Title: The Heiresses
Series: The Heiresses #1
Author: Allison Rushby
Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: 7 May 2013
Source: Review Copy – Ebook
Synopsis from Goodreads
Three triplets—sisters estranged since birth—are thrust together in glittering 1926 London to fight for their inheritance, only to learn they can’t trust anyone—least of all each other.
When three teenage girls, Thalia, Erato and Clio, are summoned to the excitement of fast-paced London—a frivolous, heady city full of bright young things—by Hestia, an aunt they never knew they had, they are shocked to learn they are triplets and the rightful heiresses to their deceased mother’s fortune. All they need to do is find a way to claim the fortune from their greedy half-brother, Charles. But with the odds stacked against them, coming together as sisters may be harder than they think.
REVIEW BY BETH
This novel had all the characteristics I’d usually love in a plot and characters but it unfortunately fell a little short of my expectations. The edition I read was an advanced copy via Netgalley so I understand that some typos were to be expected as editing had yet to be completed but there we pages missing and it skipped forward and backwards a few times which made it difficult to follow the plot.
The three main characters, the triplets, are fascinating. They could not be more different – mostly due to the fact that they haven’t grown up together I’d imagine and learning more about each of their stories makes them even more intriguing. My favourite was Erato I think although they all had characteristics which I really enjoyed. Rushby is clearly great at creating really strong and believable characters.
The novel is set in 1926 in London, one of my favourite time periods and the girls attitudes and behaviours reflect the time well and is packed with fun, romance and the scandal you’d expect at the time. The novel is based around their family drama and how it affects them all and with their inheritance up in the air and their seemingly dastardly half-brother Charles around every corner the novel has you guessing at the turn of every page.
This novel has been classified as New Adult as well as historical and it’s the first novel I’ve read in this genre. It is part of a larger series so was a short read and despite finding the characters interesting I’m not desperately seeking out the others in the series.