A saga set throughout the latter half of the 20th century traces a mega-wealthy family"s efforts to orchestrate respective agendas from their Hamptons summer homes and English countryside manor, while a brother and two sisters discover that they all have different fathers.
Originally published: United KIngdom : Orion Pub. Group, 1992.
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Set in the glamorous worlds of an American banking dynasty and the British aristocracy, Vincenzi’s (More Than You Know, ) latest family saga is rife with backstabbing, greed, scandal, extramarital dalliances, and, yes, wicked pleasures. Over pages long, the novel is a bit ponderous, with dialogue that seems trifling at times, /5(). In Wicked Pleasures, well-known philosopher, business ethicist, and admitted sinner Robert C. Solomon brings together a varied group of contributors for a new look at an old catalogue of sins. Solomon introduces the sins as a group, noting their The seven deadly sins have provided gossip, amusement, and the plots of morality plays for nearly fifteen hundred years/5(4). With "Wicked Pleasures" Penny Vincenzi has delivered a serious work, beautifully written. Victoria, Lady Caterham's, dark secret is what the book is mainly about and whether you guess or just have a clue, it will not much alter the fascination, amazement and horror with the implications for everyone concerned. Not that the book is not entertaining/5(). Wicked Pleasures. Wicked schemes are afoot at Westwood Hall this Christmas. And lovely, innocent Adeline Osbourne will be ensnared by dark, dashing Grant Leighton and a scandalous assignation Betrothed against her will, Adeline had been resigned to a loveless marriage.3/5.
Wicked Pleasures. A compulsively readable saga of two great families united by marriage and threatened by a secret that could never be revealed. When the beautiful daughter of a preeminent American banking family marries an English lord, their lives appear to be charmed. But a twisted lie at the heart of their marriage could destroy them.4/5(2). About Tori Carrington. Author Tori Carrington is the penname of husband and wife writing team Lori and Tony Karayianni. Hands down, penning a bio is always the most difficult writing challenge we take on/5. Sexy, glamorous and fun, WICKED PLEASURES is the story of a brother and two sisters who find out that they all have different fathers: none of them Alexander, Earl of Catherham, who was married to their mother for almost twenty years/5(). Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West is a novel published in , written by Gregory Maguire and illustrated by Douglas Smith. It is a revisionist exploration of the characters and land of Oz from the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by : Gregory Maguire.
Penny Vincenzi has written seventeen bestselling novels, including No Angel, Something Dangerous, Into Temptation, Wicked Pleasures, Another Woman, Forbidden Places, Windfall, An Outrageous Affair, The Dilemma, Almost a Crime, and A Perfect Heritage. Before becoming a novelist, she worked at such magazines as Vogue, Tatler, and Cosmopolitan. She has four daughters, and /5(5). Wicked Pleasures is a collection of well-informed, sometimes irreverent essays that reflect upon the so-called seven deadly sins—lust, anger, envy, gluttony, greed, pride, sloth—and in that process explain the hold they have had on the moral imagination of Western Christendom for a millennium. Well-written. Well-edited. A pleasure to : Robert C. Solomon. Wicked Pleasures Penny Vincenzi. Overlook, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES. The Monster in the Cupboard Buy this book . Sexy, glamorous and fun, WICKED PLEASURES is the story of a brother and two sisters who find out that they all have different fathers: none of them Alexander, Earl of Catherham, who was married to their mother for almost twenty years/5().