Something Dangerous

Something Dangerous

by Penny Vincenzi
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Something Dangerous by Penny Vincenzi

Something Dangerous is a riveting drama about an embattled dynasty, and a passionate, multi-layered tale of love and politics.
The dazzling Lytton twins, Adele and Venetia, are born into the great Lytton publishing empire. In 1928, on their eighteenth birthday, they are rich and admired, with a confidence verging on arrogance. But the specter of Nazi Germany is growing…Gradually their privileged world darkens in unimaginable ways—but it is not just the twins whose lives have been irrevocably changed. Barty Miller, rescued from the London slums in babyhood by Celia Lytton, is clever, ambitious, and a complete contrast to the twins—and she faces temptation of the most unexpected kind…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585677092
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Series: Spoils of Time Trilogy
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 626
Sales rank: 310,179
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Penny Vincenzi, before becoming a novelist, worked at such magazines as Vogue, Tatler, and Cosmopolitan. She is the author of The Dilemma, Almost a Crime, No Angel, Something Dangerous, Into Temptation, Sheer Abandon, An Absolute Scandal, An Outrageous Affair, Windfall, and Forbidden Places, all available from Overlook.

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Something Dangerous 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I said in my review of No Angel, if you enjoy a good family saga, this is a must read. Something Dangerous is the second book of "The Spoils of Time" trilogy; No Angel being the first. Yes, this book can stand on its own but I would highly recommend that you read No Angel first. The background in No Angel is not needed to read and enjoy Something Dangerous, but I feel strongly that it would make more sense out of what is happending with the characters to have read No Angel first. In Something Dangerous, Penny Vincenzi continues the family saga of the Lyttons creating the second generation of interesting characters. I was a little concerned about the twins being boring, but no doubt they have come to life. This is a big book, 710 pages, but well worth the time. I find myself wondering about these people's lives and what will happen next. Can't wait to finish this book and go on to the last book in this trilogy; Into Temptation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's so nice to have a book that covers all of the characters so well. I wasn't left confused or wondering why! I was left however with WANTING MORE. The thought in my mind was 'Oh thank goodness I still have the third part left to read!' I read this day and night...while getting past a back injury instead of feeling saddened I was stuck on the couch I was thrilled and the time went by too quickly! The Lytton family have the drama and flair you want to lose yourself with. The glamour of the time in this as well as the first of the series NO ANGEL was captivating! The horror of the world wars was deeply felt as well. I just began the third in the series INTO TEMPTATION and so far it continues to keep me great company. All the children grown, the grandchildren making their mark it's almost like reading about family, I know them all so well. Looking forward to her latest book. Although I am an historical fiction lover and the new one is set in our time I will read it hoping she can do her magic with her characters again in modern times.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the late 1902s, the House of Lytton publishing firm is one of the world leaders. Oliver and Celia run the firm from London, but also have successful branches in New York and Paris. Their late teen twin daughters Adele and Venetia enjoy the fruits of growing up in an affluent forward thinking family. Their brother Giles is angry that his parents force him to work his way up the chain even at an escalated pace rather than start at the top where he feels he belongs. The fourth ¿sibling¿, though not from their DNA, Barty Miller was raised by the Lyttons............................................. The winds of change blow across Europe in the 1930s as the Nazis come into power. The House of Lytton is in financial trouble even as the siblings go their separate ways. Adele and much of the family are in Paris while Venetia resides in London trying to keep a shaky marriage together. However, it is Barty living and working in New York who brings hope that the House of Lytton might weather the Nazi blitzkrieg.................................... This historical saga that predominantly provides insight into Europe and New York City in the 1930s is a tour de force that will stun readers with its imminence and strong spotlight in a world that is crashing on the English aristocracy. The story line follows the siblings especially the females as the Nazis destroyed their sheltered upbringing. Readers will appreciate how each copes and adjusts or fails with the Winds of War beginning to blow across Europe............................. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good series. Moves very well , doesn 't drag out the story line.
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A great read with very interesting characters and story line.
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A continuation of the Lytton family growing up, the characters are well developed in this chapter of the story. Plenty of excitement and suspense whether you read the first installment or not. Can't wait to read the next one.
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