Hearts and dreams evolve in the shadow of the once-magnificent Penn Station.Vera Keller, the daughter of German immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York City, finds her life upended when the man she loves becomes engaged to another woman. But Angelo Bellavia has also inadvertently opened up Veras life to unexpected possibilities. Angelos new wife, Pearl, the wealthy daughter of a clothing manufacturer, has defied her familys expectations by devoting herself to the suffrage movement. In Pearl, Vera finds an unexpected dear friendand a stirring new cause of her own. But when Pearls selfless work pulls her farther from Angelo and their son, the life Vera craved is suddenly within her reachif her conscience will allow her to take it.Her choice will define not only her future but also that of her daughter, Alice.Vera and Alicea generation and a world apartare bound by the same passionate drive to fulfill their dreams. As first mother and then daughter come of age in a city that is changing as rapidly as its skyline, theyll each discover that love is the only constant....
|Title||:||The Way of Beauty|
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The Way of Beauty Reviews
Norma, Lindsay and I were lost in the heartwarming feel-good lush coulee reading The Way of Beauty soaking up the warm sun and this fascinating story of two strong women and their lives.
The Way of Beauty is a charming, sweet and heartwarming historical women's fiction novel that touches on many topics while bringing a piece of history to life here with Penn Station and blending the lives of two very strong women and the people connected to them.
Camille Di Mario does such a great job balancing ...more
This beauty of a book does not disappoint! Loved the story line, which featured three strong female protagonists. It’s historical fiction and the backdrop is wonderful. NYC from WWI to WWII. Pennsylvania Station is a big part of the setting. Several love stories play out, as well as friendships. With missed opportunities, passionate causes such as the suffragist movement and saving architectural gems, family dynamics, love, and some intrigue too, this book lives up to its name, and is one beauty ...more
A wonderful novel about the fascinating lives of two women connected by a legacy of loyalty, passion, and a strong sense of family. Set against the backdrop of New York City and the grand Penn Station, readers are sure to love this epic tale that tugs at your heartstrings as you root for Vera and Alice to find their happy endings.
I have never read a book by Camille Di Maio before and when I seen the beautiful cover of this book I just knew that I had to read this one! I am happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this beauty of a book! The story is just as beautiful as that cover!
THE WAY OF BEAUTY by CAMILLE DI MAIO was a fantastic, informative, interesting, and heartfelt historical fiction novel that pulled me in immediately. I absolutely love the title of this book and it was extremely fitting to this story. The way tha ...more
Romantic story about mother (Vera) and daughter (Alice's) quest for love in NYC.
Vera had been in love with Angelo since she was a child, so at age 17, she was devastated when he introduced her to his fiancee, Pearl, a suffragette fighting for women's right to vote. For this reason, Vera should have hated Pearl, but darn it, Pearl was just so darn likable that instead, Vera became a nanny to Pearl's 3 year old son, William, from her first marriage.
It was "such a recipe for jealousy. But it was i ...more
What truly enchanted me when it came to THE WAY OF BEAUTY was Penn Station. Oh, how I wished it was still standing in all its glory. Alas, it had to give way for progress. Luckily, there are still images and like this book, imaginative stories that make Penn Station come to life again.
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I have been a fan of Camille Di Maio's writing ever since her debut, The Memory of Us: A Novel. With The Way of Beauty, she is now three for three with compelling and memorable novels.
The entire story was so beautifully written. I felt like I was inside Penn Station watching the characters interact. I could easily visualize them and feel what they were feeling. Both Vera and Alice's romantic conflicts were understandable and it was easy to sympathize with them. (I know many women who would gladl ...more
I read The Way of Beauty because I read Ms. Di Maio’s previous two books, The Memory of Us and Before the Rain Falls, and enjoyed them. The Way of Beauty was written for those who enjoy well-researched, well-written women’s fiction with a historical flavor.
In Di Maio’s third novel, The Way of Beauty, she further develops her reputation as an author savvy in both research techniques and character development—and the ability to combine these elements into a relatable story.
The Way of Beauty is t ...more