Into Temptation [NOOK Book]

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The third in the Lytton family trilogy (Something Dangerous; No Angel) takes the patrician English clan-and all its jockeying for power, money and approval-into the second half of the 20th century. Set in London and New York, the novel opens in 1953 with the Lyttons in an uproar, as matriarch Celia drops two bombshells: she's leaving Lytton's, the family publishing house she has run for decades, and marrying sportsman Lord "Bunny" Arden. (Her husband Oliver died only a year earlier.) Baffled, her children contemplate how these changes will affect their careers and inheritances. Meanwhile, the narrative turns to Barty Miller, Celia's adopted daughter, who runs Lytton's New York and controls the majority share of the house thanks to her first husband's wealth, and Barty's headstrong daughter, Jenna. Barty also marries again, to Charlie Patterson, a smooth operator of relatively modest means who turns out not to be all that he appears to be. As this page-turner nears its conclusion, the Lytton family fortunes come under threat from the resentful Charlie. Will Barty and Jenna manage to preserve the Lytton legacy? Period color, deliciously shocking revelations and showy characterizations heighten this romance, which should be one of the summer's guilty pleasures. (Sept.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
While not as engaging as No Angel, which introduced us to the Lytton publishing family, nor as interesting as the World War II background used in Something Dangerous, this satisfying conclusion to Vincenzi's trilogy does a good job of wrapping up this patrician British family's story. It is now 1953, and Celia's now-adult grandchildren are mixed up in their own trials and tribulations. Celia has announced her retirement from the publishing house while adopted daughter Barty Miller, who runs the New York branch of the company, marries a man who may threaten the family business. Vincenzi does not lose the reader by focusing on too many characters, which can sometimes happen in a family saga. She concentrates instead on only a few of the grandchildren: Lucas, Noni, Jenna, and Izzy. And of course, Celia, the matriarch, has her hand in everything as always. Filled with family secrets, adultery, lies, and love, this third book will definitely not disappoint fans of the Lytton clan. For popular fiction collections.-Marianne Fitzgerald, Annapolis, MD Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590208007
  • Publisher: Overlook
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 96,085
  • File size: 825 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2009

    Best Trilogy in Years!

    I will start by saying this book is the third book of the trilogy. After reading No Angel and Something Dangerous, the first two books of the trilogy, I could not wait to find out what else is going on in these engaging characters lives. As I said in my review of the second book of the trilogy, I encourage you to read these books in the order in which they were written. I would be lost in Into Temptation if I read this book without reading the first two. I did enjoy the first two books slightly better but I was not going to sleep until I read the last book. I am so glad that I did. I liked the way it ended. This family saga was the best family saga I have read in years. The characters are wonderful and come to life; with some you love, some you hate and some you hate but love anyway! I enjoyed every page of each of these books and am a little sad that I am finished reading about this engaging family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2009

    Best in the trilogy

    Into Temptation is the final book in this trilogy by Penny Vincenzi and the best one !  The children have grown , secrets are found out and lots of drama !  The entire trilogy is an easy read which will keep you captivated by  the women in the Lytton family.  Highly recommended .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2008

    wonderful

    This trilogy was one of the best reads ever. Well worth the investment for the three books. Her characters were believable, human and engrossing. <BR/>Loved every minute of the books. Passed them on to family and they also loved them. <BR/><BR/>Made me a Vinzenci fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2005

    Keep them coming

    I read No Angel and all I could say was wow. After that, I found Something Dangerous at Barnes and Noble and I was thrilled to find out the book had the same characters just some of them were grown. Then, when I found out there was a third book, I could not hide my elation. Into Temptation is such an amazing book. I hope Penny keeps them coming.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    Amazing family saga. So sad to see it end.

    Amazing family saga. So sad to see it end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2008

    Penny Vincenzi is a tremendous story teller!

    Celia Lytton is an extremely strong character in all three books. All other characters are also quite wonderful. The story that continues through the books is very well constructed. I enjoyed all three very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

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    This was not as good as the first two but there was no way to stop reading the story at this point! The characters caused all sorts of reactions from sadness to outrage! Charlie was someone you wanted to throttle! But in the end I understood why it ended the way it did even though I wanted Charlie GONE! But the first two novels NO ANGEL and SOMETHING DANGEROUS were outstanding and I came to know the Lytton Family as if they were my own. Which is what a good book will do, swallow you whole into the pages!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    powerful 1950s tale

    In the Coronation Year 1953 septuagenarian Lady Celia Lytton makes two shocking announcements that everyone who knows her assumes she is terminally ill. After five decades with Lyttons Publishing and known as its life force since her spouse Oliver died, she informs her stunned family and others that she is retiring to marry long time friend Lord Arden. The family members react differently, but all share a stunning disbelief. --- Meanwhile Lytton Publishing is in trouble in spite of the efforts of the Lytton next generation to modernize and compete in a new age of book making at a time that they have lost their two symbols, Celia and Oliver in the past year. The only hope of rescue resides in New York where Barty Miller runs her own publishing house while also owning powerful shares of Lyttons Publishing stock. Celia believes her Barty who she rescued from the slums so many years ago will save the firm other family members know how they mistreated the slum child as beneath them and fear she will retaliate by burying Lyttons Publishing. --- The third ¿Spoils of Time¿ tale continues the Lytton family saga started with NO ANGEL (World War I) and continued in SOMETHING DANGEROUS (1930s). Whereas the first two dramas concentrated mostly on Celia, this time the plot focuses predominantly on Barty. As with the first two tales, other family members are highlighted just to a lesser degree. Fans of insightful historical dramas that center on people and families will enjoy Penny Vincenzi¿s powerful 1950s tale that can be read alone, but better when following SOMETHING DANGEROUS as much of Barty¿s decision making motives are formed in the previous novel. --- Harriet Klausner

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