Publication Order of Spoils Of Time Books
|No Angel||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Something Dangerous||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Into Temptation||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Old Sins||(1989)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Wicked Pleasures||(1992)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|An Outrageous Affair||(1993)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Another Woman||(1994)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Forbidden Places||(1995)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Dilemma||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Windfall||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Almost a Crime||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sheer Abandon||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|An Absolute Scandal||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Best of Times||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|More Than You Know||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Perfect Heritage||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Short Stories
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|There's One Born Every Minute: A Survival Guide for Parents||(1984)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Taking Stock: Over 75 Years of the Oxo Cube||(1985)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Penny Vincenzi is a popular author in UK with 4 daughters where in she uses to divide her time between London and Gower, South Whales. She has written 14 best selling novels since she published her debut novel Old Since in 1989.
When she was sixteen, she has her first proper job at Harrods Library and has a secretarial job at college. She became a journalist of the Times, Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan before she have her way in fictional writing. After several years, she was able to sell over 4 million copies of her book worldwide and she hold the title of being the “doyenne of the modern blockbuster”.
It is very minimal to hear her name around, but her name is shown in every book she works. All of her book has it her name written on it, covering almost 50% of the whole book cover. She was able to sold seven million books and already written her 17th novel A Perfect Heritage.
Unluckily, she develops a rare blood disorder in year 2011. The blood disorder resulted to pneumonia, organ shutdown and kidney failure. Two year before she discovered the blood disorder, she lost Paul, her husband, after a sudden death due to brain tumor. To recover from grief, Vincenzi get back to work through writing another book.
Vincenzi is known at writing family sagas in old fashion with modern themes on sex and business. She also started her career as a fashion and beauty journalist in the Swinging Sixties. She started writing books in the eighties because on that time sex and shopping novels are in demand and have mad money advances.
She was able to auction her debut novel Old Sins for £100,000. As of today, Vincenzi is full of glamour with a stoic attitude. Most of her books have about 1000 pages which happen naturally with any of her idea. After it, she worked in a cosmetics company in marketing department but mostly, she works as a journalist.
Most character on her new novel is a powerful woman which looks at a family-run cosmetic company’s financial problem. She thought that it is difficult for women to negotiate conflict between work and home life. She is grateful to writing for it was the thing that got her from her husband’s death.
One of Vincenzi’s known book series is “The Spoils of Time”. The first book, No Angel, tackles about sweeping saga of power, family politics, passion riveting drama and fervent love story. It runs around the life of a beautiful and strong-willed daughter of a wealthy aristocrat Celia Lytton. She was able to move through life after making difficult and dangerous decision that affect others, her husband, her children and herself. Celia’s intrusion was able to transform her child’s life, Sylvia Miller, as well as her husband’s pretentious elder sister. Celia made the most dangerous decision in her life after transforming Sebastian Brooke’s life.
Vincenzi’s book No Angels sets against London and New York’s confusing backdrop in World War One. No Angel is known for the numerous real characters and perfectly ill villains, eccentrics and manipulators. This book was sold with more than 3.5 million copies, which sets Vincenzi as one of the world’s preeminent writers of popular fiction. This book with an engaging pack of characters in the Lytton clan was able to help Vincenzi find a path to her writing career
On the other hand, second book, “Something Dangerous”, was released which revolves around the Adele and Venetia, the dazzling Lytton twins who were born after the great publishing empire of Lytton. The rich and admired twins are known for their confidence and arrogance. On their eighteenth birthday on 1982, the specter of Nazi Germany seems to be increasing. The twins privileged world become unclear in so many unthinkable ways. It may have affected the twin’s life but a larger effect was imparted to Barty Miller who was rescued by Celia Lytton from the slums of London. Barty is known to be ambitious and clever which is a lot different and incomparable to the twins. But unluckily, she was able to encounter temptation of the most unexpected way.
The story of this book was set during the World War Two and covers the life of the Lytton family. In this book, Vincenzi was able to put the characters into interesting tight spots and showed how to respond the characters were able to handle the depression of war. The readers of this book where hooked on the Lytton’s family and where very eager on when will the third book be released.
The third book of this trilogy runs around the life Barty Miller, who was introduced on the second book as Celia Lytton’s daughter, and what secrets was she able to unravel about her bloodline. This was set after the end of the World War Two. Peace might be declared after the war but the ravages in Lytton’s family remains. As Barty known more secrets about her family, a secret was revealed to her that gives her a great shock and effect in her life.
Vincenzi’s “The Spoil of Time” trilogy characters show the reader how difficult is it to live within the path of your bloodline. It also showed that no matter how much you hide the truth; it will always find a way to be discovered and revealed. With the help of this book, the readers were able to experience the life of how difficult can it be during a war and how overwhelming is it once peace is reclaimed. The first book main character seems to resemble her. The books also showed how important family is and how can you affect your bloodline.
The stories will help you realize that you should think properly before creating a decision. Once you created decisions, you are not the only one affected by it, but everyone around you. You may not have known who would it be, you may affect your partner, children or parents life or anybody around you.
Vincenzi was able to show the women and everyone to have strength. She is an evidence of real strength wherein she was able to cope with her husband’s death and was able to accomplish something as she tries to recover from great pain. She also has suffered from a near death illness which doesn’t let her down.