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 Mar

  • Title: American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt
  • Author: Karen Harper
  • ISBN: 0062748335
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 Ci 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 Get A Copy Kin

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    About “Karen Harper

    • Karen Harper

      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 Scott 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 KarenHarperAuthor and her fb page at facebook KarenHarperAuthor



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


    • 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 Nanny, too and feel historical fiction is Karen Harper s forte Can t wait to share this novel.


    • I enjoyed this historical fiction story of Consuelo Vanderbilt and we walk in her shoes as she journeys her life, and although being born with the preverbal silver spoon, we see her trials and accomplishments up close through the eyes of the author.Now I ll admit I did Google Consuelo, and the story follows the time line, only we are with her and her thoughts.What a life this woman lived, and loved how she was able to forgive those who had hurt her, and was always giving to those less fortunate [...]


    • The story is pretty timely with Meghan Markle becoming an American duchess which will draw interest from readers It will also draw interest because it s well written and the subject is fascinating.


    • 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 An [...]


    • AMERICAN DUCHESS Karen HarperA Novel of Consuelo VanderbiltUnited States, England, France Early 20th CenturyConsuelo Vanderbilt tells us her story in this intriguing, and poignant tale of a mother wanting the prestige of being related to royalty, and a poverty stricken duke who only wants to save his heritage and produce an heir.At the age of eighteen, Consuelo Vanderbilt, heiress to William K Vanderbilt, American tycoon, was wed to the Duke of Marlborough, known to all as Sunny It was Con AMERI [...]


    • 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 little than 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 read about 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 ap [...]


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