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Enjoyable beach read,
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This review is from: A Perfect Heritage (Kindle Edition)
I pre-ordered this to have it arrive during my holiday, unfortunately towards the end of it, but I prioritised it over two others that came out on the same day which shows the attraction of Vincenzi.
Slightly less complicated than some of her previous novels where it was sometimes challenging to keep up with the dozens of characters and their back plots going back in time.
The story concerns an ailing beauty house, The House of Farrell, and the attempts by the elderly matriarch still running the family business to thwart the dynamic new CEO, brought in by venture capitalists. I liked the way that Lady Farrell was portrayed, still a force to be reckoned with, still able to captivate a sales conference. Bravo, not all elderly ladies are drooling into cups of tea!
There are a few side plots, the daughter of the CEO being bullied, the touching relationship between Florence, another admirable older lady who runs the shop, and her long-term lover, and the crumbling marriage between Bianca and her husband.
Most of the men are complete wimps and drips, or bullies.
The story is a little bit reminiscent of a novel by Louise Mensch which also concerns the beauty business and the new trends of social media and bloggers.
Enjoyable though, even if I did struggle to think that House of Farrell could ever be a significant force with three chemists, one shop and no online presence!
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Initial post: 15 Sep 2014 23:52:02 BDT
it reminds me of the Dynasty series with Joan Collins which started to come out on DVDIN 1980
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