The Fortune Hunter

Author(s): Daisy Goodwin


In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything - except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She comes looking for excitement and she finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied. Full of passion and drama, THE FORTUNE HUNTER tells the true story of a nineteenth century Queen of Hearts and a cavalry captain, and the struggle between love and duty.


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From the author of the bestselling, MY LAST DUCHESS - and for any fans of Downton Abbey.

'A wonderful guilty pleasure... the relief of reading a novel that puts enjoyment first' Amanda Foreman, Sunday Telegraph 'Sparkling and thoroughly engaging...highly enjoyable' The Times 'Pure, light-hearted, unpretentious entertainment' Sunday Express

Daisy Goodwin was educated at Cambridge and Columbia University. She is a television producer and has edited a number of poetry anthologies. In 2010 her first novel, My Last Duchess was published to critical acclaim and she was chair of the judging panel of the Orange Prize for Fiction. She is married with two daughters.

General Fields

  • : 9780755348091
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Headline Review
  • : April 2014
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Daisy Goodwin
  • : Hardback
  • : 823.92
  • : 480