A Well-Behaved Woman
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Outspoken. Brave. Brilliant. Fierce.
Alva Smith, her Southern family destitute after the Civil War, marries into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designs and builds nine mansions, hosts grand balls, and arranges for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defies convention for women of the time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement.
With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, bestselling author Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted with desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman.
Good behaviour will only get a woman so far.
«A pacy, elegant novel»
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«Therese Anne Fowler's portrait of this feisty, forward-thinking woman is enthralling»
«A glittering depiction of a woman ahead of her time who absolutely refused to be second best»