Decorum: A Novel by Kaaren Christopherson
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Kensington Publishing Corp.
Foramts: eBook, Paperback, Audio
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
Rules Of DecorumA gentleman should not be presented to a lady without her permission being previously asked and granted. This formality is not necessary between men alone;but, still, you should not present any one, even at his own request, to another,unless you are quite well assured that the acquaintance will be agreeable to thelatter.If you wish to avoid the company of any one that has been properly introduced, satisfy your own mind that your reasons are correct; and then let no inducement cause you to shrink from treating him with respect, at the same time shunning
his company. No gentleman will thus be able either to blame or mistake you.The mode in which the avowal of love should be made, must of course, depend uponcircumstances. It would be impossible to indicate the style in which the matter should be told... Let it, however, be taken as a rule that an interview is best;but let it be remembered that all rules have exceptions...
PraiseA story of discovery, entitlement and love. - Northern Virginia Magazine
Remarkable in its similarities to the work of Edith Wharton. The reader feels drawn into a world of glamour, glitz, and supreme hypocrisy. Everything is permissible as long as one does not get caught. It is a drama of manners and the stakes are high one misstep could mean social oblivion [Decorum] will appeal to a wide range of readers, particularly those who enjoy period novels such as Age of Innocence and The Portrait of a Lady. - The Historical Novel Society
Beautiful heiress Francesca Lund must figure out how to assert her ideas within the confines of 1890 s New York high society. - Library Journal
Reminiscent of Washington Square but with a more modern heroine, Decorum illuminates the dark world beneath New York society. Christopherson incorporatesa clever mystery and populates the novel with a large cast of characters. - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
About the AuthorKaaren Christophersonis the author of Decorum a novel about Gilded Age New York that began taking form in 1999 during a course on writing historical fiction. From that moment, Connor O Casey (who had been rattling around in her brain for months) finally appeared one night and said, All right, woman. Here I am. What are you going to do about my story? So she began to put his words on paper, and he hasn't kept quiet since. Soon Francesca, Blanche, Tracey, Vinnie, and the rest of the characters began arguing, gossiping, loving, and forming themselves into Kaaren s first novel.Kaaren has had a professional career writing and editing for over 30 years and is a senior editor for an international development nonprofit organization in Washington, DC.She has written fiction since her school days, story poems, children s books, historical fiction, and time travel, and continues to be active in writer's groups and writing workshops. In addition to her career as a writer, Kaaren was the owner of a decorative painting business. She loves to travel and prowl through historical sites, galleries, and museums. She is active in several churches in DC and in her local Northern Virginia community, where she shares her home with feline brothers, Archie and Sammy.A Michigan native, Kaaren received her BA in history and art and her MA in educational administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.For more information visit Kaaren Christopherson's website. You canalso find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
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