Such is the power and wealth of the Goldbaums that on dull days, it’s said, they hire the sun just for themselves.
This story is loosely based on the Rothschilds, one of the oldest and wealthiest families in the world.
It’s 1911 and Greta Goldbaum is set to be married off to her cousin in the English branch of the family to a man she has never met. The Goldbaum family has branches in Vienna, Paris and England and nothing happens without their knowledge and their money.
Their marriage if off to a rocky start and Greta is miserable. She’s young and wants to run around in her bare feet and dig in the dirt, which horrifies her family and her husband.
When in 1914 an Austrian Crown Prince is murdered by Serbians, throwing everyone into WWI. This is when Greta begins to see the world for what it is.
I really enjoyed the historical aspects of this. It was really well done.
What I didn’t care for was the pages of family drama. There was quite a bit that could have been just left out. For me it’s a like not a love.