Money. Family. Love. Hate. Obsession. Duty. Politics. Religion - or the lack thereof. Sex -- or, once again, the lack thereof.
Thomas Baldwin finds himself married to a woman he can't stand, while head-over heels in love with another woman he can't have. Talk about bad planning. He is something of a kite, buffeted by circumstances which blow him not only through personal crises, but also through some of the most significant events in Pittsburgh during the late 1800s, including the railroad riots of 1877, the creation of the Homestead Steel Works, the assassination of President Garfield, and the Johnstown Flood. Over time, and with the help of his muse, who dances maddeningly just beyond his reach, he takes control of his life, wresting it from the winds attempting to control him.
A carefully-researched historical novel about life among the privileged class of Pittsburgh during the Industrial Revolution.
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About the Author
Besides writing, she is also a dance instructor, an inveterate seamstress, the artistic director for several dance companies, an actress, and a history buff. Wealth and Privilege took her 10 years to write, because she felt the research needed to be thorough. Everything from big events and famous people to little details like dog breeds and city names (Minneapolis residents will be pleased to see that she acknowledges that the city was called St. Anthony's Falls in 1878) have been carefully researched.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book was unusual and unpredictable. It didn't conform to any of my expectations. I was floored by the ambiguous ending. I couldn't generate any sympathy for any of the characters, especially the main guy, for his abominable treatment of Meredith. It's good to have a book that presents a humanistic outlook.
Folks, this is a romance, but not like any I have read before. The richness in the descriptions of the time and the places make me want to go and spend time in this city. I feel as if I have watched a sliver of history unfold before me. I truly have enjoyed this book. I recommend it to all ages. Nurianna~