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An American beauty / Shana Abé.

Abé, Shana, (author.).


"When a railroad baron falls for a uniform girl at a gambling parlor thirty years his junior, he moves her to New York posing as a well-heeled Southern widow where her shrewd investing instincts build her a fortune"-- Provided by publisher
1867, Richmond, Virginia. Arabella wears the same low-cut purple gown that is the uniform of all the girls who work at Worsham's gambling parlor, yet she is set apart by her unyielding grit, and a resolve to escape her background of struggle and poverty. Collis Huntington, railroad baron and self-made multimillionaire, is married and thirty years her senior, yet flirtation rapidly escalates into an affair. With Collis's help, Arabella eventually moves to New York, posing as a genteel, well-to-do Southern widow. Using Collis's seed money and her own shrewd investing instincts, she begins to amass a fortune. Collis marries Arabella after his wife's death, but she must earn her place in Society. There are some who suspect the scandalous truth, and will blackmail her for it. -- adapted from back cover

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496739421
  • ISBN: 1496739426
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A novel of the gilded age"--Cover
Subject: Huntington, Arabella Duval, 1850 or 1851-1924 > Fiction.
Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900 > Fiction.
Businesspeople > Fiction.
May-December romances > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Upper class > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.

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Ste. Genevieve County Library FIC Abe (Text) 33358000337025 Adult Fiction Checked out 05/29/2024

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