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The Second Mrs. Astor

THE SECOND MRS. ASTOR - Shana Abe PDF

The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe dives into the whirlwind romance and tragic fate of Madeleine Force and John Jacob Astor IV, set against the backdrop of the infamous Titanic disaster.

Seventeen-year-old Madeleine catches the eye of the much older and already-divorced John Jacob Astor IV, igniting a scandalous courtship. Despite her beauty, intelligence, and upper-class background, Madeleine faces intense public scrutiny for pursuing Astor, a member of America’s wealthiest and most prominent family.

Overcoming societal disapproval, they marry, and their honeymoon tragically coincides with the doomed maiden voyage of the Titanic. Love blossoms between them, but fate intervenes when the “unsinkable” ship strikes an iceberg.

The story unfolds through the perspective of a widowed and pregnant Madeleine, determined to share her true love story with her son and defy the media’s portrayal of their marriage. As she navigates a new life in New York City, the novel explores themes of survival, loss, and the enduring power of love.

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