Robert Godwin's tumultuous ride on the Wheel of Fortune begins with his passion for his sensual cousin Ginevra, as they waltz to 'The Blue Danube' beneath the chandeliers at Oxmoon, his beloved family home in Wales. As Robert discovers, his rational, well-ordered mind will be forever altered by his obsession for Ginevra, and his destiny will be forever linked to Oxmoon by the skeletons which lurk in the family closet...
For fifty years, from the sinister summer afternoon of 1913 to the 1960s, the Godwin family are sucked into a maelstrom of passion, disorder, madness and murder. Fortunes rise and fall in this sweeping, compulsive tale, until the Wheel of Fortune finally comes full circle.
The Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch
This book is at the top of my favourite books of all time by a woman I consider to be the best author of all time.
This book has remained magical over many many years and demands to be reread and savoured over and over again without losing its ability to entertain, to enthral and to enchant.
I am so grateful to Susan Howatch for the time and effort she put into this masterpiece.