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Feature book: The Heir from Nowhere

9 March 2011

The Heir From Nowhere by Trish Morey

UK Modern, March 2011
Aust/NZ Sexy, April 2011
US Presents, June 2011

Angelina Cameron is a woman from a very working class suburb of Sydney. She lives in the house her mother left her when she died. She has very recently divorced and her husband left her as she wouldn’t abort the child she carried (and he was having an affair). Angie, and her now ex-husband, went through the IVF program but something went wrong and Angie was impregnated with the fertilised egg of another man and his wife. Angie contacts the real father to tell him she is happy to have their baby. Angie doesn’t realise that the father-to-be is a very wealthy man and the mother is no longer alive. Angie also has problems with her greedy ex but, as Angie learns, lawyers talk and make things happen.

Dominic Pirelli is very suspicious of Angie and her motives. Why would she not want to hand over the baby for money? Dominic doesn’t understand Angie’s thinking but he very slowly comes to realise that she doesn’t have an ulterior motive but a genuine love of children and wanting to present him with this gift of a child. As he comes to understand that Angie is not at all like his deceased wife, he knows she is someone he should treasure.

One thing I liked about this story was Dominic’s surprise at Angie’s appetite. When he first sees her she is very thin due to morning sickness and probably some lack in her diet. When they are in the restaurant, he counts the time when she will leave the table and get rid of her lunch in the ladies restroom. He continues to have low expectations of her but she always makes him re-think his ideas.

The other thing I liked was that Angie might usually blend with the crowd but she was really made to come to life in this story and her initial struggles almost become the reader’s and you feel sympathy for her and her situation. Given her life circumstances and the events in her life, she doesn’t expect much and when she falls into Dominic’s sphere, she still wants to keep things as normal for her as possible. Through her actions, she was then able to bring to Dominic an awareness of himself and most certainly those that he had tried to squash.

I really enjoyed this story of a man from the wrong side of the tracks made good and the woman from that same area with the genuine heart. I really hoped that Angie would find what she deserved and that Dominic found the peace he desired. It was a fairy tale ending.

reviewed by Heather K

The review copy of this book is available as a giveaway. All members who leave a comment will go in the draw to win.

The competition has now closed. The winner of the book giveaway was Aimee.

  1. Laine permalink
    12 March 2011 2:50 am

    Enjoyed the story and the characters and especially the setting. It’s not often you read about the Western Suburbs of Sydney.

    Well done for writing an enjoyable story, Trish.

  2. Aimee permalink
    11 March 2011 10:31 pm

    Great review Heather. Sounds really good!

  3. 11 March 2011 10:03 am

    What a wonderfully topical story, Trish! And a great review, Heather. Look forward to reading it in April 🙂

  4. Heather permalink
    10 March 2011 11:03 am

    I can honestly say that I really did enjoy The Heir from Nowhere. It really will be worth the read.

  5. 9 March 2011 11:12 pm

    I’m just so thrilled with the review! The Heir from Nowhere has had some wonderful reader feedback, and ARRA’s review is the icing on the cake!

    Thank you ARRA! Can’t wait to see you all at ARRC!

  6. Daz permalink
    9 March 2011 8:23 pm

    Great review, Heather. Thanks.

  7. Barbara permalink
    9 March 2011 8:16 pm

    Good review Heather… makes you want to but this one…. another to add to the list


  8. Carolann permalink
    9 March 2011 1:02 pm

    Thanks for the review I think I will like The Heir From Nowhere & its now on my TBR list = )

  9. Anita Joy permalink
    9 March 2011 12:00 pm

    Love the title! Sounds like a fab read.

  10. Nas permalink
    9 March 2011 11:03 am

    Wow! What a story! I would so love to read this book. Definitely going on my TBR list.

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