• Title: The Third Heiress
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • ISBN: 9780312974190
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Third Heiress With over million copies of her books in print and a name that consistently appears on the New York Times USA Today and other national bestseller lists Brenda Joyce s novels are imbued with rich s
    With over 7 million copies of her books in print and a name that consistently appears on the New York Times, USA Today and other national bestseller lists, Brenda Joyce s novels are imbued with rich sensuality, haunting suspense and characters whose worlds become your own Now, Brenda Joyce delivers a richly crafted contemporary novel set in the exclusive world of the BritWith over 7 million copies of her books in print and a name that consistently appears on the New York Times, USA Today and other national bestseller lists, Brenda Joyce s novels are imbued with rich sensuality, haunting suspense and characters whose worlds become your own Now, Brenda Joyce delivers a richly crafted contemporary novel set in the exclusive world of the British aristocracy, where secrets remain hidden at all costs, and where one woman dares to discover a lost legacy of passiond murder.The Third HeiressThe tragic death of her fianc in a harrowing car accident plunges Jill Gallagher into a dark mystery His final words to her I love youKate, force her to realize she neither truly knew this dashing British photographer, nor understood his true motives for being here in America When she brings his body back to his English family, she enters a world of hostility, suspicion, and closely guarded secrets Then she finds a century old photograph of an American heiress named Kate Gallagher who looks remarkably like herself and who disappeared nearly a century ago What legacy of scandal has she unearthed Who is so desperate to stop her And can she trust the handsome, enigmatic stranger who may be her greatest allyor a dangerous foe At once otherworldly and vividly real, The Third Heiress is Brenda Joyce at her passionate and suspenseful best.

    One Reply to “The Third Heiress”

    1. Ενώ η ιστορία του μου άρεσε πολύ ένιωθα ότι υστερούσε στη μετάφραση.

    2. This book was not entirely successful for me. I thought the author wove her complex plot well, but I don't think she was as successful with her characterizations. In a story such as this one, where the author is trying to cast doubt as to whether a character is a hero or a villain, she has to make a plausible case for both sides. Unfortunately in this story, the author only plausibly makes a case for villainy. In fact, I consistently found myself rooting for the heroine to tell the man to get lo [...]

    3. Κριτική για το μυθιστόρημα " η τρίτη κληρονόμος" Ταξιδεψα στην Αγγλία του 1906 καθώς και στην Αγγλία του σημερα με αυτό το εκπληκτικό μυθιστόρημα της Τζοις.Είχα ακούσει διθυραμβικές κριτικές από μέλη και είχα μεγάλη περιέργεια.Τελικά,χτες βράδυ ξενύχτησα περιπλανώμενη στις [...]

    4. Θεέ μου ήταν καταπληκτικό! Αυτό το βιβλίο διεισδύει τόσο βαθιά μέσα σου και αφότου το έχεις ολοκληρώσει κατασταλάζει στο είναι σου για πάντα!!! Το είχα διαβάσει πρώτη φορά πριν από δεκατρία χρόνια και έπειτα από τόσα χρόνια δεν υστερούσε σε τίποτα από εκείνη τη φορά Αντιθέτ [...]

    5. This was an excellent story . It is well written mystery. I exchange books to read with some older ladies and was pleased to have a book to share. However, Brenda Joyce ruined it with 2 graphic sex scenes toward the end. I like romance but leaving some details to the imagination is best than too much. Thus a 4 star book only gets 3 stars and I will not be sharing the book.

    6. Παλεύω να τελειώσω το "Η τρίτη κληρονόμος" απο την ημέρα των Χριστουγέννων, αλλα πρέπει πλέον να το αποδεχτώ, εμείς οι δύο δεν ταιριάξαμε. Βρήκα την υπόθεση αρκετά ενδιαφέρουσα αλλά όλα τα υπόλοιπα άκρως αδιάφορα. Οι ήρωες, όλοι τους αδιάφοροι ενώ η ηρωίδα μου φαινόταν στόκο [...]

    7. Gekauft habe ich mir dieses Buch wegen des ansprechenden Klapptextes. Das Buch fängt nicht besonders romantisch an und ist am Anfang, wegen der Dramatik, auch sehr erschlagend. Dies lässt aber nach, als Jill zu Seinen Verwandten kommt. Ab da geht die Geschichte erst richtig los und zieht einen immer tiefer in die Spannung rein. Vielleicht etwas nervig ist, dass die "dauerhaft Depressive" Jill sich für alles und jeden verantwortlich macht. Jedes bißchen Glück "heult" Sie sich weg.Aber da die [...]

    8. Rezension 2010 veröffentlicht auf A room without books is like a body without a soul„Ich liebe dich, Kate.“ Das sind die letzten Worte, bevor Jills Verlobter bei einem Verkehrsunfall in ihren Armen stirbt. Die Tänzerin ist verunsichert und verzweifelt. Wer ist Kate? Sie bringt Hals Leichnam seiner blaublütigen Verwandtschaft nach London zurück. Die aristokratische Familie begegnet ihr mit unverständlichem Hass und Misstrauen. Nie hatte Hal von seiner Verlobten gesprochen, hält man ihr [...]

    9. Ένα καλογραμμένο βιβλίο, με ωραία δομημένη δόση μυστηρίου, που κράτησε την αγωνία μου ως το τέλος. Η αμφιβολία για τα πρόσωπα παρέμενε ζωντανή και περίμενα τη λύση μαζί με την πρωταγωνίστρια.

    10. Jill Gallagher had been dating Harold Sheldon for eight months. Jill Gallagher was an only child who had lost her parents when she was a child. She was raised by an aunt who had no affection for her. Jill left home at eighteen and was a professional ballet dancer. Harold asked Jill to marry him and she said yes. A week later, Jill was driving and he told her that he was having second thoughts. Jill didn't pay attention to her driving and ran into a tree killing him. His last words were that he l [...]

    11. Intriguing, Brenda Joyce has captured my mind and heart in every wayThe Third Heiress by Brenda Joyce tells of a story of girl, Jillian Gallagher, who was unknowingly thrown into a world where “old money” is of the matter and where titles and etiquette are more of value than a person’s morale. Unbeknownst to her, the tragic death of her almost-fiance, Harold Sheldon, is the key to discovering the family she didn’t know she had and clouded in the mist of lies and forgotten friendship. A n [...]

    12. Judging from the summary alone, it seemed like an interesting book, and I would not deny that I had hoped it would hold the same attraction that Sidney Sheldon's books held. After all, there were similarities between the two books.(Women protagonists, mystery that is closely entwined with their very being, with just the hint of romance to compliment the story).The story began in a somewhat disappointing manner, at first, I found Jill a rather daft character, (I mean, of course her family wouldn' [...]

    13. Yes, I know that I called The Third Heiress both contemporary and historical. Hence the need for my newest bookshelf - hybrid. There are two stories in this book starring two different heroines. The main tale is of Jill Gallagher. It opens on the worst day of her life. Her finance, Hal Sheldon, is killed when Jill loses control of the car she is driving and crashes into a tree. Jill decides to accompany his body back to London. She is horrified when Hal's family treats her with hatred and disdai [...]

    14. Jill is a lonely woman who meets the man of her dreams and he asks her to marry him. Ecstatic, Jill is unprepared for him to have second thoughts and the worst happens. Hal dies because of Jill. Jill flies his body back to London to his super wealthy family and is greeted with disdain.So, begins the mystery of what Hal had meant with his last words whispered to Jill. She is obsessed with finding the truth and finds an ally in Hal’s cousin, Alex. She packs up her life in New York to move to Lon [...]

    15. Very good book but I can't help but be disappointed on several levels. First, I was not overly convinced on the relationship with Jill & Alexcally sex & not much else. Secondly I was horrified that Edward never discovered what happen to Kate.extremely sad ending for their relationship. It would have been great to see Edward discover Anne's treachery & she somehow punished! Another mystery is why was Hal so obsessed with Kate in the first place? It would have been interesting to see h [...]

    16. One of my favorite books ever. Brenda Joyce's books are always well written no matter the era they take place in. Kate Gallagher was a character way ahead of her time, never bothering with formalities and the gossip. She was way over her heels with Edward and that made her look tragic because at the end, Kate was the victim of Ann's unfair cruelty.Jill's character confused me much. Some times I really thought she was lunatic because she found conspiracies everywhere around her. But her stubbornn [...]

    17. At different points of this story I thought that I might have read this story before, but by the end I realized I hadn’t. The twists and turns the story took were very interesting. Now the “bedroom” scenes were a little over the top and I am glad there were only two of them in the entire story. Some authors don’t understand “fading to black” or “less is more” as this book shows. This book must have been earlier in her career; some of the other Brenda Joyce books are not so vocal [...]

    18. There has been some real bad reviews on this book but I thought it was wonderful! It lost a star from me only because I would have liked the roles of Alex and Thomas reversed. Thomas was far more appealing in a more dangerous and mysterious way, and the chemistry between Thomas and Jill throughout the book was electric. I suspected early on that's where Brenda Joyce was headed and halfway through the book couldn't figure out how to bring the two together because of the family ties. Bummer. I hav [...]

    19. Oh my gosh! I was torn reading this book. During the beginning I was pulled into Hal and Jill's story, and I couldn't put the book down! Then story slowed a bit in the middle. I felt like Jill was going way over board in her search to find out about Kate Gallagher, but it turned out to be worth it! This book is filled with mystery, secrets, and Betrayals with a capital "B"!! The Sheldon family was devoted to keeping the family protected from any slander, and would do almost anything to keep it's [...]

    20. Great book! I couldn't seem to put this book down. Like the other books I've read by this author, this is a real page turner. Great plot that kept me guessing. Jill is engaged and in love to a guy she thinks is perfect. But then they have an accident, and she starts learning more and more about her finance`, making her realize he wasn't as wonderful as she thought he was. She's a struggling American, and he's rich and British. She travels to England, and discovers that she might even be distantl [...]

    21. This was pure escapism. It had it's momentsof trash, flash and cash. And then some people died. And others fell in love, and some history was thrown in. The writing wasn't the best, a lot of things were repeated, over, and over, "She felt she couldn't trust him, and yet" "How could she trust him? How to trust him, when he had said/done this?" Alright already, I get it, she doesn't trust him. Then, next thing you know, she's nekkid in bed with him. Well, I guess she got over her trust issues

    22. This is a nicely written novel that is more or less a mystery. The main character is doing some investigationregarding her possible ancestry; but since the history involves a possible high-level scandal for a noble English family, the family of her deceased boyfriend,there is some mysterious opposition. The opposition includes some scare tactics, a near-fatal accident,and an intention to murder.There is also a nice romantic story intertwined.The ending was OK, but I don't think it answered someq [...]

    23. I found the plot of The Third Heiress fascinating reading that kept me in suspense until the very end which came as a surprise. Although there are some loose ends, the story of Kate Gallagher, an heiress who disappeared in 1909, and her best friend Anne who ended up marrrying Kate's lover is well developed and compelling as well as the contemporary relationship between Jill Gallagher and Alex Preston. Once I started reading this book, I did not want to put it down.

    24. Pretty average storyline. I enjoyed the flashbacks, but they were completely disconnected from the main story, which made them lose a lot of their power. The writing was surprisingly weak -- I think pretty much every NEVER DO THIS writing rule was broken over and over again. Especially "Show, don't tell." There's WAY too much tell in this book. The sex scenes were hot and the twists were okay, but it's not a keeper. It'll be going back on my Swaptree trade shelf.

    25. war eine nette geschichte für zwischen durch. Allerfings gefiel mir der Schreibstil nicht immer so und es war teilweise sehr vorhersehbar. Nette Geschichte die man gut zwischen durch lesen kann, mit einem alten Mordfall der aufgeklärt wird. Und natürlich mit einer Liebesgeschichte oder auch zweien. :)

    26. I couldn't decide, as I was reading, whether or not I liked this book. I felt parts of it were needlessly long and repetitive. I found some of the actions of the main character completely unbelievable and felt that at times she was just plain silly. Yet despite all of that, I'll be damned if I didn't continue to read it with gust because I needed to know the ending.

    27. This was one of the very first romance novels i ever read. Brenda Joyce and the third heiress had me completely hooked on all things mystery/paranormal/ and romancey. It has been years but Im about to read it again. See what i missed when i was younger.

    28. Light and predictable, a break from heavy reading.The further I read the more interested I became in the mystery. I did not have the murder solved until the end of the book. However I did skip over a lot of "soap opera" verbage to get to the more interestring passages.

    29. Great read! I found it very hard to put this book down and was totally unprepared for the twist at the very end. I also thought that Jill's obsession with finding out about Kate was a bit much but in the end it helped to catch the reader off guard for the twist.

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