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Marrying Money: Lady Diana's Story by [O'Connell, Glenys]
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Length: 97 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Diana, Lady Ashburnham, needs to find a rich husband, and fast.
She's the last of an aristocratic line stretching back 500 years, and she's broke. The family fortunes have been eaten up by the crumbling mansion and impoverished estate. Not wanting to be known as the 'Ashburnham Who Lost The Lot', she refuses to sell off heirloom jewellery or let the estate be auctioned off to a millionaire or heavy metal rock star.
That's when Diana has her Great Idea – she'll follow a new take on the way her ancestors raised money – by marrying money!
So Diana corals her best friend, commoner Sally Barnes, into joining her on a trip to Ireland to try to net a – preferably titled – millionaire. After all, with the Celtic Tiger economic boom, Ireland is supposed to be awash with wealthy guys. As she tells Sally, Ashburnham ancestors plundered Ireland with Cromwell, so why shouldn’t Diana do a bit of plundering there herself?
Sally, very much a common commoner from a council house, reluctantly agrees to the trip.
They hook up with Diana's very pretentious but untitled cousin, Mairead, who married money herself – a wealthy 'paper products' entrepreneur. His line of work has led to many rude family jokes, but Diana has to admit that Mairead had landed herself in the lap of luxury with her marriage choices.
It looks like Diana isn’t going to be so lucky. Not only do the very valuable Ashburnham Emeralds disappear at the Galway Races, where Sally, not Diana, is chosen the winner of the Ladies' Day Prize, but there seems a huge shortage of titled wealthy young men who would be willing to fork out the millions required to keep Alexandria House, the Ashburnham estate, and Diana all in the style to which they want to become accustomed.......

Reviews For Marrying Money (First Edition):
4.5 star review from The Long & The Short:
Take a pile of crumbling stones called Alexandria House, add in a garrulous narrator, and you’re all set for a romp through a series of comedic calamities.
Ms. O’Connell marries comedy and suspense together as tightly as bindweed. She captures the idiocyncrinacies of the English class system so beautifully, then adds in some Irish blarney, and hey presto, you’re off again, until the tears of laughter stream down your face.
Her heroine, Lady Diane is larger than life and willing to admit to her flaws. Sally, her best friend, but ‘not her social equal’ is as Dr. Watson to Sherlock Holmes. She brings balance to events, and still manages to throw in some thought provoking personal digs, just when Lady D is in full flow.
Lady D is so busy looking for ‘The Right Man’, to save her estates, she doesn’t see him when he’s standing under her nose.
Bob the Builder, Ms. O’Connell’s hero, is everything a hero should be, but for Lady D, so entrenched in a search for a man from her own social echelon, he’s not in the running.
Lady D has lessons to learn, and part of the suspense is created when it seems she may not learn them in time.
If you enjoy reading about settings you feel you are standing in, surrounded by a vibrant cast of characters, with a pot-full of suspense and a happy-ever-after, then this is the book for you. If you can stop laughing long enough to clear your eyes of tears, that is!

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By Marion H. Campbell (Burbank, CA, US) -
This review is from: Marrying Money: Lady Diana's Story (Kindle Edition)
What happens when two girlfriends try to find the perfect rich man to marry? Great romp, fun book! Add a cool drink and the beach, and this makes for perfect summer reading.

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  • Print Length: 97 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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2.0 out of 5 stars Meh 24 February 2014
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The main character is a callous, selfish shrew. She treats everyone around her like crap. The book would have been more satisfying if she'd wound up as alone as she deserved. Seriously, not a single redeeming quality. The 'love interest' is barely seen, aside from the anti-climatic ending. Spelling and grammar/editting errors abound, which I can overlook when characters and plot are decent. I'm glad this was free or I'd be, for the 1st time in my life, looking to get a refund rather than leave a review.
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful! 19 February 2014
By Claribel C. Janer - Published on
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This book is amusing, witty, delightful and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Looking forward to more books from the same author.
4.0 out of 5 stars great summer read 2 September 2010
By Marion H. Campbell - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
What happens when two girlfriends try to find the perfect rich man to marry? Great romp, fun book! Add a cool drink and the beach, and this makes for perfect summer reading.
2.0 out of 5 stars I want my time back!! 30 September 2015
By Lulu - Published on
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So glad this was free or I would have been pissed! To much rambling, you didn't see enough of Bill or Bob the builder to formulate any love interest..or know that he was interested in Lady Diana..there was zero character build up, that I felt cheated of my time and effort to finish reading this book. To many inner dialogue and not enough character to characters dialogue. The author should re title the book!! The title is mis leading in that you thought you get both main characters interaction?! I gave it a 2 because of not cliff hanger! I really wanted to give it -0 stars!