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User Review  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

A solid historical fiction piece with a strong, independent-minded heroine set against the wonderful backdrop of 19th century Chile and the California Gold Rush of 1849. This story has all of the ... 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  - Pmaurer - LibraryThing

Young Chiilean girl follows her lover to the gold fields of California. Eliza has been adopted by a wealthy sister and brother and lived a pampered life. With the aid of "celestial" she is a stowaway ... 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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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