The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe

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Madeleine Talmage Force is just seventeen when she attracts the attention of John Jacob “Jack” Astor. Madeleine is beautiful, intelligent, and solidly upper-class, but the Astors are in a league apart. Jack’s mother was the Mrs. Astor, American royalty and New York’s most formidable socialite. Jack is dashing and industrious—a hero of the Spanish-American war, an inventor, and a canny businessman. Despite their twenty-nine-year age difference, and the scandal of Jack’s recent divorce, Madeleine falls headlong into love—and becomes the press’s favorite target.

On their extended honeymoon in Egypt, the newlyweds finally find a measure of peace from photographers and journalists. Madeleine feels truly alive for the first time—and is happily pregnant. The couple plans to return home in the spring of 1912, aboard an opulent new ocean liner. When the ship hits an iceberg close to midnight on April 14th, there is no immediate panic. The swift, state-of-the-art RMS Titanic seems unsinkable. As Jack helps Madeleine into a lifeboat, he assures her that he’ll see her soon in New York…

Four months later, at the Astors’ Fifth Avenue mansion, a widowed Madeleine gives birth to their son. In the wake of the disaster, the press has elevated her to the status of virtuous, tragic heroine. But Madeleine’s most important decision still lies ahead: whether to accept the role assigned to her, or carve out her own remarkable path…

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  • Original Title:The Second Mrs. Astor
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  • Language:en
  • Identifier:calibre:79778
  • Publisher:Kensington Books
  • Date:2021-05-21T00:00:00+00:00
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Table of Content

  • 1. Title Page
  • 2. Table of Contents
  • 3. Copyright Page
  • 4. Dedication
  • 5. PROLOGUE
  • 6. CHAPTER 1
  • 7. CHAPTER 2
  • 8. CHAPTER 3
  • 9. CHAPTER 4
  • 10. CHAPTER 5
  • 11. CHAPTER 6
  • 12. CHAPTER 7
  • 13. CHAPTER 8
  • 14. CHAPTER 9
  • 15. CHAPTER 10
  • 16. CHAPTER 11
  • 17. CHAPTER 12
  • 18. CHAPTER 13
  • 19. CHAPTER 14
  • 20. CHAPTER 15
  • 21. CHAPTER 16
  • 22. CHAPTER 17
  • 23. CHAPTER 18
  • 24. CHAPTER 19
  • 25. CHAPTER 20
  • 26. CHAPTER 21
  • 27. CHAPTER 22
  • 28. CHAPTER 23
  • 29. CHAPTER 24
  • 30. CHAPTER 25
  • 31. CHAPTER 26
  • 32. CHAPTER 27
  • 33. CHAPTER 28
  • 34. CHAPTER 29
  • 35. CHAPTER 30
  • 36. CHAPTER 31
  • 37. CHAPTER 32
  • 38. EPILOGUE
  • 39. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • 40. The Second Mrs. Astor
  • 41. Discussion Questions

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