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From the New York Times bestselling author of The House at Tyneford an epic family saga about a headstrong Austrian heiress who will be forced to choose between the family she's made and the family that made her at the outbreak of World War I Vienna 1911 Twenty one year old Greta Goldbaum has always hungered after what's forbidden secret university lectures unseemly trumpet lessons and most of all the freedom to choose her life's pathThe Goldbaum family has different exp The Rothschilds were once one of the wealthiest Jewish families in Europe They established themselves as one of the most prestigious international banking families in all of Europe and gained nobility in the United Kingdom and Holy Roman EmpireWhen you think of the Rothschilds you think of great wealth extravagance opulent wealth grand palaces vast art collections and philanthropyAs the Weekly Register said The Rothschilds are the wonders of modern banking We see the descendants of Judah after a persecution of two thousand years peering above kings rising higher than emperors and holding a whole continent in the hollow of their hands With all of the good comes the bad and the Rothschilds were the subject of many conspiracy theories and intrigue Historian Niall Ferguson said The Rothschilds had decided the outcome of the Napoleonic Wars by pulling their financial weight behind Britain If the story of the Rothschilds sounds intriguing then Natasha Solomons book House of Gold is a must readLoosely based on the Rothschilds Solomons introduces us to The Goldbaums a wealthy European banking familyThe House of Goldbaums influence spans from Austria to the United Kingdom and while they wield incredible power with their wealth they also find themselves freuent targets of antisemitism and persecutionIn order to keep the Goldbaum dynasty thriving Greta Goldbaum of Vienna marries English cousin Albert GoldbaumFeisty spoiled and fiercely independent Greta now finds herself in an unfamiliar role one that reuires her to be an obedient demure and subdued wife to her cousin now husband Albert GoldbaumWill Greta be everything that Albert needs in a wife Will Greta find love with Albert Will she find a way to bring life to the House of Goldbaum And when lives and family are at stake can Greta find a way to save them in the most dire of circumstancesSolomons gives us a historical fiction of epic proportions One that spans years and countries We are treated to a book that is full of rich detail and historical accuracy You will be transported back in time effortlessly and will savor Greta s journeyThe only regret is that this book ended and left me wishing for I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley HouseofGold

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Ert and Greta's beloved brother Otto to the front lines one to fight for the Allies one to fight for the Central Powers the House of Gold is left vulnerable as never before and Greta must choose the family she's created or the one she was forced to leave behindSet against a nuanced portrait of World War I this is a sweeping family saga rich in historical atmosphere and heartbreakingly human characters House of Gold is Natasha Solomons's most dazzling and moving novel yet 35 stars I like historical fiction and this time around WWI is very interesting This is the story of the wealthy Goldbaum family based on the Rothschild family There were five boys who set up five different banking houses in England France Germany and Austria They keep tight ties and marry the offspring of the other houses They are courted by governments and yet ostracized at the same time because they are Jewish Greta Goldbaum of Austria marries Albert of the English house keeping family tradition alive and well Although it is arranged marriage they develop a happy marriage Then WWI strikes and the young men in the different banking houses had very different war experiences All served in the military and yet also worked on financing the war Still they are often treated as outcasts and mocked for their faith There was an interesting section when the Tsar of Russia wants money and the Goldbaums bargain for the end of the pogroms in exchange for it Still it got a little choppy One minute Greta has a miscarriage and the next chapter has a 3 year old daughter and a new baby boy There was not much transition Another character was on a ship that had been bombed He was treading water and then went under A few pages later he was walking into his home How did he get saved No explanation is given The Goldbaum children complained a lot about their privileged lifestyle and how everything was prescribed for them but I noticed no one gave up anything to strike out on their own I guess it wasn t as bad as they thought I thought it was an interesting book that needed some good editing The transitions were jumpy and I think a good copy editor would have been a big help I am not sure the book industry employs them any Thank you for a copy of this book NetGalley

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Ectations United across Europe by unsurpassed wealth and power Goldbaum men are bankers while Goldbaum women marry Goldbaum men to produce Goldbaum children Greta will do her partSo Greta moves to England to wed Albert a distant cousin The marriage is not a success Yet when Albert's mother gives Greta a garden things at Temple Court begin to change First Greta falls in love with her garden then with England and finally with her husband But when World War I sends both Alb Greta had been a handful since birth with her governesses explaining that if she had been anything but a Goldbaum she would be out on the streetThe Goldbaums always married distant cousins to keep the name their power and their wealth secureGreta was to marry her second cousin from London whom she never met but she was fine with it because she was hoping this would take her away from her daunting mother and all her rules about proper behaviorAs I was reading it seemed as if I were living in a fairy tale Every whim and want was satisfied for Greta and her family The description of the mansions was unbelievable and I laughed when one of the servants confessed she needed a map to navigate the homeThe writing style and the detail Ms Solomons uses draws you into the story even though some of it is filled with politics and business dealings She adds enough family drama and interest of the era to keep you reading but it did get tedious at timesThe characters were definitely depicted as true to this era and class and they grew on you as you read Some you grew to like and others you grew to wonder why they acted as they didIf you enjoy reading about aristocrats politics European history in the late 1800 searly1900 s war and the non public side of the wealthy HOUSE OF GOLD will be of interestThe book was well written but was a bit long The characters especially Greta made the book She was a feisty strong woman 45This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own


10 thoughts on “House of Gold

  1. says:

    House of Gold is a sweeping saga of the Goldbaum family during World War One and the events leading up to the great war I am finding myself reading and historical fiction often for the actual history that is included in the

  2. says:

    The Rothschilds were once one of the wealthiest Jewish families in Europe They established themselves as one of the most prestigious international banking families in all of Europe and gained nobility in the United Kingdom and Holy Roman Empire

  3. says:

    The Goldbaum family has wealth and power throughout Europe but all of that could change with the rise of anti Semitism It's 1911 and an arranged marriage is set for Greta Goldbaum of Vienna and her distant cousin Albert who is part of the Goldbaum family in England But will Greta ever truly love her husband when they seem to have

  4. says:

    The Rothschilds were once one of the wealthiest Jewish families in Europe They established themselves as one of the most prestigious international banking families in all of Europe and gained nobility in the United Kingdom and Holy Roman EmpireWhen you think of the Rothschilds you think of great wealth extravagance opulent wealth grand palaces vast art collections and philanthropyAs the Weekly Register said “The Rothschilds are the won

  5. says:

    Review at 40% completeThis book is overly long but there is a lot to like tooWhat I likeThe interweaving of historical events especially the TitanicThe descriptions of the trappings of the rich especially The Goldbaum Trans‑Europe Express The feistiness of Greta the main female characterThe inclusion of nature Albert's insect coll

  6. says:

    Greta had been a handful since birth with her governesses explaining that if she had been anything but a Goldbaum she would be out on the streetThe Goldbaums always married distant cousins to keep the name their power and their wealth secureGreta was to marry her second cousin from London whom she never met but

  7. says:

    House of Gold is a sweeping family drama that follows the fictional Goldbaum family in the years leading up to and during WWI I re

  8. says:

    35 stars I like historical fiction and this time around WWI is very interesting This is the story of the wealthy Goldbaum family based on the Rothschild family There were five boys who set up five different banking

  9. says:

    #earc thanks to #netgalley for a fair reviewThis is a book where the ending defines the beginning What do I mean by thatBased 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 It’s incredible how far reaching the Rothchilds influence stretched I’m amaz

  10. says:

    The immense wealth and influence of the fabled Rothschild dynasty have always fascinated me Of Jewish faith and in midst of the rabid Antisemitism rife in Europe this enterprising family amassed an unparalleled fortune counseled governments and often played a vital role in the course of nations all while maintaining an elusive discreet facadeIn her novel HOUSE OF GOLD author Natasha Solomons fictionalizes the Rothschild family during the y

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