American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt


      American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt
Before Meghan and Harry, another American princess captured the hand of an English aristocrat Now, 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 Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt Just 18, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late, but in tears, yet her marriage to the aloof Duke of Marlborough proceeds 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.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 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, 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. Free Download [ American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt ] by [ Karen Harper ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor The Ohio State University and high school literature and writing teacher A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women Karen s books have been published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for 2005 Karen has given numerous talks to readers and writers across the county Her most recent books include THE SOUTH SHORES TRILOGY CHASING SHADOWS, DROWNING TIDES and FALLING DARKNESS Her latest historical is THE ROYAL NANNY Please visit her website at www.KarenHarperAuthor and her fb page at www.facebook.com KarenHarperAuthor

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  • American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt
  • Karen Harper
  • 14 June 2018
  • 0062748343

10 thoughts on “ American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt

  1. says:

    AMERICAN DUCHESS tales the fictional story of Consuelo Vanderbilt In 1895 Consuelo wed the Duke of Marlborough This was not a love match she was already in love with another man She only went to the altar after being bullied relentlessly by her mother, Alva The marriage was a business deal the Vanderbilt money for a title and the prestige that comes with the title And, it could have all ended there She could have stayed subdued like many other women in her class However, Consuelo finds AMERICAN DUCHESS tales the fictional story of Consuelo Vanderbilt In 1895 Consuelo wed the Duke of Marlborough This was not a love match she was already in love with another man She only went to the altar after being bullied relentlessly by her mother, Alva The marriage was a business deal the Vanderbilt money for a title and the prestige that comes with the title And, it could have all ended there She could...

  2. says:

    This author apparently has a wide following, and if you like fluffed up historical fiction, you ll probably be a fan.If on the other hand you like a littlethan cardboard characters and weak dialogue if you like books that are based on REAL people that make you feel as if you d met them, and want to readabout them, just leave this one alone and move on.P.S Edith Wharton makes a cameo appearance here, and talks about writing a book she will call The Buccaneers She never finished i This author apparently has a wide following, and if you like fluffed up historical fiction, you ll probably be a fan.If on the other hand you like a littlethan cardboard characters and weak dialogue if you like books tha...

  3. says:

    4.5 starsThis novel I happened to see on one of my friend s Instagram and had immediate book envy I absolutely love the cover and the novel itself sounded so intriguing Let me just rave about this cover art for just a moment The orange hues are incredible and if I was walking thru a bookstore and saw this book, I would instantly grab it The cover art is elegant and appealing, especially to a reader who loves this era like me.So, as it happened, I shamelessly begged for a copy of this book b 4.5 starsThis novel I happened to see on one of my friend s Instagram and had immediate book envy I absolutely love the cover and the novel itself sounded so intriguing Let me just rave about this cover art for just a moment The orange hues are incredible and if I was walking thru a bookstore and saw this book, I would instantly grab it The cover art is elegant and appealing, especially to a reader who loves this era like me.So, as it happened, I shamelessly begged for a copy of this book because I couldn t stand the thought of missing out on it I only have basic knowledge of Consuelo Vanderbilt and was eager to learnabout one of America s icons.Like many other readers, I think this book fit perfectly in with the most recent royal wedding of Meghan Markel and Prince Harry I was primed to read something like this book not just because I ...

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    Historical fiction is my favorite genre, especially when it contains The Gilded Age, family money, and England American Duchess is the story of Consuelo Vanderbilt, who was forced literally by her mother Alva to marry the Duke of Marlborough It was the in thing during this time for American Heiresses to jump the pond to find husbands with titles I found the book interesting, but it went so fast, barely delving into the characters and their lives It read a bit like a romance that had some Historical fiction is my favorite genre, especially when it contains The Gilded Age, family money, and England A...

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    What kinds of troubles can a young rich American beauty have Well, young Consuelo Vanderbilt did not want to marry the English Duke her mother handpicked for her Oh, the horror She was rich and he had the title, so in the end, she was bullied into it even though she loved another man Oh boy, the problems the rich have dont seem to be too awful to me but I guess everything is relative In the end, as the feminist movement gained steamed, Consuelo asserted herself and lived the life she wanted What kinds of troubl...

  6. says:

    I have been fascinated by the Vanderbilts and Blenheim Palace since the first time I visited Britain in the seventies The American Duchess is entertaining and educational I found myself searching for information to further my reading experience I strongly recommend this novel I enjoyed The Royal N...

  7. says:

    An enjoyable fictionalized account of the life of Consuelo Vanderbilt

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    RATING 2 STARS2019 William Morrow Paperbacks HarperCollins Canada Review Not on Blog After the recent whirlwind romance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the TV series, The Crown this novel seems to be published at the right time The gorgeous cover drew me to this one, and I figured a Vanderbilt marrying a British royalty would at least be fun I tried reading this one last month eBook and I didn t get beyond page 25 I then turned to audio and it helped me finish the novel One of my b...

  9. says:

    American Duchess is the fascinating story of Consuelo Vanderbilt of the American Vanderbilts yes, those ones who already lives a fairy tale life in the United States as part of one of the storied families of the Gilded Age When she marries the Duke of Marlborough, her star rises even higher on both sides of the Atlantic But this rise also feelslike a gilded cage than a gilded opportunity and Consuelo will have to work hard to cut out the life that she desires for herself Consuelo i American Duchess is the fascinating story of Consuelo Vanderbilt of the American Vanderbilts yes, those ones who already lives a fair...

  10. says:

    I am an Anglophile and love historical fiction, so this book description is right up my alley Consuelo Vanderbilt was someone I had never read about and the dollar brides era is interesting as American heiresses went over to Europe to acquire the sheen of royalty It was an okay read but after a while, the author s style of telling and not showing wore on me Consuelo is in a loveless marriage, so show me how bad her husband was Beauty surrounded her, but it was not vividly painted with I am an Anglophile and love historical fiction, so this book description is right up my alley Consuelo Vanderbilt was someone I had never read about and the dollar brides era is interesting as American heiresses went over to Europe to acquire the sheen of royalty It was an okay read but after a while, the author s style of telling and not showing wore on me Consuelo is in a loveless marriage, so show me how bad her husband was Beauty surrounded her, but it was not vividly painted wit...

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