An American Beauty
ISBN: 978-1-4967-3943-8 (ebook)
Based on the real life of Arabella Huntington, the infamous courtesan who shattered the rigid rules of high society, and rose to become the wealthiest woman in Gilded Age America...
Born Southern and penniless, young Belle had no shame in using her unusual beauty and fierce intelligence to help her family survive the Civil War—but it was never quite enough to keep them all fed. By the time seventeen-year-old Arabella met the much older—and very married—Collis P. Huntington, one of the Big Four railroad tycoons, she was gorgeous and starving, clever and desperate.
Collis never stood a chance...
One of the most beautifully written books I've ever had the pleasure to read.... A gorgeous, phenomenal novel I won't soon forget.
—New York Times bestselling author Ellen Marie Wiseman about The Second Mrs. Astor