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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. 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 collecting Greta s gardenWhat I don t likeAlbert is a stick in the mud but I m pulling for him any wayClement s problems with moneyWhy House of Gold as a title Perhaps this excerpt can give a different slant to it Fontmell Abbey is being built for Albert and GretaIn the easy light of an autumn afternoon the stonework of Fontmell Abbey was honeyed softened by the thick wrists of an ancient wisteria and the last pink rosettes of a rambling rose The crowning thatch glowed bright gold like ripened cornI will undoubtedly add to this review as I am only 40% complete with this bookIt will probably be a 4 star in the final analysis that is IF I can get to the endUpdate at 100%The Goldbaums are rich because they are in the banking business They loan money to governments that need it There are three tribes of Goldbaums Austrian French and English Greta of the Austrian persuasion marries Albert of London This is what the Goldbaums do intermarry to keep the dynasty goingBut can money buy A happy marriage Common sense Survival during warThe story encompasses the time period of 1910 through 1918 Greta moves to England WWI breaks out Her brother is sent to fight for Austria which you will probably remember is the enemy of England Greta is shunned by her English neighbors Albert and Greta have 2 children Celia and Benjamin As mentioned above Albert collects insects Greta gardens Oh did I mention that the Goldbaums are Jewish They are embraced for their money but avoided because of their beliefsI found myself getting and involved with the principal characters Albert Greta and Otto When I came to the inevitable conclusion of this story tears dripped down my cheeks So dear friends the unthinkable happened That book I did not think I could finish and hoped would stay at least a 4 star became a 5 starI heartily recommend this book to historical fiction and history lovers5 star

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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


About the Author: Natasha Solomons

Natasha Solomons is a writer and the New York Times bestselling author of The Gallery of Vanished Husbands The House at Tyneford and Mr Rosenblum Dreams in English She lives in Dorset England with her husband the writer David Solomons and their two young children Song of Hartgrove Hall is her fourth novel



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 grea

  2. says:

    The Rothschilds were once one of the wealthiest Jewish families in Europe They established themselves as one of the most prestigious i

  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

  4. says:

    The Rothschilds were once one of the wealthiest Jewish families in Europe They established themselves as one of the most prestigious internatio

  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 c

  6. says:

    Greta had been a handful since birth with her governesses explaining that if she had been anything but a Goldbaum she wou

  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 read a lot of historical fiction but I've read very little set in this particular time period so I was excited to get into this book Greta a member of the Austrian branch of the Goldbaum family is the main focus although the novel does delve into the perspectives of other people in her life The cast of character

  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 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 J

  9. says:

    #earc thanks to #netgalley for a fair reviewThis is a book where the ending defines the beginning What do I mean by that?Based on the Rothchilds in the years leading up to WWI the book is organized by year the first half of the book focuses on

  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

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