The Vassers are America’s greatest family, an empire forged in steel and stone, wealth and prestige. They’re in the business of luxury hotels…and murder. When the truth is exposed through the letters of a dead woman, all hell breaks loose. The family tries to cope with the allegation that what they thought was a decades old suicide was actually the cold-blooded murder of one of their own.


When I was a teenager I was enamored of the Days of Our Lives. You remember, the soap opera extraordinaire in which love affairs, secret deals and heartbreaking romances are served up in daily hour long segments? I watched that show for years and loved it.

Then I watched an episode as an adult and was far less impressed. Why? The characters were pretty much the same (some were even played by the same actors), the plot line had continued, the thrills, chills and intrigue were all there, just as they had been before. The only way I can explain it is that I had changed. There was nothing wrong with the show, but I was different and it was no longer my cup of cinematic tea.

When Empires Fall by Katie Jennings made me think fondly of Days of Our Lives. It has all the hallmarks of a really good soap. Deeply driven characters, fantastic settings, star crossed lovers, passion/hatred and a super-rich protagonist whose empire is endangered by a mysterious secret that isn’t even his. Plot twists abound, but each one is logical and well presented. There’s even an adorably spunky female heroine trying to make her way in the world. (She was my favorite character.)

For anyone who enjoys this genre, you will probably love When Empires Fall and the entire Vassar Legacy Series. It is a hot blooded read with interesting characters and an engaging plot.

The Author

International bestselling Author Katie Jennings is the author of six full length novels, including the popular fantasy series The Dryad Quartet as well as the bestselling family drama series The Vasser Legacy.

She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and cat, who both think she’s the biggest nerd ever. She’s a firm believer in happy endings and loves nothing more than a great romance novel.

You can find out more about Katie on her official website,

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