To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery by Gail MacColl
From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles–just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To Marry An English Lord. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details–plus photographs, illustrations, quotes, and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette–To Marry An English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible.
My thoughts on the cover. Title and premise:
I’ve said this before and I will say it again. I am not a cover designer but I can agree that cover layouts play an important role in the overall presentation of books and I must admit I first judge a book by its cover.
I am no means a romance reader. Having said that, I will make certain allowances to that and I think this story has much more than the usual romance we often find in books. The title and cover caught my attention. I love the elegance of the cover and the soft colors. The dress is absolutely stunning. The cover kind-of reminds me of Downton Abby a little and I do adore reading stories from the Gilded Age. When I read the premise, I thought, “Yes, this looks right up my alley.” I am definitely adding this to my wish-list.
Stephanie M. Hopkins
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