Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Allende's first novel in six years (The Infinite Plan, 1993, etc.) delivers her gentle, often plush style at extravagant length to tell the life of Eliza Sommers, a Chilean woman who immigrates to San Francisco in the 1840s. Abandoned as a baby in the British colony of Valparaiso, Eliza is raised by Jeremy and Rose Sommers, a prosperous pair of siblings who consider the girl a gift. For unmarried ... Read full review

Review: Daughter of Fortune

Editorial Review - - Heather Grimshaw

Seeking romance, adventure and a little bit of intrigue? Search no further. For readers who relish the thought of women breaking out of traditional roles of mother, daughter and wife, DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE by Isabel Allende fits the bill. A novel that reads like the combined diaries of several characters, DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE delves into the lives of Eliza, Tao Chi'en, Miss Rose, a small cluster of ... Read full review

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