Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings which spotlights and discusses forthcoming books that bloggers are looking forward to reading. Generally it's about books that haven't been released yet. This meme is based on Waiting on Wednesday, formerly hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

There are so many exciting new books on the horizon, so without further ado, this week's Can't Wait For book is . . . 

American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt 
Release Date:  February 26, 2019
Publisher:  William Morrow

From Goodreads:  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.
My thoughts:  I'm a huge fan of historical fiction, and am drawn to the saga-like quality of this story of  "American royalty" and a woman ahead of her time.
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  1. I'm also a huge historical fiction fan and this one is definitely on my wishlist! :D

  2. I love historical fiction myself. This sounds like something I need to read!

    Mary my CWW!

  3. I love the cover. Historicals are not my typical reads. Although, I really have been loving regencies lately. I hope you enjoy this one.

  4. I love that cover! The book sounds good too. I hope you love it when you read it, Catherine. I may have to read it too.