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Donna Russo Morin

Dear Librarians,

In writing GILDED SUMMERS, I wanted to peel back all the opulence and magnificence of the mansions of Newport, and those who lived in them, to reveal the hedonism and bigotry that resided in them as well. Through the life of Pearl, one of the "set" who saw the magnificence on the horizon for women as the Suffrage movement was truly gaining a foothold, we experience the fight and frustration of the "new woman" of the late 19th century as she had to fight the restrictions imposed by the same "set." 

Ginevra, an Italian immigrant, reveals the truth...yes, in America anything is possible, but it is not often easy; especially in the Gilded Age era.

Through these two women's lives, the summers they shared together, their dreams, their heartbreaks, we experience what life was like for women when the world and the millennia was changing. The good and the bad and what they were willing to do to make their dreams come true.

My goal was to throw a spotlight, through these two women, of the enormous changes — both societal and political — that were such catalysts in women's lives at the turn of the 19th/20th century.

Donna Russo Morin
Gilded Summers / Donna Russo Morin / Independently published / Paperback
Price: $12.99 / ISBN: 978-1980953845 / Published: April, 2018
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