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It is one of books that is on the borderline of historical cozy and straight up historical mystery. (I think of historical mystery more serious book). Anyways, I enjoy this series. This one focus's on Consuelo Vanderbilt. PBS had a documentary on American Heiresses that were sold off to British rolayaty. They did a section on Consuelo. Very interesting bit of history. Last year I went to Newport and toured the Marble House. It is opulent. Many of the mansions of that era were torn down. No one wanted to maintain them that lifestyle was gone. The Newport Historical society bought up some and those are the one you can tour today. Makes a great vacation.
Alice, what did you think of Ship of Brides? I was vaguely disappointed; probably because it seemed so promising and (IMO) should have been so much better than it was.
I raced through Out of the Easy by Ruth Sepetys, finishing it this morning about 5:30 am! An interesting 1950's historical mystery set in New Orleans. As with her more serious war-time books, Sepetys does an excellent job of establishing her setting and dropping the reader right in the middle of the action.