It’s 1913 and Greta Goldbaum is young and restless. She’s also a member of one of the wealthiest families in Europe, a Jewish banking family that has branches in five European capitals. Greta is the daughter of the Austria branch. She is expected to be a lady, to marry a cousin, and to provide heirs for the Goldbaums - more sons to rule over the financial world. But Greta wants something different - she wants excitement and color and not to be a lady.
House of Gold is a sweeping and romantic historical novel. When Greta is betrothed to Albert Goldbaum, an English cousin she’s never met, she complies, marries him and leaves Vienna for England. There are problems straightaway as she and Albert do not get along. And she’s stuck in the countryside, bored and homesick. And then war comes, pitting her new country against her old. What will become of Greta and Albert? This engrossing family saga has great writing and well-drawn characters. If you miss Downtown Abbey you will fall for House of Gold. - Anbolyn (Sunset)