Daughter Of Fortune

Autore: Isabel Allende
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063049635
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, Isabelle Allende, comes a passionate tale of one young woman's quest to save her lover set against the chaos of the 1849 California Gold Rush. Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaíso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquín Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen prey to feverish dreams of wealth. Joaquín takes off for San Francisco to seek his fortune, and Eliza, pregnant with his child, decides to follow him. As Eliza embarks on her perilous journey north in the hold of a ship and arrives in the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco, she must navigate a society dominated by greedy men. But Eliza soon catches on with the help of her natural spirit and a good friend, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi’en. What began as a search for love ends up as the conquest of personal freedom. A marvel of storytelling, Daughter of Fortune confirms once again Isabel Allende's extraordinary gift for fiction and her place as one of the world's leading writers.

Daughters Of Fortune

Autore: Tara Hyland
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439165096
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A FASHION DYNASTY AT WAR William Melville’s daughters are heiresses to the world’s most exclusive fashion dynasty. Beautiful and rich, they are envied by all. But behind the glittering façade of their lives, each girl hides a dark secret that threatens to tear their family apart. Smart, ambitious Elizabeth knows how to manipulate every man she meets, except the one who counts: her father. Gentle, naïve Caitlin, the illegitimate child, struggles to fit into a world of privilege while staying true to herself. Stunning, spoiled Amber, the party girl with a weakness for bad boys; more fragile than anyone realizes. As each of them seeks to carve out her own destiny, Elizabeth, Caitlin, and Amber face difficult choices, which will take them in wildly different directions. But as old wounds resurface and threaten to destroy the foundations of the Melville empire, their paths will cross again. Because the simple truth is that, no matter how far you go, you cannot escape the claims of family.

Fortune S Daughter

Autore: Alice Hoffman
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497652421
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An “intimate, lovely novel, most of whose concerns swirl about the pain and joys of motherhood,” from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Rules of Magic (People). Rae Perry has been in love with Jessup since high school. Two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, they ran away from Boston together and have been moving ever since—five states in seven years. Now they are in Southern California in what they call “earthquake weather,” a time when anything can happen, and Jessup is restless again. This time, Rae fears, he plans to leave without her. Lila Grey is a fortune-teller. More than a quarter century ago, on a cold and icy night in New York City, she gave birth to a daughter she never saw again. Lila is determined to find her lost child, even if it means an end to her happy life with Richard, the loving husband she refuses to let into her past. It is Lila who tells Rae she is pregnant—but the other symbol she reads in Rae’s tea leaves, she refuses to reveal. From that moment forward, their fates are inextricably linked. While Rae searches for the strength to navigate an uncertain future alone, Lila sets out to resolve her history once and for all. This luminous novel, a New York Times Notable Book, is an enthralling tribute to the profound mysteries of motherhood and childbirth from a writer who, in the words of Amy Tan, “takes seemingly ordinary lives and lets us see and feel extraordinary things.”

The Fortune Teller S Daughter

Autore: Lila Shaara
Editore: Random House LLC
ISBN: 034548567X
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Stumbling upon rumors that legendary physicist Robert Ziegart has stolen research for his ground-breaking work on "the Ziegart Effect," unsuccessful and jaded journalist Harry Sterling sets out to uncover the truth, following the gossip trail to a fortune-teller and to the beautiful and enigmatic Maggie Roth. 15,000 first printing.

Conversations With Isabel Allende

Autore: Isabel Allende
Editore: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292702110
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This revised edition has been updated to cover Allende's three newest books—City of the Beasts, Portrait in Sepia: A Novel, and Daughter of Fortune. It includes four new interviews in which Allende discusses completing her trilogy of novels that began with House of the Spirits, as well as her ongoing spiritual adventure and political interests.

Daughter Of Fortune

Autore: Carla Kelly
Editore: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 9780917657238
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After the death of her parents, Maria Espinosa travels from Mexico City to Sante Fe where she is taken in by Diego Masferrer and becomes torn between her love for him and his half-Indian brother

Portrait In Sepia

Autore: Isabel Allende
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006225443X
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In nineteenth-century Chile, Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases all recollections of the first five years of her life. Raised by her regal and ambitious grandmother Paulina del Valle, Aurora grows up in a privileged environment but is tormented by horrible nightmares. When she is forced to recognize her betrayal at the hands of the man she loves, and to cope with the resulting solitude, she explores the mystery of her past.

Isabel Allende S House Of The Spirits Trilogy

Autore: Karen Wooley Martin
Editore: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1855662000
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The source of the narrative energy that creates such absorbing stories.

Isabel Allende

Autore: Karen Castellucci Cox
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313316951
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Critiques such stories as "The House of Spirits" and "Daughter of Fortune," while providing biographical information about the Latin American author.

Oprah Affect The

Autore: Cecilia Konchar Farr
Editore: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791477444
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Essays explore the broad cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club.

Island Beneath The Sea

Autore: Isabel Allende
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063049643
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The New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits and A Long Petal of the Sea tells the story of one unforgettable woman—a slave and concubine determined to take control of her own destiny—in this sweeping historical novel that moves from the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century “Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers.”—Los Angeles Times The daughter of an African mother she never knew and a white sailor, Zarité—known as Tété—was born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue. Growing up amid brutality and fear, Tété found solace in the traditional rhythms of African drums and the mysteries of voodoo. Her life changes when twenty-year-old Toulouse Valmorain arrives on the island in 1770 to run his father’s plantation, Saint Lazare. Overwhelmed by the challenges of his responsibilities and trapped in a painful marriage, Valmorain turns to his teenaged slave Tété, who becomes his most important confidant. The indelible bond they share will connect them across four tumultuous decades and ultimately define their lives.

The House Of The Spirits

Autore: Isabel Allende
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0099528568
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As a girl, Clara del Valle can read fortunes, make objects move as if they had lives of their own, and predict the future. Following the mysterious death of her sister, Rosa the Beautiful, Clara is mute for nine years. When she breaks her silence, it is to announce that she will be married soon to the stern and volatile landowner Esteban Trueba. Set in an unnamed Latin American country over three generations, The House of the Spirits is a magnificent epic of a proud and passionate family, secret loves and violent revolution.

Fallen Angels

Autore: Tara Hyland
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847377025
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From the poverty of post-war England and Ireland to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age, a beautiful, sweeping family drama that illustrates that the bonds between a mother and daughter can never be broken. An unwanted child: San Francisco, 1958. On a dark December night, a baby girl is left at the Sisters of Charity Orphanage on Telegraph Hill. A mysterious suicide: One year later, movie star Frances Fitzgerald takes her own life. Her husband, wealthy businessman Maximilian Stanhope, is rumoured to know more about her death than he's letting on, but nothing is ever proved. A terrible secret: What is the connection between these two events? That's what Frances's daughter, Cara, wants to find out. Abandoned by her mother when she is just seven years old, her childhood is filled with hardship and loss. As a young woman she finds professional success as a journalist, but on a personal level, she still struggles to trust those around her. Soon Cara becomes convinced that uncovering the secret behind her mother's death is the only way to lay her demons to rest, but learning the truth may end up tearing her apart.

Fortune S Child

Autore: James Conroyd Martin
Editore:
ISBN: 9781734004304
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Theodora: actress, prostitute, mistress. And Byzantine Empress of the civilized world. Stephen: handsome Syrian boy, wizard's apprentice, palace eunuch. And Secretary to the Empress. How does this unlikely pair become such allies that one day Empress Theodora asks Stephen to write her biography? From a very young age, Theodora, daughter of a circus bearkeeper in Constantinople, sets her sights well above her station in life. Her exquisite beauty sets her apart on stages and in the eyes of men. Stephen, a Syrian lad of striking good looks, is sold by his parents to a Persian wizard, who teaches him a skill in languages that will serve him well. By the time Destiny brings them together in Antioch, Theodora has undergone heartrending trials and a transformation, while Stephen has been sold again . . . and castrated. Discover the enduring bond that, however imperfect, prompts Theodora--as Empress--to request palace eunuch Stephen to write her biography.

Isabel Allende Life And Spirits

Autore: Celia Correas de Zapata
Editore: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 9781611920437
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A series of interviews with the Chilean author.

The Cloud Leopard S Daughter

Autore: Deborah Challinor
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1460706293
Grandezza: 66,35 MB
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A story of love, family, adventure and intrigue, set against backdrops of the gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand and the Opium Wars in China. Kitty and Rian Farrell sail their schooner Katipo III in Dunedin Harbour in 1863, they are answering a call for help from their friend Wong Fu. His daughter has been kidnapped and taken to opium-ridden Hong Kong. The Farrells agree to try to find her, but as they sail closer to their quarry, the stakes jump dramatically. Kitty's adopted daughter Amber is kidnapped when they are forced to stop at Manila, and it looks like the same party is behind this crime. Kitty, Rian and their crew must not only search for two young women, they must navigate dangerous shoals of pirates, corrupt officials, greedy rulers, wronged lovers and petty grievances. The Cloud Leopard's Daughter continues the story of Kitty, Rian and Amber -- now wiser and stronger -- as they straddle both sides of the law against the backdrop of gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand and the Opium Wars in China. Praise for Deborah Challinor: 'Seamlessly fuses historicalfact and engrossing fiction' QueenslandTimes 'Immensely enjoyable' AustralianWomen's Weekly 'Challinor is a good storyteller; her charactershave depth and her historical backdrops are well researched, seamlessly joiningfact and fiction and creating a convincing, atmospheric yarn.' Bookseller and Publisher 'Challinor has beendubbed Australia's answer to Philippa Gregory' Brisbane Times

Love S Fortune The Ballantyne Legacy Book 3

Autore: Laura Frantz
Editore: Revell
ISBN: 1441246401
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Sheltered since birth at her Kentucky home, Rowena Ballantyne has heard only whispered rumors of her grandfather Silas's vast fortune and grand manor in Pennsylvania. When her father receives a rare letter summoning him to New Hope, Rowena makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world--filled with family members she's never met, dances she's never learned, and a new side to the father she thought she knew. As she struggles to fit in during their extended stay, she finds a friend in James Sackett, the most valued steamship pilot of the Ballantynes' shipping line. Even with his help, Rowena feels she may never be comfortable in high society. Will she go her own way . . . to her peril? With her signature attention to historical detail, Laura Frantz brings 1850s Pennsylvania alive with a tender story of loss, love, and loyalty. Fans will cheer for this final installment of the Ballatyne saga.

Fortune And Glory

Autore: Janet Evanovich
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982154861
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The twenty-seventh entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series isn’t just the biggest case of Stephanie Plum’s career. It’s the adventure of a lifetime. When Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair…and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, they discover that they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way—along with a new adversary who’s even more formidable: Gabriela Rose, a dark-eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes. She’s also a soldier of fortune, a gourmet cook, an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts—and someone who’s about to give Stephanie a real run for her money. Stephanie may be in over her head, but she’s got two things that Gabriela doesn’t: an unbreakable bond with her family and a stubborn streak that will never let her quit. She’ll need both to survive because this search for “fortune and glory” will turn into a desperate race against time with more on the line than ever before. Because even as she searches for the treasure and fights to protect her Grandma Mazur, her own deepest feelings will be tested—as Stephanie could finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger.

B F S Daughter

Autore: John P. Marquand
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504015770
Grandezza: 21,47 MB
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The daughter of a powerful industrialist seeks to live on her own terms in this entertaining portrait of the American home front during World War II Polly Fulton, the daughter of one of America’s most successful and admired businessmen, lives with her parents and brother in a thirty-room apartment on New York City’s Park Avenue. Yet she despises the superficial trappings of wealth and delights in defying convention. In the months before America enters World War II, she shocks her family and friends by dumping her longtime boyfriend, Bob Tasmin, and marrying radical journalist Tom Brett. As the war rages on the other side of the globe and dominates the thoughts of everyone at home, Polly comes to realize that she acted out of pride and contrariness, not love. But with Bob stationed in Guam, it may be too late to correct her terrible mistake. A richly detailed, elegantly crafted tale about the search for happiness in the chaos of wartime, B.F.’s Daughter is one of John P. Marquand’s warmest and most empathetic novels.

The Stories Of Eva Luna

Autore: Isabel Allende
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684873591
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When her lover asks her to tell him a story, Eva Luna complies with this collection of tales.