[Under a Gilded Moon] Read ã Joy Jordan–Lake

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  • Under a Gilded Moon
  • Joy Jordan-Lake
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  • 17 December 2020
  • 9781542019415

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FREE READ ¹ Under a Gilded Moon From the bestselling author of A Tangled Mercy comes an enthralling novel of secrets a tumultuous war of ideas and murder as classes collide in the shadow of Bilt HouseBilt House a palatial mansion being built by the Vanderbilts American “royalty” is in its final stages of construction in North Carolina The country’s grandest example of privilege it symbolizes the aspirations of its owner and the dreams of a girl just as driven who lives in its. Who doesn t love Bilt House and Asheville NC I love Joy Jordan Lake s take on what may have happened in the world of George Vanderbilt and those around him during the building of this now iconic mansion UNDER A GILDED MOON is historical fiction at its finest full of international intrigue mystery and of course romance The story has the feel of Downton Abbey with all the relationships love hate and in between of the upstairs and downstairs characters all wrapped up in exciting and sometimes heartbreaking adventures of the time The interweaving of stories from both ends of the economic and social spectrum make for a thoughtful look at the whole process I loved having these characters and this beautiful setting to come back to each day and I was sad when I had to say goodbye to them at the end I highly recommend you read this book then you re going to want to head to the mountains of North Carolina

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FREE READ ¹ Under a Gilded Moon Y one outsiders descend on the changing landscape a fugitive from Sicily a reporter chasing a groundbreaking story a debutante tainted by scandal and a conservationist prepared to put anyone at risk to stoke the resentment of the localsAs Kerry finds herself caught in a war between wealth and poverty innocence and corruption she must navigate not only her own pride and desperation to survive but also the temptations of fortune and the men who control. I thoroughly enjoyed Joy Jordan Lake s UNDER A GILDED MOON This historical novel gives a great portrayal of life in rural North Carolina centered around the Bilt Estate during the late 1800 s It s depiction of the extremes of poverty and wealth among the inhabitants of the area are uite thought provoking Containing both mystery and romance this book kept my attention to the very end I highly recommend it

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FREE READ ¹ Under a Gilded Moon ShadowKerry MacGregor’s future is derailed when after two years in college in New York City family obligations call her home to the beautiful Appalachians She is determined to distance herself from the opulence she sees rising in the Blue Ridge Mountains however close its reach Her family’s land is among the last pieces reuired to complete the Bilt Estate But something powerful than an ambitious Vanderbilt heir could change Kerry’s fate as one b. Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review After two years spent in New York trying to earn a degree Kerry MacGregor has to put her life on hold in order to return home to care for her ailing and estranged father When she returns home Kerry realizes that an heir of the Vanderbilt family has built an outrageously large estate in the mountains of her home town and all of the properties around her are being sold to the wealthy family Although she is desperate to remove herself from the Vanderbilt s and their outrageous wealth Kerry is soon left with no choice but to take a position working in their home When a reporter is killed in a suspicious manner Kerry begins to uestion everyone around her and trusts no one How powerful is the Vanderbilt family and would they kill to protect their family secrets Under A Gilded Moon by Joy Jordan Lake is a historical fiction novel although obviously some characters and elements of the plot have some basis in reality for example the Vanderbilts and their ridiculous estate in the Appalachian mountains as well as George Vanderbilt s wealthy friends such as Madison Grant the novel itself is deemed to be fiction Right off the bat I felt a little lost The story and characters lacked development as I felt I was reading a seuel to a novel where the background of the plot and players had been detailed in a previous novel this was not the case Obviously the Vanderbilt s and their clan are infamous and world renowned but that alone did not give me enough background information on all of Lake s characters The southern feel of this novel was enjoyable I definitely got a Where the Crawdads Sing vibe and I really did enjoy Kerry as a character once I got to know her which admittedly took some time The novel was mostly told in chronological order with only a few chapters highlighting a specific detail of the past for a few of the characters but overall it had good flow I am a fan of historical fiction and although this novel was not bad it did not engage me as I had hoped I would ve liked background development of the characters right at the beginning but I did enjoy the ending of the story Overall it was a mediocre exploration of wealth privilege innocence and poverty as told from both ends of the spectrum