Hearts and dreams evolve in the shadow of the once-magnificent Penn Station.Vera Keller, the daughter of German immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York City, finds her life upended when the man she loves becomes engaged to another woman. But Angelo Bellavia has also inadvertently opened up Veras life to unexpected possibilities. Angelos new wife, Pearl, the wealthy daughter of a clothing manufacturer, has defied her familys expectations by devoting herself to the suffrage movement. In Pearl, Vera finds an unexpected dear friendand a stirring new cause of her own. But when Pearls selfless work pulls her farther from Angelo and their son, the life Vera craved is suddenly within her reachif her conscience will allow her to take it.Her choice will define not only her future but also that of her daughter, Alice.Vera and Alicea generation and a world apartare bound by the same passionate drive to fulfill their dreams. As first mother and then daughter come of age in a city that is changing as rapidly as its skyline, theyll each discover that love is the only constant....
|Title||:||The Way of Beauty|
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|Number of Pages||:||377 pages|
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The Way of Beauty Reviews
I have never read a book by Camille Di Maio before and when I seen the beautiful cover of this book I just knew that I had to read this one! I am happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this beauty of a book! The story is just as beautiful as that cover!
THE WAY OF BEAUTY by CAMILLE DI MAIO was a fantastic, informative, interesting, and heartfelt historical fiction novel that pulled me in immediately. I absolutely love the title of this book and it was extremely fitting to this story. The way tha ...more
This is the third novel from this author and it’s another winner! Her writing style and topics remind me a little of Susan Meissner. They both write good characters and historical fiction.
Put this on your summer reading list if you’re looking for something good and easy to read!
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Words really cannot express just how much I loved The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio. This is a heartfelt historical fiction novel that really pulls at the heartstrings.
The Way of Beauty mainly tells the story of Vera and her daughter Alice, but also other people that are connected with their lives. There are quite a few main characters, but not in a confusing way (and we only see things from Vera and Alice's POVs). The book is set in New York City during the women's suffrage movement ...more
Camille Di Maio is one of the freshest new voices in historical fiction, melding facts and fiction into heartfelt stories. New York City in the early 20th century is the backdrop for this wonderful story of love and family. The book centers around Vera and Alice, mother and daughter, who are both passionate women, driven by their dreams in a world that is ever-changing. The author did a great job of putting the reader into that setting, with the building of Penn Station, the suffragette movement ...more
#FirstLine The stone birds stood at attention, as they had for more than fifty years.
Wow, this book is something else. A story that spans generations and has so many characters, all of which are each compelling in their own ways, is quite a treat. Di Maio is a force in historical fiction and takes history and makes it very personal to the reader, regardless of the readers previous knowledge of the story manner. She is able to flesh out the characters, fills in the story while weaving in the his ...more
MY REVIEW OF “THE WAY OF BEAUTY” BY CAMILLE DI MAIO
BRAVO to Camille Di Maio, Author of “The Way of Beauty”, for a Literary Masterpiece and an Absolute Treasure. I loved everything about Camille Di Maio’s novel. From the descriptive historical perspectives of the culture, people, landscape and architecture to the colorful cast of characters through three generations, and the significant political statements of the times, the author has woven several stories and themes into an amazing , captivatin ...more
A wonderful novel about the fascinating lives of two women connected by a legacy of loyalty, passion, and a strong sense of family. Set against the backdrop of New York City and the grand Penn Station, readers are sure to love this epic tale that tugs at your heartstrings as you root for Vera and Alice to find their happy endings.
Turn-of-the-century New York City is the home of many immigrant families trying to make it on their own in a bustling city that doesn’t always look out for the average person. Vera Keller is the daughter of one of those immigrant families and grows up watching her parents try to make ends meet by digging train tunnels and working long hours in poorly manned factories. When her mother dies she meets Angelo, an older boy working at his father’s newsstand, whom she becomes best friends with. It is ...more