Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What The Lady Wants by Renee Rosen

​Glamor, glitter, love, shopping, and ​famous names thrown around...what fun it was reading WHAT THE LADY WANTS.

WHAT THE LADY WANTS is set in Chicago during the 1800's when retail stores and innovations were beginning to surface. Famous industrialists such as Pullman, McCormick, Potter, Swift, Field, and Armour filled the pages.  Hearing these names brought out the historical fiction aficionado in me.

Along with the business side of Chicago​,​ WHAT THE LADY WANTS tells​ the story of the personal life of Delia Spencer, Arthur Caton, and Marshall Field revealing ​Delia and Marshall​'s ongoing, infamous ​love ​affair.  You will want to look up th​eir ​names to find ​more ​information on them and on Marshall Field & Company.

Both Delia and Marshall were captivating characters, and Ms. Rosen perfectly portrayed their life and the lifestyles of the wealthy ​during that time.

​A little bit of romance along with the history of Chicago makes WHAT THE LADY WANTS an intriguing, alluring ​read.

​You will also find out where the book's title came from.  ENJOY!!​  5/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.​


  1. A wonderful historical fiction book.

    Enjoy if you read it, and let me know what you think.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. My mom is from an area outside of Chicago so I bet she'd like this book.

  3. This sounds so good, Elizabeth! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I know too little about Chicago--it's time to "read up" on this great city!

  4. It is an amazing city.

    I really enjoy reading about its early days.

    Thanks for stopping, Suko.

  5. Your mom definitely will like it especially if she remembers the Marshall Field store.

    Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

  6. This sounds like something I would enjoy very much and I am off to put it in my wish list. I enjoy history when its linked to something like shopping. And I have been very briefly to Chicago, so I reckon I will chase this one up. Thanks for the review.

    1. :)

      Shopping is always something fun.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathryn.

  7. What the Lady Wants sounds very interesting! I look forward to reading it. Great review.

  8. Thank you, Gail.

    I hope you enjoy the book. Glad you liked my review.

  9. Cool that you traveled all the way from Australia to Chicago. You do live in New Zealand, correct?

    THANKS for stopping by, Kathryn. I hope you get to read the book.

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    1. You are welcome. It was excellent as all of her books are.

      Thanks for commenting, Unknown.