Today for #ThrowBackThursday I’m featuring The Social Graces, a story inspired by the Mrs. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Astor feud.
Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Rivaleries, Gilded Age, New York City
Welcome to #ThrowBackThursday where I highlight an older review or post a current review of a backlist title. Today, I’m sharing a story of the Gilded Age, The Social Graces.
I’m linking up with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #ThrowbackThursday.
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Set in the late 1800s, The Social Graces shares the story of the historic and notorious feud/rivalry between Mrs. Caroline Astor and Mrs. Alva Vanderbilt as witnessed by New York Society during The Gilded Age. In this time, when women often found their power in society, simple wealth wasn’t enough. Your status in society depended upon old money or new money. Caroline is from old money and is the reigning Queen of society while Alva is from Mobile, Alabama and married into the wealthy Vanderbilt family. Alva soon discovers that mere wealth isn’t enough to get accepted into the top 400 of New York Society, so she sets out in cunning and devious ways to get accepted and perhaps even dethrone Caroline.
Mrs. Vanderbilt (in costume)
Women behaving badly…
Do you love stories set in the Gilded Age?
Purchase information here.
Related: Another story that is set during the Gilded Age and mentions prominent families in New York City is The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe.