03 January 2022

The Social Graces - Book Review

The Social Graces by Renée Rosen
Published: April 20, 2021
Pages: 400 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆☆
Sweet Spark: I LOVE learning from historical fiction

My first book done for 2022! 

I do enjoy a well-written historical fiction, and because I'm not an expert on much of anything I read about, I love truthful author comments so I know what was historical, and what was fiction. Rosen gave us just that at the end of this great side by side story of Caroline Astor and Alva Vanderbilt. 

I loved all sides of the stories - the society pages, Caroline's take, and Alva's responses and motivations. The author truly made them equally likable, with no one society matron being the good one or the bad one.

Overall, I felt immersed in the time period, and feeling the real motivations of the woman who wanted to lead proper society, along with their hows and whys. I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It was great to learn about life in another time, place, and income bracket, and was just an enjoyable read besides.

Thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for my electronic copy of this book. Receiving the book for free did not influence my review.

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