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It is well written, the characters and story line develops in an interesting manner.
Well written and researched historic and cultural descriptions of Newport in it's guilded age and of the keen English aristocratic atittude prevalent at the time.
This book just had way too much unnecessary detail and rambling of characters and events.
It wasn't the worst--but it could do with some seriously heavy editing. It's Downton fanfic but lacking Downtons wit and charm. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Diana C.
The writing in this book is of the highest quality. I love historical novels and whether the book is able to truly draw me into the world of the characters is always hit and miss. Read morePublished 3 days ago by kittykatty
Here is a well written story that has more a ring if truth to it than fiction. Very well paced and Ms Goodwin captures all the nuances of the lives of people of great wealth in the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by The Cruiser
A "truth is stranger than fiction" novel based to some extent on the lives of the Vanderbilts. Read morePublished 9 days ago by BookWorm
The was a wonderful novel too bridge the gap between Downton seasons.Published 9 days ago by Kathleen M. Marcin
terrible. What a bunch of unsympathetic characters. Poorly developed storyline. Mad at the end because I paid for a book that was totally not worth my time.Published 9 days ago by Celia
I have read a hundred novels with this plot. Naive young girl marries impoverished man with secret past. Read morePublished 9 days ago by L. Southern