Consuelo finds an inner strength, charming everyone from debutantes to diplomats including Winston Churchill, as she fights for women’s suffrage. 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. On a cold november day in 1895, a carriage approaches St Thomas Episcopal Church on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. But a deal was made, and consuelo, bred to obey, trading some of the vast Vanderbilt wealth for a title and prestige, realizes she must make the best of things.
Just 18, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late, but in tears, yet her marriage to the aloof Duke of Marlborough proceeds. Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. And when she takes a scandalous leap, can she hope to attain love at last…?From the dawning of the opulent Gilded Age, to the battles of the Second World War, 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. . Bullied into the wedding by her indomitable mother, Alva, Consuelo loves another.
Carnegie's Maid: A Novel
But clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. 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. 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. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. 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. 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. Revealing her past might ruin her future — and her family's. With captivating insight and heart, carnegie's Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist.
That Churchill Woman: A Novel
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. Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores.
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, freedom, That Churchill Woman paints a portrait of the difficult—and sometimes impossible—balance among love, one who altered the course of history.
Praise for that churchill Woman “The perfect confection of a novel. 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. As lady randolph churchill, she gave birth to a man who defined the twentieth century: her son Winston.
. 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, Prince of Wales, including Bertie, 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.
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt
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. 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 juicy and enlightening as a page in Meghan Markle's diary. Instyle“presidential darling, america’s sweetheart, national rebel: Teddy Roosevelt’s swashbuckling daughter Alice springs to life in this raucous anthem to a remarkable woman.
Kate quinn, new york times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The HuntressA sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton. Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling. As bold as her signature color alice blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves—oceans of them.
A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts
Meet alva smith vanderbilt belmont, living proof that history is made by those who know the rules—and how to break them. 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. 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. With a nod to jane austen and edith wharton, of friendship and betrayal, of social ambition and social scorn, in A Well-Behaved Woman Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman.
The It Girls: A Novel
Elinor’s novels titillate readers, and it’s even asked in polite drawing rooms if you would like to “sin with Elinor Glyn?” Her work pushes the boundaries of what’s acceptable; her foray into the glittering new world of Hollywood turns her into a world-wide phenomenon. But despite quarrels and misunderstandings, there is no bond stronger than that of the two sisters—confidants, distance and destiny, friends, rivals and the two “It Girls” of their day.
. And then came the fateful night of April 14, 1912 and the scandal that followed. Together, they were unstoppable. They rose from genteel poverty, ambitious, two beautiful sisters, witty, seductive. One sailed the Titanic and started a fashion empire. And when she married Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon her life seemed to be a fairy tale.
But success came at many costs—to her marriage and to her children. But although she writes of passion, the true love she longs for eludes her.
The Royal Nanny: A Novel
Lala knows only that these children, and the four who swiftly follow, need her steadfast loyalty and unconditional affection. But the greatest impact on charlotte’s life is made by a mere bud on the family tree: a misunderstood soul who will one day be known as the Lost Prince. Based on a seldom-told true story, this novel is perfect for everyone who is fascinated by Britain’s royal family—a behind the scenes look into the nurseries of little princes and the foibles of big princes.
April, 1897: a young nanny arrives at Sandringham, ancestral estate of the Duke and Duchess of York. So begins the unforgettable story of Charlotte Bill, who would care for a generation of royals as their parents never could. She is excited, exhausted—and about to meet royalty. The royal nanny is a seamless blend of fact and fiction—an intensely intimate, yet epic tale spanning decades, continents, and divides that only love can cross.
. Neither charlotte—lala, as her charges dub her—nor anyone else can predict that eldest sons David and Bertie will each one day be king. Young prince john needs all of lala’s love—the kind of love his parents won’t…or can’t…show him. From britain’s old wealth to the glittering excesses of Tsarist Russia; from country cottages to royal yachts, and from nursery to ballroom, Charlotte Bill witnesses history.
The Only Woman in the Room: A Novel
The new york times and USA Today Bestseller! She possessed a stunning beauty. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both?Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.
But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis. If anyone would listen to her. A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.
She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess.
Lady Clementine: A Novel
With a historian's eye and a writer's heart, Benedict provides an unforgettable glimpse into the private world of a brilliant woman whose impact and influence on world events deserves to be acknowledged. Lynda cohen loigman, usa today author of The Two-Family House and The Wartime Sisters. Entranced throughout, I discovered the secrets behind a familiar story I thought I knew.
This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill will save her husband. Deftly moving from the early nineteen hundreds through World War II, Benedict skillfully paints a vivid picture of the times and life of Clementine, the remarkable woman who was the steady force beside Winston Churchill. Patti callahan henry, New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs.
Lady clementine's powerful and spirited story is both compelling and immersive. A remarkable story of remarkable woman. Susan meissner, bestselling author of The Last Year of the War"The atmospheric prose of Marie Benedict draws me in every single time. In 1909, clementine steps off a train with her new husband, Winston.
Here is the fictionalized account of the person who was the unequivocal wind beneath Winston Churchill's wings — a woman whose impact on the world-shaper that was WW2 has been begging to be told. From marie benedict, the new york times bestselling author of the Only Woman in the Room! An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill.
Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket.
The Other Einstein: A Novel
Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. Poe, the other einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. But mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage.
Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. One of popsugar's "25 books You're Going to Curl Up with this Fall. The other einstein takes you into Mileva's heart, mind, and study as she tries to forge a place for herself in a scientific world dominated by men.
Bustlein the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. It is the story of einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. Mitza maric has always been a little different from other girls.
Meet Me in Monaco: A Novel of Grace Kelly's Royal Wedding
When struggling perfumer sophie duval shelters miss kelly in her boutique to fend off a persistent British press photographer, love, James Henderson, a bond is forged between the two women and sets in motion a chain of events that stretches across thirty years of friendship, and tragedy. James henderson cannot forget his brief encounter with Sophie Duval.
A fragrant french bonbon of a book: love, perfume, glamour, and paparazzi all circling around the wedding of the century. Kate quinn, new york times bestselling author of THE ALICE NETWORK and THE HUNTRESS. Named one of instyle's best books to put in your totebag for the summer!named one of popsugar’s best books to put in your beachbag this summer and one of the best books of July!Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and unforgettable wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Côte d’Azur in this page-turning novel of passion, fate and second chances.
. Movie stars and paparazzi flock to Cannes for the glamorous film festival, but Grace Kelly, the biggest star of all, wants only to escape from the flash-bulbs. Despite his guilt at being away from his daughter, he takes an assignment to cover the wedding of the century, sailing with Grace Kelly’s wedding party on the SS Constitution from New York.