Forced to decide where her heart truly belongs, including her own, Jennie risks everything—even her son—and disrupts lives, 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, she’s instantly swept up in a whirlwind of British politics and the breathless social climbing of the Marlborough House Set, the reckless men who surround Bertie, Prince of Wales.
. The paris wife meets pbs’s victoria in this enthralling novel of the life and loves of one of history’s most remarkable women: Winston Churchill’s scandalous American mother, Jennie Jerome. 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.
That Churchill Woman: A Novel #ad - Jennie is inescapably drawn to the brilliant and seductive Count Charles Kinsky—diplomat, skilled horse-racer, deeply passionate lover. Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores. But as the family’s influence soars, scandals explode and tragedy befalls the Churchills.
We’re introduced to Jennie in all of her passion and keen intelligence and beauty.
American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo VanderbiltWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - At blenheim palace, including producing an “heir and a spare, Consuelo is confronted with an overwhelming list of duties, ” but her relationship with the duke quickly disintegrates. 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. Just 18, but in tears, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late, yet her marriage to the aloof Duke of Marlborough proceeds.
American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt #ad - Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. Bullied into the wedding by her indomitable mother, Alva, Consuelo loves another. . But a deal was made, bred to obey, and Consuelo, trading some of the vast Vanderbilt wealth for a title and prestige, realizes she must make the best of things.
Consuelo finds an inner strength, charming everyone from debutantes to diplomats including Winston Churchill, as she fights for women’s suffrage. 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.
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice RooseveltBerkley #ad - 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 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. 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.
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt #ad - 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.
The Kennedy DebutanteBerkley #ad - Eager to escape the watchful eye of her strict mother, kick is ready to strike out on her own and is soon swept off her feet by Billy Hartington, Rose; the antics of her older brothers, Jack and Joe; and the erratic behavior of her sister Rosemary, the future Duke of Devonshire. A riveting reimagining of a true tale of forbidden love.
People the captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America's greatest political dynasties. And when war breaks like a tidal wave across her world, Billy is ripped from her arms as the Kennedys are forced to return to the States.
The Kennedy Debutante #ad - London, 1938. The effervescent "it girl" of london society since her father was named the ambassador, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy moves in rarefied circles, rubbing satin-covered elbows with some of the twentieth century's most powerful figures. But their love is forbidden, as Kick's devout Catholic family and Billy's staunchly Protestant one would never approve their match.
Kick finds work as a journalist and joins the Red Cross to get back to England, where she will have to decide where her true loyalties lie—with family or with love.
Lady Clementine: A NovelSourcebooks Landmark #ad - 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. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train.
Entranced throughout, I discovered the secrets behind a familiar story I thought I knew. Lady clementine's powerful and spirited story is both compelling and immersive. Lewis "in her latest novel, lady clementine, Marie Benedict has gifted us all with another thoughtful and illuminating behind-the-scenes look at one of history's most unusual and extraordinary women.
Lady Clementine: A Novel #ad - Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. Lady clementine is the ferocious story of the ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies. Also by marie benedict: the only woman in the room the Other Einstein Carnegie's MaidPraise for Lady Clementine:"Benedict is a true master at weaving the threads of the past into a compelling story for today.
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. 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.
The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal RebelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - A chance meeting with the Princess changes her life forever. Soon, vera gains margaret’s confidence and the privileged position of second lady-in-waiting to the Princess. Named one of the best books of the week by the new york post!in a historical debut evoking the style of The Crown, the daughter of an impoverished noble is swept into the fame and notoriety of the royal family and Princess Margaret's fast-living friends when she is appointed as Margaret's second Lady-in-Waiting.
Diana, catherine, Meghan…glamorous Princess Margaret outdid them all. In dreary, post-war britain, Princess Margaret captivates everyone with her cutting edge fashion sense and biting quips. But while margaret, is not free to act on her desires, as a member of the Royal Family, Vera soon wants the freedom to pursue her own dreams.
Can she be a dutiful princess while still dazzling the world on her own terms?Post-war Britain isn’t glamorous for The Honorable Vera Strathmore. As time and princess margaret’s scandalous behavior progress, duty, both women will be forced to choose between status, and love… . Georgie blalock captures the fascinating, fast-living princess and her “set” as seen through the eyes of one of her ladies-in-waiting.
The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel #ad - Thrust into the center of margaret’s social and royal life, Vera watches the princess’s love affair with dashing Captain Peter Townsend unfurl. Vera amuses the princess, and what—or who—Margaret wants, Margaret gets. While writing scandalous novels, she dreams of living and working in New York, and regaining the happiness she enjoyed before her fiancé was killed in the war.
A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the VanderbiltsSt. Martin's Press #ad - 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. 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.
A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts #ad - 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. With a nod to jane austen and edith wharton, 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, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman.
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.
The Royal Nanny: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - So begins the unforgettable story of Charlotte Bill, who would care for a generation of royals as their parents never could. 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. 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.
The Royal Nanny: A Novel #ad - April, 1897: a young nanny arrives at Sandringham, ancestral estate of the Duke and Duchess of York. 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.
. 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.
The Only Woman in the Room: A NovelSourcebooks Landmark #ad - She also possessed a stunning mind. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. 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. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. The new york times and USA Today Bestseller! She possessed a stunning beauty.
The Only Woman in the Room: A Novel #ad - Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. 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.
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. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. 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. But clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future — and her family's.
Carnegie's Maid: A Novel #ad - 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. 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.
She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets.
The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf Random House Reader's CircleBantam #ad - Rich with historical detail, the white garden is an enthralling novel of literary suspense that explores the many ways the past haunts the present–and the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of the most carefully tended garden. In the shadow of one of england’s most famous castles, Jo makes a shocking find: Woolf’s last diary, its first entry dated the day after she allegedly killed herself.
If authenticated, jo’s discovery could shatter everything historians believe about Woolf’s final hours. In march 1941, virginia woolf filled her pockets with stones and drowned herself in England’s River Ouse. But when the woolf diary is suddenly stolen, jo’s quest to uncover the truth will lead her on a perilous journey into the tumultuous inner life of a literary icon whose connection to the White Garden ultimately proved devastating.
The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf Random House Reader's Circle #ad - . Her body was found three weeks later. Six decades after virginia woolf’s death, landscape designer jo Bellamy has come to Sissinghurst Castle for two reasons: to study the celebrated White Garden created by Woolf’s lover Vita Sackville-West and to recover from the terrible wound of her grandfather’s unexplained suicide.
What seemed like a tragic ending at the time was, in fact, just the beginning of a mystery.