by Allie Pleiter

January 2005
ISBN: 0-373-78533-X
Reviewer Graphic Button Steeple Hill
Trade Paperback

Darcy Nightengale is facing a dilemma. What will she do with a million dollars? She never thought that would be a question she’d have to answer,but with her father’s death, she suddenly finds herself an orphaned heiress.

Darcy’s husband has plenty of ideas about what to do with the money. He doesn’t understand Darcy’s fixation with fulfilling her father’s last request to just give it all away.

To whom should Darcy give over a million dollars? Why should she even consider the idea when her son needs tuition paid for school and their refrigerator is on its last legs? Is there a way to satisfy her husband and his dreams in addition to doing what her father wished?

Bad Heiress Day was a bit sad to read. I cried most of the way through the book as Darcy is grieving her father. I felt for Darcy as she struggled to rediscover the purpose of her life after spending months caring for her dying father. I didn’t understand her anger at inheriting the money and I felt that the way she chooses to 'give it away’ was foolish. On the other hand, I can understand how those she chooses to help would appreciate her efforts. I certainly would have.

I appreciated the humor in the book, which was mixed in with the sadness. I had to keep reading to find out what happens next. I came to care for Darcy, her family, and friends.

Pick up a copy of Bad Heiress Day for a read you’re sure to enjoy.

Reviewed in December 2004 by Laura.

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