The Queen of Beauty

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 11 Jul 2017

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In the early twentieth century Berlin, at a time when a good woman not divorced, Clara invents an affair to divorce her violent husband, divorce that unfortunately will lead to losing the assets inherited by her family (home and pharmacy) and the possibility to see her children. Rather than cry on, and thanks to some loyal friends, she leaves the town and moves to Lake Constance, where, thanks to her tenacity and hard work, she makes good use of creams and soaps recipes her father left her and become, in a short time, the queen of beauty. History of fantasy and clear tribute by the author to the women who founded the cosmetics, the ones we should thank each time in the morning we put a little cream on our faces allowing our skin to remain fresh and young. Great insight into the social life of the time and merciless portrait of the contempt, apparently disappeared only in word, to women, considered fatigue animals, to be used until complete breacking up.
Thank AmazonCrossing and Netgalley for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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A beautifully written book about the incredible strong brilliant women that started the cosmetics empires . 
This is the story of three women from Berlin, one a abused wife who lost everything to her husband in the courts including her beloved business.  It is the story of how she rises and takes back her life to great success then  she ever imagined. It is the story of two other women, both brilliant and talented in their own right. Together they each build a empire unheard of before in the world by women. 
This is a remarkable story. One of great strength of women, beginning life a new to live your dream and the hard work it takes to make a business work in their time in a mans world. I was captured by page one and enthralled by this beautifully written book. Thank you to the author for your exquisite detail, and for telling their story. Outstanding reading ! 
Thank you for the ARC which did not influence my review. I highly recommend The Queen of Beauty for your reading enjoyment .
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