Into Temptation

Into Temptation

Book - 2002
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The Second World War is over, peace has been declared but the ravages remain and the Lytton family must confront the future and themselves.

Kit Lytton, blinded in his early twenties in service for the RAF, is coming to terms with the fact that his father is not Oliver Lytton, as he thought, but the famous children's author Sebastian Brooke. His sense of betrayal is immense, but worse is the discovery that the woman he loves is his sister. Barty Miller is now in the curious position of owning a majority share of Lyttons, the publishing house belonging to the family that brought her up. Now rich and powerful, though alone, Barty is far from the cowed slum child rescued by Celia Lytton years before. But how will she act now towards the family who always made her feel she did not belong? And what secrets in the Lytton past remain to be discovered?

Publisher: London : Orion Books, 2002
ISBN: 9780752832029
0752832026
9780752832036
0752832034
9781585678426
Branch Call Number: FIC Vince
FIC Vince
Characteristics: 654 p. --

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marthabwaters
Mar 20, 2015

This is the final volume in Vincenzi's 'Spoils of Time' trilogy, which began with 'No Angel'; while technically it can be read without reading the other two, I would strongly advise against it, as it can't be fully appreciated without the preceding two volumes. Anyway, this one follows a new generation of Lyttons as older members of the family die and fade into the background, though family matriarch Celia continues to play a crucial role. Watching Celia's development from a headstrong 18-year-old who deliberately gets herself pregnant so her parents will let her marry the man she loves to a totally imperious 60-something head of a publishing house has been a joy to watch over the three books. It's refreshing to read about a female protagonist who isn't always likable; one who has cheated on her husband, who can be quite Machiavellian, who doesn't demand that you love her. (I love her anyway.) These books aren't terribly deep, they're very soapy and melodramatic, but they make you care deeply about the characters, and the pages practically turn themselves. I've thoroughly enjoyed all three; my only complaint is that the ending of this one felt a tad abrupt.

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kitty_62
Apr 24, 2011

No Angel, Something Dangerous and Into Temptation were marvelous books read in that order. Put me in mind of Barbara Taylor Bradford - Substance of a Woman series.
Excellent read.
KM

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