I’m so happy to reveal the cover for my upcoming Gilded Age novel, The Test of Gold!
This is the first of three Gilded Age novels to be published by Vinspire Publishing.
After self-publishing my two early historical novels, one cowboy romance, and three novellas through Barbour Publishing, The Test of Gold is my first traditionally published novel.
Here a blurb:
A rich heiress, a cash-poor duke, and a battleaxe of a mother whose ultimate ambition is a royal title for the family name.
What could go wrong?
The story was inspired by the real life story of Consuelo Vanderbilt, whose mother, Alva Vanderbilt, forced her into marriage with an English duke. But don’t worry, my heroine, Lindy, has a much happier ending to her story!
Groomed since childhood to marry into the British aristocracy, can heiress Evangeline Lindenmayer defy her battleaxe of a mother and find true love when handsome seminary student Jack Winthrop walks into her life?
Consuelo Vanderbilt was the original “dollar princess.” Another dollar princess is the fictional matriarch of Downton Abbey, Cora Crawley (née Levinson), Countess of Grantham. She married Robert Crawley, Viscount Downton, who became Earl of Grantham upon his father’s death, and brought Cora’s large dowry to Downton.
From 1880 to 1920, more than three hundred American heiresses married into the British aristocracy. Approximately 25 billion nouveau riche American cash poured into England during this period. Without it, many of the grand old castles, manors, and estates wouldn’t be around today.
If you loved Downton Abbey, then The Test of Gold is right up your alley.
Releasing January 30, 2021.