. But alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement. Ignored by new york’s old-money circles and determined to win respect, hosted grand balls, she designed and built nine mansions, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke.
A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts #ad - The new york times and usa today bestsellerthe riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, written by Therese Anne Fowler, a New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Alva smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America’s great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts.
Z: A Novel of Zelda FitzgeraldSt. Martin's Press #ad - Everyone wants to meet the dashing young author of the scandalous novel—and his witty, perhaps even more scandalous wife. The inspiration for the television drama z: the beginning of everythINGI wish I could tell everyone who thinks we're ruined, Look closer…and you'll see something extraordinary, mystifying, something real and true.
Who is zelda, too? with brilliant insight and imagination, other than the wife of a famous—sometimes infamous—husband? How can she forge her own identity while fighting her demons and Scott's, Therese Anne Fowler's New York Times bestseller brings us Zelda's irresistible story as she herself might have told it.
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald #ad - But not even Jay Gatsby's parties go on forever. Zelda bobs her hair, adopts daring new fashions, and revels in this wild new world. Troubles, at first, seem to fade like morning mist. Before long, the "ungettable" zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn't wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame.
Her father is deeply unimpressed. We have never been what we seemed. When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. But after scott sells his first novel, to Scribner's, This Side of Paradise, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him in the vestry of St.
American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo VanderbiltWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - And when she takes a scandalous leap, to the battles of the second World War, can she hope to attain love at last…?From the dawning of the opulent Gilded Age, American Duchess is a riveting tale of one woman’s quest to attain independence—at any price. At blenheim palace, consuelo is confronted with an overwhelming list of duties, including producing an “heir and a spare, ” but her relationship with the duke quickly disintegrates.
Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. . Before there was meghan Markle, there was Consuelo Vanderbilt, the original American Duchess. Perfect for readers of Jennifer Robson and lovers of Downton Abbey. Karen harper tells the tale of consuelo vanderbilt, her “The Wedding of the Century” to the Duke of Marlborough, and her quest to find meaning behind “the glitter and the gold.
American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt #ad - On a cold november day in 1895, a carriage approaches St Thomas Episcopal Church on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Just 18, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late, but in tears, yet her marriage to the aloof Duke of Marlborough proceeds. Consuelo finds an inner strength, charming everyone from debutantes to diplomats including Winston Churchill, as she fights for women’s suffrage.
Bullied into the wedding by her indomitable mother, Alva, Consuelo loves another. But a deal was made, trading some of the vast Vanderbilt wealth for a title and prestige, and Consuelo, bred to obey, realizes she must make the best of things.
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice RooseveltBerkley #ad - As bold as her signature color alice blue, cigarette-smoking, the gum-chewing, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves—oceans of them. With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements.
But washington, dc is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth-talking congressman it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon. As alice soldiers through the devastation of two world wars and brazens out a cutting feud with her famous Roosevelt cousins, it's no wonder everyone in the capital refers to her as the Other Washington Monument—and Alice intends to outlast them all.
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. Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling.
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter in the 'Gilded Age' Text Only: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter in the Gilded AgeHarperPress #ad - The family trees contained within this ebook are best viewed on a tablet. A fabulously wealthy new york beauty marries a cold-hearted British aristocrat at the behest of her Machiavellian mother – then leaves him to become a prominent Suffragette. Consuelo vanderbilt was one of the greatest heiresses of the late 19th-century, a glittering prize for suitors on both sides of the Atlantic.
This captivating biography tells of the lives of mother and daughter: the story of the fairytale wedding and its nightmarish aftermath, and an account of how both women went on to dedicate their lives to the dramatic fight for women’s rights, in the light of their own suffering. When she married, 000 onlookers gathered, a crowd of over 2, and newspapers frenziedly reported every detail of the event, right down to the bridal underwear.
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter in the 'Gilded Age' Text Only: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter in the Gilded Age #ad - It was not consuelo, but her domineering mother who had forced the marriage through. Even by the standards of the day the glamorous, eighteen-year-old had made an outstanding match: she had ensnared the twenty-four-year-old Duke of Marlborough, the most eligible peer in Great Britain. Yet the bride’s swollen face, barely hidden under the veil, presaged the unhappiness that lay in the couple’s painful twelve-year future.
That Churchill Woman: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Raised to think for herself and careless of English society rules, the new Lady Randolph Churchill quickly becomes a London sensation: adored by some, despised by others. Forced to decide where her heart truly belongs, Jennie risks everything—even her son—and disrupts lives, including her own, on both sides of the Atlantic.
When the nineteen-year-old beauty agrees to marry the son of a duke she has known only three days, the reckless men who surround Bertie, she’s instantly swept up in a whirlwind of British politics and the breathless social climbing of the Marlborough House Set, Prince of Wales. We’re introduced to Jennie in all of her passion and keen intelligence and beauty.
That Churchill Woman: A Novel #ad - Breathing new life into jennie’s legacy and the glittering world over which she reigned, and obligation, while capturing the spirit of an unforgettable woman, That Churchill Woman paints a portrait of the difficult—and sometimes impossible—balance among love, freedom, one who altered the course of history.
Praise for that churchill Woman “The perfect confection of a novel. Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores. Jennie is inescapably drawn to the brilliant and seductive Count Charles Kinsky—diplomat, skilled horse-racer, deeply passionate lover.
While she is surrounded by a cast of late-Victorian celebrities, including Bertie, Prince of Wales, it’s always Jennie who shines and takes the center stage she was born to. Melanie benjamin, new york times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. Their affair only intensifies as randolph Churchill’s sanity frays, and Jennie—a woman whose every move on the public stage is judged—must walk a tightrope between duty and desire.
A Good Neighborhood: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - Yes, it’s that good. Jodi picoult, tight-knit north carolina neighborhood, a verdant, #1 new york times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of LightIn Oak Knoll, Xavier, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, who’s headed to college in the fall.
I finished a Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. A feast of a read. A good neighborhood asks big questions about life in america today—what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye?—as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.
A Good Neighborhood: A Novel #ad - All is well until the whitmans—a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter—raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace. With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.
Blue DiaryBerkley #ad - Ethan ford's life as an irreproachable family man and heroic volunteer fireman has come to an end—and Jorie Ford's life is coming apart. Alice hoffman, the bestselling author of The Rules of Magic, asks how we can find the courage to face the unthinkable in this compelling New York Times Notable Book.
When ethan ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morning, none of his neighbors would guess that for more than thirteen years, he has been running from his past. But sometimes locks spring open, and the devastating truths of Ethan Ford's history shatter the small-town peace of Monroe, affecting family and friends alike.
Blue Diary #ad - Now, the police are at the door. But others, including his wife and son, and wondering what remains true when so much is shown to be false—and how capable we really are of change. Some of the residents of Monroe are rallying behind Ethan. His true nature has been locked away, as hidden as his real identity.
The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest HomeAtria Books #ad - But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House. From the author of the new york times bestseller the Girls of Atomic City comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States. Orphaned at a young age, edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families.
He summoned the famous landscape architect frederick law olmsted to tame the grounds, 000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125, 000 acres of North Carolina wilderness.
When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, and her community, her home, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore—and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy. The last castle is the unique American story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.
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Newlywed edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. She grew up in newport and paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society.
Carnegie's Maid: A NovelSourcebooks Landmark #ad - The usa today bestsellerfrom the author of The Only Woman in the Room comes the mesmerizing tale of what kind of woman could have inspired an American dynasty. Clara kelley is not who they think she is. What clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her.
But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist.
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She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets.
Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of VanderbiltWilliam Morrow #ad - The family patriarch, "the commodore, " built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.
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