's villa in the south of France and travels there with Jeremy to discover it contains a rare antique car. It doesn't take long for the family to split into factions competing for greater shares of the estate, which provides the narrative with an oversize share of twists and turns, especially concerning Jeremy's true parentage. It's evident from the moment of Penny and Jeremy's first encounter as adults that they will end up together, and the thin obstacles the author places between them quickly become tedious. Luckily, Belmond's spirited heroine is likable enough to guide readers through the wobbly plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

C.A. Belmond is a novelist, scriptwriter, lyricist, and poet. Awarded the Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship, an Emmy Award, and a Pushcart nomination, Belmond has taught writing at New York University. Author website: cabelmond.com.

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Denise Morland, July 9, 2010 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
I listened to the audio version of this book and what a treat! It's read by Katherine Kellgren, a narrator who has won many awards for her readings. She does a fabulous job with all sorts of entertaining accents for the various characters and she really gets into the drama of the story.

The story itself is a lot of fun. At the center is Penny Nichols, unexpected heiress of aunt Penelope. Before she can blink she is knee deep in romance and danger. There is a mysterious old car in a garage in France, questions about the paternity of handsome cousin Jeremy, missing jewelry, and thieves in the night.

This is the ultimate light-hearted, entertaining vacation read. The audio book is ideal for a summer road trip! I can't wait for Listen and Live to release the second in this series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451220523
Author:
Belmond, C. A.
Publisher:
New American Library
Author:
Belmond, C. a.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Americans -- Europe.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
PENNY NICHOLS
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.96x5.38x.91 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages New American Library - English 9780451220523 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Belmond gets her story off to an appealing start by tapping into the near-universal fantasy of a distant, elderly relative leaving behind a pile of loot. Penny Nichols (yes, she hates her silly name) is toiling as a low-paid historical researcher on film sets when she learns her Great-aunt Penelope — whom she met only once — has died and left her, well, something. Her parents dispatch her to London for the reading of the will, where she is reintroduced to her dashing cousin Jeremy. Penny gets left the contents of a garage adjoining her aunt's villa in the south of France and travels there with Jeremy to discover it contains a rare antique car. It doesn't take long for the family to split into factions competing for greater shares of the estate, which provides the narrative with an oversize share of twists and turns, especially concerning Jeremy's true parentage. It's evident from the moment of Penny and Jeremy's first encounter as adults that they will end up together, and the thin obstacles the author places between them quickly become tedious. Luckily, Belmond's spirited heroine is likable enough to guide readers through the wobbly plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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