Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature where I highlight a soon to be release title I am excited to read.

This week's pick:  A Well Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Ann Fowler
Due out: October 16, 2018

Synopsis taken from Amazon:

The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family in as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the 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. Ignored by New York’s old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built 9 mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. 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.
With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman. Meet Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, living proof that history is made by those who know the rules―and how to break them.

1 comment:

Kay said...

Bet this one is good. Thanks for featuring it. I'll put it on my list to watch for.