Times of Triumph

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Island Nation Press LLC, Sep 1, 1998 - Fiction - 336 pages
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The African-born daughter of missionaries, nineteen-year-old Leonie Benedict arrives in New York in 1913.She knows no one in the city, and she is newly pregnant as a result of her love affair with her cousin's husband, journalist Grayson Marlowe. Refusing to be afraid in this strange and challenging new world, and using her brief experience in a restaurant, she undertakes to open her own eating establishment.Rose Manero, the first person she hires will, in time, become not only a friend for life but a partner in what evolves into a successful chain of restaurants.Having given up hope of ever again seeing the father of her child, Leonie gets on with her life, and loses both a dear friend and a lover to the First World War and to the Spanish Influenza epidemic that follows. Yet she forges ahead.Set in the period between the start of WWI and the end of WWI, we travel through the time with Leonie, her children, Grayson, and Rose; following the social and political events of the time. With a heart and a spirit that will not be broken, Leonie is a rare and remarkable woman.
  

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
18
Section 3
27
Section 4
36
Section 5
47
Section 6
58
Section 7
68
Section 8
80
Section 17
187
Section 18
196
Section 19
208
Section 20
218
Section 21
233
Section 22
241
Section 23
253
Section 24
264

Section 9
89
Section 10
98
Section 11
106
Section 12
119
Section 13
128
Section 14
154
Section 15
166
Section 16
177
Section 25
277
Section 26
287
Section 27
299
Section 28
311
Section 29
322
Section 30
335
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About the author (1998)

Isobelle Carmody's Obernewtyn Chronicles established her at the forefront of fantasy writing in Australia. Her books published in the U.S. include two in the Little Fur series for young readers ("The Legend Begins "and "A Fox Called Sorrow"), two in the Gateway series for middle readers ("Night Gate "and "Winter Door"), and four in the Obernewtyn Chronicles for young adults. She lives in Apollo Bay, Australia, and Prague, Czech Republic.
Declan Lee works as an illustrator and fine artist and his work is featured in collections in Australia and Germany. He has illustrated a number of book covers and readers for young children. "Magic Night "is illustrated in pastels, his preferred medium.

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