Summer Reading Recommendation

May 25, 2010

Welcome To My 1st Summer Reading Recommendation!!
Here I'll profile books I think would be great to
read during the summer! I hope you enjoy!!

No Angel
By: Penny Vincenzi

Celia is used to getting her way and she moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions. At 18, she falls in love with Oliver Lytton, scion of a prominent publishing family, and orchestrates a plan to marry him. In a few whirlwind years, Celia gives birth to 3 children, rises through the editorial ranks in the family business and takes in Barty, the daughter of an impoverished friend. Those who lives are also changed: Oliver's sister, LM, and an author, Sebastian Brooke, for whom Celia makes the most dangerous decision of all. -- edited version of No Angel jacket description

This is the first book in Penny Vincenzi's phenomenal Spoils of Time trilogy about the Lytton family. I have yet to read a description of the book that did it justice. I cannot rave about this book enough!! The plot is fast moving, engrossing, and well laid out. When I read it a few years ago, I remember thinking that something was happening on every page. The size of the book (over 600 pages) was a bit daunting for me, but once I started reading I quickly forgot about the amount of pages. The story was riveting from the first page to the last. Celia was a character I couldn't get enough of and didn't want to. I could not wait to see what was going to happen next! Having an up close look at the publishing world (it was practically it's own character) was just an added bonus.

It's rare for me to come across a book that I can't forget about once I finish and move on to another one. No Angel (and the series) was the exception. I vow to re-read this book again someday. It was beautifully written. I have read a few other books by Penny Vincenzi outside of the trilogy, but they weren't nearly as good. If you like family sagas, strong female characters, fast moving stories, and the publishing world you will enjoy this book! I LOVED this book and will read it again! I hope you enjoy it!!


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on May 26, 2010 at 6:21 AM said...

I like the idea of recommending books to others! "No Angel" sounds like it could be a great read, especially because of the feisty heroine. Thanks for sharing!

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