Tiny has been the chosen one from the three sisters to do the "right" thing. Marry well and upwards and keep the Schuyler flag flying. Despite being attracted to someone else, she does what is expected and marries Frank, a high flying son of a family which wants to reach the very highest pinnacle in politics in the land.
By her side the Hardcastle family believe that Frank can reach the top and they are ruthless and determined that he and they should achieve this. A girl like Tiny is a mere small obstacle but she is a vital cog for appearances sake - the close knit family is of importance to the American public.
Life never moves smoothly and her sister's appearance in her life, along with her former lover Caspian and the appearance of the first of several letters and photographs from her past life blackmailing her ruffles what was smooth sailing. How to deal with each of them in turn and not disrupt the campaign is Tiny's focus. Her love for Caspian aside, she is loyal to her husband and does not want to rock the boat at this stage. Frank's philandering is well known but when it hits very close to home and her unexpected discovery of what exactly Frank is upto puts the cat amongst the pigeons!
The unexpected twist added piquancy to the story and turned it on its head. Very well told this story of a family in politics coupled with a family saga was an interesting one.
Sent to me by Netgalley courtesy of Penguin Group Putnam