Well, I loved Kane and Abel and I was absolutely excited to read Prodigal Daughter – the story of Florentina, Abel’s daughter. Oh boy, the disappointment! The entire story from book 1 was rehashed with additional details for about 10 chapters. All the dialogue, all the events, all the people. The only things that were added here and there was how Florentina grew up in a rich Polish household and how she was bullied in school due to her immigrant father’s background.

These two strong wills really made the first book shine, whereas the summary retelling in this book was a bit disappointing. These two strong wills really made the first book shine, whereas the summary retelling in this book was a bit disappointing.
The latter half of the book deals with Florentyna’s life in politics. I found this to be rather dry at times, and somewhat predictable as to where Florentyna would eventually end up.

The story

9780001047655_p0_v1_s550x406.jpgWith a will of steel, Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel’s daughter. She shares with her father a love of America, his ideals, and his dream for the future. But she wants more to be the first female president.

Golden boy Richard Kane was born into a life of luxury. The scion of a banking magnate he is successful, handsome, and determined to carve his own path in the world-and to
build a future with the woman he loves.

With Florentyna’s ultimate goal only a heartbeat away, both are about to discover the shattering price of power as a titanic battle of betrayal and deception reaches out from the past-a blood feud between two generations that threatens to destroy everything Florentyna and Richard have fought to achieve.

“Florentyna sent a directive to all managers in the Group that the finest suite in each hotel was no longer to be the Presidential Suite but was to be renamed the George Novak Suite.”

The Good Bits

If you want a book depicting a strong and independent woman, you came to the right place.
If you want a book dealing with the ins and outs of politics, again true to the case.

The Bad Bits

The protagonist was born with a silver spoon in an affluent family. No struggle to power like I’ve seen in book 1.
The characters are pretty bland with the exception of Richard.
The ending was hopelessly boring.