The Heiresses


By Allison Rushby
Published on May 7, 2013
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Author for Review
In Allison Rushby's Heiresses, three triplets--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.

I love this time period!  I am a huge fan of Downton Abbey and everything that has to do with the time before and after WWI.  I love the changes that are happening, the style, and the history. The Heiresses is a fun New Adult book about three sisters in this time period- the heartaches and the dramas when they are thrust back together after being seperated at birth.

This is a book that has some really rough things happening- this is no tween book.  There is rape, drug use and overdosing, abuse, drinking, and other mature themes.  There are a lot of awful things happening to these sisters, but it is handled in a mature and wise way. This book is not explicit- a lot of hinting is done instead of using explicit scenes.


The Heiresses  started slow, but really picked up within the last third of the book.  This book was FULL of drama.  The author put the three girls through a ton of awful experiences.  I have to say, I have a lot of respect for the author.  I get so tired of reading books where the Christian character is made to be a parody or is proven to be awful in some way.  I appreciate that she made that character a real person- not flawless but also not this horrible person.  That goes a very long way with me.


The Heiresses was a fun New Adult read- the first that I have read and really enjoyed.  Fans of Downton Abbey and historical reads will enjoy this story of family, friendship, and empowerment.

1 comment:

  1. Did not realize this was New Adult-I've been wary of this new category but I love the idea behind this one so much (sisters! drama! 1920s! riches!) that I'm hoping to fall head over heels.

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