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House of Gold
House of Gold | Natasha Solomons
'Such is the power and wealth of the Goldbaums that on dull days, its said, they hire the sun just for themselves.' The Goldbaums' influence reaches across Europe. They are the confidants and bankers of governments and emperors. Little happens without their say-so and even less without their knowledge. But Greta Goldbaum has no say at all in who shell marry. While power lies in wealth, strength lies in family. Gretas union with cousin Albert will strengthen the bond between the Austrian and the English branches of the dynasty. It is sensible and strategic. Greta is neither. Defiant and unhappy, she is desperate to find a place that belongs to her, free from duty and responsibility. But just as she begins to taste an unexpected happiness, the Great War is looming and even the Goldbaums cant alter its course. For the first time in two hundred years, the family will find themselves on opposing sides. The House of Goldbaum, along with Europe herself, is about to break apart.
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Crazeedi
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I read this book in a day. Beginning in 1913,tells of the Goldbaum banking family, branches in 5 countries of Europe. The story centers on Greta from the Austrian branch, who marries Albert from the English branch (2nd cousins twice removed). At first I truly didnt like her, but as the story unfolded, I began to sympathize with her. High finance and exclusive living entwine.

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Librarybelle
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I had a really busy afternoon into evening, shopping and dining with family. We were so close to my favorite Dollar Tree that I casually mentioned stopping there, and then proceeded to walk out with most of these beauties. The tagged book is from our stop at Target. See any favorites in the stack? #bookhaul #dollartreehaul #targetbookhaul

Jerdencon Love dollar tree!! Nice stack!! 4mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow! My local Dollar Tree doesn‘t have this good of a selection— if I leave with two from there, I consider myself lucky 😊 4mo
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Librarybelle @ValerieAndBooks I have several near me, and there is only one of them that has such a big selection. Though, when I went in today, I noticed the book shelves were smaller than the last time I visited. They were still double stacked! The one closest to me does have a selection, but it‘s smaller than my favorite one. 4mo
lele1432 I'm impressed! I wish the Dollar Trees near my home and my office had a larger selection as well. 4mo
Megabooks I liked The After Party! 4mo
Librarybelle @lele1432 It‘s very interesting how they each offer different amounts. The largest store in square footage only has a few books. Weird! 4mo
Librarybelle @Megabooks I thought it looked good! 4mo
DivineDiana Haven‘t read any ... yet! 😉 Great haul! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 4mo
Rachel_nyc I am currently reading the tagged book and enjoying it! 4mo
Librarybelle @Rachel_nyc Good to know, thanks! 4mo
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Jerdencon
House of Gold | Natasha Solomons
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Currently reading 3 books 3 different ways. Thursday‘s children on my phone, ARC House of Gold on my kindle (although it may actually be out by now - I‘ve had it so long) and Tidelands in library book form. Liking all of them and sitting here with some actual free time and don‘t know which one to pick! 😂 #bookwormproblems

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Rachel_nyc
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Joining in on #7days7covers and will be posting one cover per day no explanation. Good timing because I just started this one. Thanks for the tag @BarbaraBB #covercrush If you‘re not already doing it, would you like to participate @LeahBergen

BarbaraBB Intriguing cover of a to me unknown book! 5mo
Rachel_nyc @BarbaraBB I‘ve just started but I like it so far. It‘s about a ridiculously wealthy and powerful Jewish banking family with branches throughout Europe pre and during WWI. 4mo
LeahBergen Thanks for the tag but I just joined in yesterday, too 😆 Lovely cover! 4mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I really liked this historical fiction book about a banking family in Europe. It covered the time before wwi and the First World War and how it changed the way the world was run.

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Reecaspieces
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🍭🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog. Stop by and say hi! Good family saga. And excellent cover! https://reecaspieces.com/2018/10/28/house-of-gold-by-natasha-solomons/

SilversReviews LOVE your photo...the cover is great. 1y
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SilversReviews
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If you enjoy reading about aristocrats, politics, European history in the late 1800's/early1900's, war, and the non-public side of the wealthy, HOUSE OF GOLD will be of interest.

The book was well written, but was a bit long. The characters - especially Greta - made the book. She was a feisty, strong woman. 4/5

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2018/10/house-of-gold-by-natasha-solomons.html

Crazeedi Thanks for the review! 1y
SilversReviews @Crazeedi You are welcome. 1y
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Reecaspieces
House of Gold | Natasha Solomons
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My plans for the day!

Crazeedi Mine too!😉 1y
BethM Is that an oasis? Worth it? 1y
Reecaspieces @BethM I am a nook girl. The battery doesn‘t last hardly at all. I have to turn off the WiFi to get it to last 3 days 😳 1y
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ReadingisMyPassion
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HOUSE OF GOLD is a family saga about an Austrian heiress from a Jewish banking who upon the outbreak of WWI is forced to choose between the family she has created for herself in England or the family members on the opposite side of the war.

Read my review at bit.ly/ReadingisMyPassion

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MellieAntoinette
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But war changes everything as it is wont to do - the great equalizer as Churchill calls it. After all, we‘re all equally susceptible to the butt end of a bayonet.

With elements of the gorgeously written The House at Tyneford there are hints of epic here. Karl selling bones to soap makers as the scene shifts to Greta opening a packet of handmade soap in the bath. Only Natasha‘s pen could juxtapose shadows of poverty with golden lights of wealth.

MellieAntoinette ***#earc thanks to #netgalley for a fair review*** 1y
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MellieAntoinette
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***#earc thanks to #netgalley for a fair review***

Back to my thesis - The first half of this novel is setup for the war years. And it‘s the war years that really sing! In closing the back cover, it‘s like the timeline falls into place and you fully understand why we spent so many moons watching the day in the life. The family is untested, the power weighted against that of the gold lining their coffers.

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MellieAntoinette
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***#earc thanks to #netgalley for a fair review***

It‘s incredible how far reaching the Rothchilds influence stretched. I‘m amazed at Natasha‘s (this is my third Natasha Solomon, so I feel we‘re first name basis bookish friends now 👭) ability to subtly richly capture the in depth research in historical fiction without it feeling ... well, biographical.

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MellieAntoinette
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***#earc thanks to #netgalley for a fair review***

This is a book where the ending defines the beginning. What do I mean by that?

Based on the Rothchilds in the years leading up to WWI (the book is organized by year), the first half of the book focuses on an intensely researched day in the life only to end with a bang on the battlefield scattering the family to the winds.

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robinb
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4/5⭐️
A sprawling family saga taking place just before and during WW1 revolving around the Goldbaums, an elite dynasty of bankers. Lots of historical detail centering around Greta, an Austrian heiress who finds herself transplanted by marriage to England...her difficult adjustment and how she wrestles with her new life and what is gained and lost in war. A bit long and some choppiness in timeline but liked it overall.

#NetGalley #GPPutnamsSons

MellieAntoinette I have this on my list too! 1y
robinb @MellieAntoinete 👍😊 Hope you enjoy! 1y
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SilversReviews
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FULL REVIEW ON 10/22.

GORGEOUS COVER.

If you enjoy reading about aristocrats, politics, European history in the late 1800's/early1900's, war, and the non-public side of the wealthy, HOUSE OF GOLD will be of interest.

Ms. Solomons adds enough family drama and interest of the era to keep you reading, but it did get tedious at times.

The book was well written, but was a bit long. 4/5

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