From the very first time Kathryn Owen saw tall, slim and elegant Tyson Enfield striding assuredly toward her across the lawn of the Bryn Mawr campus in 1917, she knew she wanted him. But it was a dream that would have to endure for twenty long years of doubt, pain and treachery, for Kate was not born into Philadelphia Society.
She was the beautiful daughter of the city's mayor, far from being a Main Line blueblood, he was a ruthless politico who had risen from the city's wards using every trick his canny instinct and ambition could muster. And her mother was no aristocrat but rather a ladies' maid who had accompanied her mistress from Ireland and learned to dream grander dreams in a new land. In Philadelphia, bloodlines were all, and Kate was sadly nouveau riche.
But Kate's and Ty's passion for one another, once kindled, seemed incapable of being extinguished, surviving separation and Ty's empty ten-year marriage to the wife of his parents' choice, surviving the marathon cocktail party that was the 1920's, even surviving the subsequent men in Kate's life. But would it survive Kate's growth from an impressionable girl, who bought the dreams of others, into a Washington career woman in the inner circle of the New Deal, faced with another man's real and honest love?
This book club edition hardcover book is in good condition with light edge wear. The dust cover has considerable shelf wear and rubbing.