SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY

  • Pub. Date: April 2010
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • ISBN-13: 9780764204333
  • ISBN: 0764204335

From the Publisher

During New York City’s Gilded Age…The game is played amid banquets and balls.

The prize is a lifetime of wealth and privilege.

The rules will test friendships and

the desires of a young woman’s heart.Clara Carter is the social season’s brightest star…

but at what cost?
 

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER!

 

MY THOUGHTS:

 

SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY bySiri Mitchell is an Inspirational historical fiction set in 1891 New York City during the Gilded Age.It is well written with great detail and depth. It has deception, forgiveness, romance, wealth, privilege,friendship, fashion, finding ones true self,keeping ones faith,desires of the heart and family obligations. It gives insight into the social class of the Gilded Age. Clara is bright, intelligent, pretty, passionate,and is a pawn in her father and aunt’s game to right a wrong to their family.She is having her debut into society and is being forced to marry the heir to a banking kingdom. She does not realize the deception until after her father is dead. She would sacrifice her heart to help her family, but soon realizes she can not do what they expect of her. Franklin, the heir to the famous De Vries fortune, is selfish, arrogant, a womanizer, and Clara does not like him every much. Harry, is the youngest of  the De Vries’s son, he is friendly, handsome, down to earth, and Clara finds herself attracted to him. Lizzie, Clara’s friend, finds herself attracted to Franklin, Lizzie enjoys the social scene where as Clara only endures it. They have their friendship tested because both of their families want the young women to marry the famous heir Franklin. This is truly an insight into our tragic Gilded Age history with all its glamor, parties, beautiful gowns and injustices to the lower social class. What women did back then to be beautiful will make you wonder why beauty was so important to the upper social class. If you enjoy the Gilded Age of 1800 New York City you will enjoy this one, for it has drama, injustice, glamor,beautiful balls and gowns. This book was received for review and details can be found at Bethany House Publishers. 

RATING: 4.5

REVIEWED BY: April Renn

 

 

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