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An Heiress to Remember

(The Gilded Age Girls Club #3)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  94 reviews
USA Today bestselling author Maya Rodales Gilded Age Girls Club series continues with an enemies-to-lovers romance that shows love is sweeter than revenge.

Uptown Heiress

Once a society darling, Beatrice Goodwin has returned to Manhattan in a cloud of scandal. She is determined to save the bankrupt family businessGoodwins Department Storeand transform it into the shopping
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 31st 2020 by Avon
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Joanna Loves Reading
When I learned that Rodale was moving from Regency to the Guilded Age, I was excited as it seemed like a good move. Her Regency stories were by and large enjoyable, but to me, they always felt like they should be set 30 to 50 years later. Many featured an authors note indicating that an event would occur at some point in the future, so it seemed like the historical events that inspired the author werent really set in the Regency. I enjoyed the first two in this series, but I loved this one.

This is book 3 in the new gilded age series, and it can absolutely be read as a standalone. I haven't read the others in the series and this was very much about the couple and their interactions. A few previous characters make brief appearances from previous books I think, but nothing major.

So, the title. I think it's so true. This book was just SO different than anything else I've read lately. Looking for something different? This could be it. I also love when the cover actually relates to
Tales Of A Bookbug
This was one among my favorites from this month! We've got a
✨ Second chance romance + enemies to lovers set in gilded age NYC
✨ Society heroine and lower class hero who has worked his way up
✨ Departmental store rivals
This made for a refreshing mix and it was quite different from the recent HR releases!
Beatrice is a divorced duchess who has just returned to NYC after so many years, to find that her family business is in shambles and her main competitor is the man she left behind to marry a duke.
Tracy Emro
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, rounded up.

Young and in love with Wes Dalton, Beatrice Goodwin makes a decision that changes her life and sets Dalton on a journey to gain revenge. Years have passed since Wes asked her to run away with him and she has barely thought of him in the sixteen years she has been gone but now she is back in New York, a scandalous divorcee who threw over a duke and dared to be her own woman. She is stunned to learn the poor boy she loved is now one of New Yorks richest men and is trying to
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
All that mattered was this moment, here and now, and the promise of forever.

His kisses were divine. The man of her dreams was holding her in his arms Beatrice was in love but there was a Duke waiting for her downstairs in the parlor. Good girls do what they are told. And, what they are told to do is to marry a Duke. They dont marry the boy from the shop -especially the one owned by ones father.

After 16 years, Beatrice is back in New York. This time as a divorced Duchess. Nothing she can do
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I had read the previous book in this series and was eager to get to this one.

I loved Beatrice and Dalton. I loved their backstory and how each has thought about the other while they were apart. I loved how dedicated and passionate she was for the store and how steadfast he was for her.

Plot wise it was good. I enjoyed the story of a woman building a store with women for women. Theres a lot of modern thinking and I was here for all of it. I will say that I wanted more of Beatrice and Dalton
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars rounded up

Beatrice Goodwin did what was expected of a high society debutante: when asked, she married an English duke, forsaking her own young love. Now a scandalous divorcee, she's returned to Manhattan to find that her brother has nearly run their family business into the ground. Beatrice is determined to save Goodwin's Department Store and remake it as a haven for women. She's just as determined never to sell it to Wes Dalton, her former love and now her biggest rival.

Wes Dalton
Bethany Bennett
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm a long-time Maya Rodale fan, and this title didn't disappoint. The story takes place during the Golden Age of NYC, and is essentially a love letter to every woman who wants to find the love of her life, and still report in for work on the following Monday.
Beatrice is driven, with nothing left to lose after successfully divorcing an English duke.
Wes is the Irish immigrant who worked his way to success through guts and good instincts.
They work well together in the best ways we should expect
Luz Trevino
An Heiress to Remember
Series: The Gilded Age Girls Club-Book 3
Rating: 3 stars

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an ARC through NetGalley for review. All opinions are my own.

This is a story about a second chance at romance. Wes Dalton and Beatrice Goodwin were in love when they were young, but Beatrice was told by her parents to marry a duke. This broke Wes' heart and decided to accept the money her parents gave him to go away. Sixteen years later and they meet again as department
Heather andrews
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beatrice is quite saucy, well, if you are impressed then I must have done something spectacular, she quipped.." Dalton is learning to just listen to his woman, shut up, Dalton. I dont care about your store. Keep kissing me. Dalton kissed her." I liked this book, I liked that Beatrice was a spitfire that kept Dalton on his toes. ...more
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was disappointing after how much I enjoyed Some Like It Scandalous. I was looking for a story where a woman finds her independence and love, in a time period where those things are often opposed. There was so much potential with this plot and characters but just fell flat for me.

Full review:
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of Maya Rodale, who writes sweet and lighthearted historical romance, and it continues in this final Gilded Age Girls novel, An Heiress to Remember. I enjoy the whole New York, hard-working women seeking to change the face of traditional female occupations. I love that Maya takes the true history, female empowerment elements, like dresses with pockets or cosmetic development and blends them into her stories.

Beatrice Goodwin is also an interesting character because she is a tad
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
An Heiress To Remember had plenty of food for thought and was an unexpected treasure! Whether it was gaining that much desired second chance to discover ones self or taking another risk at a thing called love, Wes and Beatrice were characters anyone could relate to, regardless of era and gender, because they struggled with the same issues many of us still struggle with today. Highly recommend this one!

I received an advance reader copy from Netgalley and this is my honest review.
Erica Chilson
I received a free copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

5 Stars

Spoiler-Free Review

An Heiress to Remember is the third installment of the Gilded Age Girls Club. Can it be read as as standalone or out of series order? Yes, I believe the reader wouldn't be confused. While connected via the setting and a core group of characters, the story itself is self-contained within the novel, featuring our hero and heroine.

After reading so many historical romances set in England, it's been
Smut Report
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Heat Factor: They may think theyre each meeting fire with fire but really theyre just one big sexy inferno
Character Chemistry: I wanted them to get there so, so badly and audibly said YES! when they did.
Plot: Two unstoppable titans of business come head to head across the street from one another -- he, the self-made man determined to destroy her familys business and she, the wiser, stronger, natural-born leader of her familys empire.
Overall: If you want to walk away from a steamy romance
C.P. Lesley
Mar 12, 2020 added it
Shelves: nbhf, romance
As Maya Rodale notes early in this interview, romance novels tend not to get the same respect as other categories of fiction, historical or otherwise. Here, and in her Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained, she argues persuasively that this bad reputation is an attempt by lifes insiders to undermine the central message of most romance novels: that outsiders, too, have the right to love, success, and happiness. But the message is nowhere more evident than in ...more
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved the first two books in this series so when I saw the eARC for this book was available on Netgalley, I clicked request as fast as I could!

This is the final book in The Gilded Age Girls Club series, and I am so sad to see it come to an end! This story is about Beatrice and Wes - young and in love in New York City when Beatrice is about 20, but she ends up marrying a duke, and the story really starts when she returns from England to New York sixteen years later, divorced, free, and
Lindsay S
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
The final book in the Gilded Age Girls Club series, An Heiress to Remember ends the series with pizzazz! The glitz and glamour are at their true height as dulling department store owners, Beatrice Goodwin and Wes Dalton fight for top billing. Underlying the business competition is the fact that they have a history. Beatrice and Dalton were sweethearts when she was 18 and he worked as a clerk in her fathers department store. Beatrice leaves him to marry a Duke, the Knickerbocker dream. Divorced ...more
Diane K. Peterson
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the books in the Gilded Age Girls Club series. Terrific, loving romances wrapped in early feminism. You gotta love it.

This one is the story of Beatrice Goodwin whose family owns a prominent New York department store. Bea fell in love with store employee Wes Dalton as a young woman, but follows her family's pressure to marry an English duke. Sixteen years later Bea returns to New York as a divorcee. Meanwhile, Wes has made his fortune and created a rival
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought Beatrice was a fantastic and well-drawn heroine. I thought Dalton was an interesting hero. I thought that the book's detailed accounting of the Gilded Age was rendered in an intriguing and feminist way. I loved the group of professional women and their dedication to helping each other and improving the lot of women in New York City. I enjoyed this book so completely that I read it in one sitting. The twist involving Beatrice' mother was one that I ...more
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love this series. This was a three star read for me, but the historical author's notes at the end bumped it up. The relationship was fine - what really shone in this book was the historical detail and the themes of being the "first woman" - how much pressure that is, how independence and relationships can be a tug of war struggle, but it's worth it. I could have done without the hero altogether and been happy to read about the ladies' club and Beatrice's day to day duties at the department ...more
Addie Yoder
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really liked that the couple in this book weren't 23 years old. I loved that Beatrice is 36 and has lived through rough times and mistakes and is trying to figure out how to be fully herself and independent. I haven't read the first two books in the series (but fully intend to!) but really like how strong and determined the heroine is. I can't wait to catch up with the first two books!
Genesis Sheli (Whispering Chapters)
Okay, I love Maya's writing! This was such a refreshing read! 💕 RTC
Jen Davis
Review to come.

*ARC provided by publisher
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Maya Rodale never disappoints!

I loved this book, Maya Rodale is one of my favorite authors and this series just keeps getting better.An Heiress To Remember is cute, fun and peppered with interesting Gilded Age trivia. I recieved an ARC from netgalley for an honest review
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you enjoyed watching Mr. Selfridge or The Paradise, you will delight in this New York Gilded Age novel about two rival department stores and the former lovers on opposite sides. Beatrice Goodwin left New York and her first love for a marriage of convenience with an English duke. When she scandalously divorces him after sixteen years and returns home to take over her family's failing store, she's surprised to find that her direct competition is run by Wes Dalton, the man she loved but left ...more
Apr 06, 2020 marked it as to-read
**Review will be posted on my blog on March 23,2020, closer to the publication date.**

Thank you to Avon and NetGalley for giving me a chance to this eARC.

Here we have book three in The Gilded Age Girls Club series and what a fun book it is! In An Heiress to Remember, Beatrice Goodwin is young and in love with poor, Irish imigrant, Dalton. But as a girl raised in high society her path is already made by her parents, and she marries a Duke. She comes back to Manhattan, sixteen years later,
Originally posted on Smitten by Books Reviews Blog

This book is my favorite of 2020 so far. For historical romances, An Heiress To Remember is a game-changer!

Rodale continues her Gilded Age Girls Club series breaking all the rules with our heroine. Shes an heiress who divorced a duke and comes home to New York only to find her fathers store near the brink of bankruptcy and on the sales block. Beatrice Goodwin wants to save her familys legacy and be her own woman. Through a series of smart moves
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a really great read, centred around Beatrice Goodwin, divorced Duchess, and part heiress to a fortune built on a New York department store.

Beatrice married the duke 16 years ago as arranged by her family, despite being in love with Wes Dalton, assistant store manager in her fathers empire. Her mother and father sacked Wes, and paid him off, and convinced Beatrice to marry the duke.

After enduring an isolating and cold marriage, Beatrice has divorced the duke and is back home with her
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Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mothers insistence. She is now the author of numerous smart and sassy romance novels. A champion of the romance genre and its readers, she is also the author of the non-fiction book Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels, Explained and a co-founder of Lady Janes Salon, a national reading series devoted to romantic ...more

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