By Tina Jordan
Updated May 11, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Sheer Abandon

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  • Book
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Like the classic guilty pleasure Lace, Penny Vincenzi’s Sheer Abandon follows three friends, one of whom secretly gave birth to a girl — now a beautiful teen — who comes looking for her mom. Which one abandoned a newborn at Heathrow 20-some years ago — Martha, the cool, smooth lawyer now dabbling in politics? Clio, a doctor caught in a loveless marriage? Or Jocasta, the brash, enterprising reporter? Abandon lacks the delicate detail and pacing that marked Vincenzi’s fabulous trilogy about the Lyttons, a British publishing dynasty, but it’s a satisfying beach read nonetheless: delightfully long and packed with intrigue, sex, and a distinctly British nastiness. B

Sheer Abandon

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Penny Vincenzi
publisher
  • Doubleday

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