“ Author: Tara Moore / Format: Paperback / Date of publication: 20 January 2011 / Subcategory: Classic Fiction / Publisher: Orion Publishing Co / Title: RSVP / ISBN 13: 9781409102779 / ISBN 10: 1409102779 / Alternative EAN: 9781409104643 „
The first which attracted me to this book was the front cover, it is glitzy and glamorous. The front cover really stands out (In a good way!) compared to other novels. RSVP is mainly set in Ireland and is about two wealthy families, the Granvilles and the Morrisons.
The main characters are:
Honoria Granville - Grandmother
Ashling Morrison - stepdaughter of Copplelia Morrison
Coppelia Morrison - stepmother of Ashling Morrison
Carrick Granville - Grandson of Honoria Grandville
Other characters include:
Rossa Grandville - brother of Carrick, grandson of Honoria and engaged to Ashling
Indigo and Sapphire Grandville (twins) - cousins of Carrick and Rossa and grandchilren of Honoria
The main story initially is about the up and coming wedding of Ashling Morrison and Rossa Grandville. Carrick Grandville is the main heir to the Grandville estate and is at risk of being disinherited. Rossa would then inherit the Grandville estate if he marries Ashling. Honoria Grandville is a powerful woman and is in a long-term bitter feud with Ashling's 'wicked' stepmother Coppelia Morrison. Honoria wants the wedding to go ahead, unlike Coppelia will do everything she can to stop the wedding. There are many revelations along the way come out towards the end of the book.
Things are not what they seem. Coppelia is believed to be Ashling's stepmother. Honoria is cunning and conniving. The twins are manipulative and sadistic and Rossa is not as commited to Ashling as he makes out to be.
RSVP is not your average chick lit book, it is much darker and the many twists and turns and make it an unpredictable read. RSVP is a book of secrets, betrayals, glamour, love, sex, drugs, tragedy, incest and infedelity.
RSVP is 352 pages long is and is available currently at Amazon for just £5.49.