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.
Young/New Adult Historical Fiction
Heat level: 1
Reviewer Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Evangeline Holland
Allison Rushby kicks off the first episode in her serial novel, The Heiresses, filling its 69 pages with intrigue, lovely historical detail, and a cast of unforgettable characters. The three sisters are separated at birth under mysterious circumstances, and when they learn of their inheritance, each has their own reason for fighting against their half-brother Charles’s designs on their fortune. Thalia, neglected by a staid and Puritanical family, eagerly embraces the life of a “Bright Young Thing”; Erato–Ro–is pragmatic and methodical, having been raised by a scientist, and Clio, quiet and sensitive, was raised by a vicar and his wife. I found myself drawn to Clio in particular, sympathizing with her desire to return to the only home and parents she’d ever known, and when Ro’s scientific mind leaves a bombshell at the end of the book, my sympathy increased. For those of you leery of serial fiction, or those who are too impatient to wait for the release of each episode, never fear–episode 1 is both self-contained and whets your appetite for the second episode of The Heiresses!