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User Review  - thelittlereader - LibraryThing

i read this for The Olive Reader English 101 April monthly selection and i am so glad i did. it is not a book that was even on my radar, but it turned out to be one of my favorite reads of last month ... Read full review

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User Review  - purplehena - LibraryThing

I went to bed last night with one chapter of this novel remaining. I woke up with the main character, Eliza, on my mind. Isabel Allende is an amazing storyteller who manages to engage the reader's ... Read full review

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User Review  - ariesblue - LibraryThing

The story of passion and determination,Eliza Sommers that brave woman who went for adangerous journey alone,risking all what she has ,her family,her future,her peace her fortune for her search for Joaquín , her first love....... Read full review

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User Review  - bakersfieldbarbara - LibraryThing

A wonderful tale about a daughter raised in foster homes, and never knowing her mother. Eventually, an incident drives her to start a search for all she can find out about her mother. Complex ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alliebadger - LibraryThing

A beautiful book. It seems a little dauntingly long at first, but it is well worth every page. Allende describes each character in delicious detail, with entire chapters devoted to characters our main ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Daughter of Fortune is the didactic tale of what happens when you become so obsessed with a thought, a feeling that you carry the obsession long after you remember why or what it was all about. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - patricia_poland - LibraryThing

The background 'character' is the 1849 California Gold Rush - excellent setting. Eliza, the young heroine of Chile, who chases after a young lover who has headed off to seek his fame & fortune ... Read full review

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User Review  - sjmccreary - LibraryThing

A wonderful book! A long, lucious story told at a relaxed unhurried pace. There is plenty of time to reveal the background of each character, the history of every event, and describe all the places ... Read full review

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User Review  - booksandwine - LibraryThing

This was my first Allende, and I can say with confidence, it definately will not be my last. Allende has masterfully weaved a story of fate and societal restrictions based on gender and class. Eliza ... Read full review

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User Review  - vegaheim - LibraryThing

foundling, take in by english missionaries (?) and raised in luxury but not quite as their own dauther (although "mother" always wanted children, brother didnt allow) fell in love, hid on ship and ... Read full review


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