House of Gold

House of Gold

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Vienna, 1911. Twenty-one-year-old Greta Goldbaum has always hungered after what's forbidden: secret university lectures, unseemly trumpet lessons, and most of all, the freedom to choose her life's path. The Goldbaum family has different expectations. United across Europe by unsurpassed wealth and power, Goldbaum men are bankers, while Goldbaum women marry Goldbaum men to produce Goldbaum children. Greta will do her part. So Greta moves to England to wed Albert, a distant cousin. The marriage is not a success. Yet, when Albert's mother gives Greta a garden, things at Temple Court begin to change. First Greta falls in love with her garden, then with England, and finally with her husband. But when World War I sends both Albert and Greta's beloved brother, Otto, to the front lines--one to fight for the Allies, one to fight for the Central Powers--the House of Gold is left vulnerable as never before, and Greta must choose: the family she's created or the one she was forced to leave behind. Set against a nuanced portrait of World War I, this is a sweeping family saga rich in historical atmosphere and heartbreakingly human characters.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ♭2018
ISBN: 9780735212978
073521297X
Characteristics: 436 pages ;,24 cm

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Martha C Benner
Mar 29, 2019

Liked the book a lot and found it a quick read. Rich Jewish family and all they went through in many areas.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jan 22, 2019

If you love WWI-era historical fiction, or Downton Abbey, or stories of wealthy families in large houses having lots of personal issues, this is the book for you. It’s romantic and sad and, also, really interesting to read a sort of stuffy historical fiction piece that focuses on a rich Jewish family, and I enjoyed it. A lot.

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