House of Gold

Narrated by: Marisa Calin
Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
4 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The International Best Seller

From The New York Times best-selling 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.

The start of a marriage. The end of a dynasty.

It's 1911, and Greta Goldbaum is forced to move from glittering Vienna to damp England to wed Albert, a distant cousin. The Goldbaum family are one of the wealthiest in the world, with palaces across Europe, but as Jews and perpetual outsiders, they know that strength lies in family. At first defiant and lonely, slowly Greta softens toward Albert, and as the wild paths and untamed beauty of Greta's new English garden begin to take shape, so, too, does their love begin to blossom. But World War I looms, and even the influential Goldbaums cannot alter its course. For the first time in 200 years, the family will find itself on opposing sides, and Greta will have to choose: the family she's created, or the one she left behind.

©2018 Natasha Solomons (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Sweeping....Filled with rich period detail, vivid characterization, and heartfelt emotion, this meticulously researched novel is highly recommended for fans of historical fiction.” (Library Journal, starred review)

"Engrossing...In Solomons’s skillful hands, the plot winds around Europe and blossoms into a poignant portrait of characters stuck in an unavoidable paroxysm of global change." (Publishers Weekly)

 “Sweeping and intimate....A poignant, beautifully written story of love and duty.” (Booklist)

“An achingly detailed yet sweeping narrative....A rewarding look into the fragility of power and the complexities of Jewish identity in the early 20th century. An absorbing saga.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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great filled with suspense

It is a superb read. And I was so sad when it ended.

Thank you for this novel for bringing us an account so accurately portrayed