When a young Englishwoman of immense vitality and fierce ambition falls in love with a powerful and wealthy businessman, her life and desires become intertwined with the fate of his Wall Street family and the secret affairs of their empire in this New York Times bestseller.
When ambitious and vivacious Dinah Slade falls in love with American millionaire Paul van Zale, she becomes passionately and dangerously involved with his private and public life. As their relationship unfolds, so does a violent battle over his business empire and a ruthless struggle between two women aiming to win his heart.
The Rich Are Different follows Dinah Slade through love and struggles as she drifts through the boardrooms of Wall Street across the ocean to the Norfolk Broads. Spanning two decades from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression and World War II, Dinah bets everything on winning the fights of business and love, no matter the cost.
Susan Howatch is a British novelist who has penned bestselling mysteries, family sagas, and other novels. Howatch was born in Surrey, England, and began writing as a teen, publishing her first book when she moved to the United States in 1964.