Notes from readers:
�I loved Idle Hours! What a terrific story. Once I began to read it, I couldn�t put it down. It brought me great joy! Pat is a great writer-storyteller. With so many of the names and places being familiar, it made it that much more interesting. I want to buy more copies for my friends. It�s a terrific gift.�
Dottie Hanly, retired librarian, Connetquot Schools
�Now this is what I call a great read! The story is so gripping I couldn�t put it down. Idle Hours is fascinating in its history of the real Vanderbilts, mixed with the real people of the day. I loved Papa, and Almina. They were such a contrast to Alva and Willie K. I got so interested in Consuelo I�m trying to find a copy of her autobiography, The Glitter and the Gold. Thanks Pat, I can�t wait for the next book!�
Pat S. Hogeboom writes a monthly column for the Great South Bay Magazine of Long Island. She lives near the original Idle Hour Estate and has long been fascinated with the story of Consuelo Vanderbilt. She is the author of the historical novel, THE HOPE CHEST, Xlibris, 2003.