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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

4.5**** Audio book performed by Blair Brown. This is an historical novel set during the mid-19th century and taking the reader from South America to China to California during the Gold Rush. The story ... Read full review

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User Review  - NatalieSW - LibraryThing

Allende's writing is so fluid and evocative that even parts of pure narration are irresistible. Protagonist Eliza Sommers is irrepressible, brave, loyal, and convincing in every way she needs to be. This book was just a pleasure to read! Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Daughter of Fortune is a well written historical novel set in Valparaiso, Chile and California in the 1820s the 50s, as well as in Canton. The novel tells the story of Eliza, a foundling raised by a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa.Johnson.James - LibraryThing

Daughter of Fortune is the story of Eliza, the foundling raised in what passed for the lap of luxury in 1800's Valparaiso, Chile. She grows up the sheltered "daughter" of the unapproachable Jeremy ... Read full review

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User Review  - mossland - LibraryThing

Rummaged up in my second hand store and I forgot how much I enjoy reading Ms Allende. Always a beautifully told story and with this book, the added element of an unusual perspective of the California Gold Rush. Read full review

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User Review  - MichelleCH - LibraryThing

Usually I run from Oprah's book picks for many reasons, but because she is a well known Latina author, I wanted to read Allende and judge for myself. Her novel did not disappoint. For me, the time ... Read full review

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User Review  - chrisblocker - LibraryThing

Isabel Allende's Daughter of Fortune starts out slow, but that doesn't last long. In fact, after the first one hundred pages, one might wonder how Allende was able to cram so much story in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeaHolly - LibraryThing

I really enjoy hoe Isabel Allende draws you into a world. Her characters are vivid and real. The perspectives of the different classes and races is fascinating and adds a great depth to the novel. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - lgbatmaz - LibraryThing

Got the hardback edition, and I am keeping it as part of my permanent collection. Very good read overall, although since each chapter is on the long side and more cerebral than your average weekend reading, this one took weeks for me to finish. Read full review

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User Review  - Jaelle - LibraryThing

The historical detail in this tangled tale is fascinating, but with the story moving from Chile to China, and finally to California, the parts of the story do not gel together well. Worth reading if you like other Allende works, but not her best. Read full review


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