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Daughter of Fortune
Daughter of Fortune | Isabel Allende
An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. Entering a rough-and-tumble world of new arrivals driven mad by gold fever, Eliza moves in a society of single men and prostitutes with the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi'en. California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence to the young Chilean, and her search for her elusive lover gradually turns into another kind of journey. By the time she finally hears news of him, Eliza must decide who her true love really is.
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EadieB
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Day 25 - #fortune #daughteroffortune #isabelallende #literaryluck

Read 2012 and enjoyed it a lot!

An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster & her rigid brother vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence for the young Chilean, and her search for her elusive lover gradually turns into another kind of journey.

Vedrana twice read, I like it😍 5mo
vkois88 Sounds good for sure! 5mo
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Kathrin
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Mehso-so

This was my first historical fiction book about the gold rush and from that perspective it was really interesting. Unfortunately, I thought the story line was lacking focus and after 400 pages there still seems to be so much that needed to be covered.

Ddzmini Uh no my husband is not boring he‘s awesome and there‘s been times when I‘ve taken care of him and he‘s taken care of me but that‘s what marriage is 👀😳 13mo
TrishB @Ddzmini same! It‘s a partnership. 13mo
Kathrin @Ddzmini I agree. I have an awesome husband. I just felt it was the sentiment of the time (1850s) and I thought it was funny. 13mo
LDuffN I felt the same about another Isabel Allende book. 13mo
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Kathrin
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#readharder2018 Oprah's Book Club

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redfeatherreader
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Latest read. This is only the third book of hers I have read, but I love her work.

gingegingeginge Love her writing! I've only read Island Beneath the Sea and really enjoyed that, may add this one to my 'to read' pile (as if it couldn't get any bigger!) 13mo
redfeatherreader @gingegingeginge that's on my TBR! You should also check out The Japanese Lover (4*) and Ripper (3*) quite a departure from her normal style, but good too. Apparently this is the first of a "trilogy" with Portrait in Sepia and House of Spirits. I picked up Portrait at a little free library before discovering it is the 2nd book. So....you may have 3 more on your to read pile ? 13mo
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Hija de la fortuna | Isabel Allende
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tcheer4life
Daughter of Fortune | Isabel Allende

Hold list Bookpage March 2018

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Daniellesbooks1
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Going to give this a try, I‘ve got several things planned over the long weekend but I‘m thinking I can find some time for this #13inThree @Samplergal

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Daniellesbooks1
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Today‘s lunch time read...last December I was at my local library‘s end of the year book sale, my favorite event of the year☺️ as I was shuffling through the piles of books an older lady next to me picked this up, looked at me and said, “have you read this?” I replied that I hadn‘t and she handed it to me and said “do yourself a favor and read it!” I‘m finally getting around to it, and so far so good! #lunchtimereading

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Weaponxgirl
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I loved this, it takes you all around the world with a great heroine and lots of side characters that are also very interesting. The only downsides to this are that it does end a bit abruptly so if that would bother you then maybe don't read and it's not quite as good as the house of the spirits. Her descriptions are always so textured to me and I want to eat all the food she mentions. #readingwomenchallenge #readharder2018

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JenFowler
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I enjoyed this selection for book club! This was full of adventures and the ups/downs of the lives of many people...most of the book was centered around Eliza Sommers. From her mysterious birth, to her brave journey to find the man she fell in love with, you can't help but feel admiration for this spirited girl.
The ending was a little abrupt however. It leaves you wanting more!

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Nebklvr
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While this novel was set in a fascinating time, it had way too many characters and the story could have been edited, a lot! The last half was a slog.

Viko I tried once to read this book, but I honestly could not get past the first pages 1y
Nebklvr @Viko I probably wouldn‘t have finished if not for bookclub 1y
Viko @Nebklvr afterwards, I read “The Japanese Lover” & didn‘t love it either 1y
Nebklvr @Viko I know, to be fair, you should read more than one book by an author before ditching them, but I usually don‘t. 1y
Viko Yeah... I mean, one book will give you a good idea of an author‘s style & it will rarely vary from one book to another 1y
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Nebklvr
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The only good thing about marriage is becoming a widow.

DivineDiana 😲 1y
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Nebklvr
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Such a great bedside manner...

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AnansiGirl
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Shelving Daughter of Fortune under been read category. 🤘🏻 Progress with Love in the Times of Cholera was maddeningly sloooow 🐌 I had to bail. The Fox Woman is gearing to make its descent off Mount TBR. 🧗🏻‍♀️

YTD 8/40-ish

#mounttbrchallenge @DivaDiane

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Fang88
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A wonderful and light journey through the lives and hearts of people living in 1843's chile. Love, shame, deceit and amazing temptations taking shape during the time of the california goldrush. Some characters take you on journeys throughout the world, while others sit at home with nothing but loss and hurt to keep them company...
#catsoflitsy

cariashley That paw 😻 1y
Librosycafe I want the cat 😻 1y
Ecatstic Wow. That's the 3rd time this author has come up for me this morning. I may have to check out some of her stuff! 1y
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alisahar
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Works for #ReadHarder challenge: a book set in Central/South America, by a Central/South American author OR a book with an immigration narrative. I really loved it— adventure, romance, history, a woman passing as a man in the 1800s (a theme that always fascinates me). Eliza is a Chilean orphan being raised by Brits. Her lover goes to California for the gold rush & she follows to search for him, protected by a Chinese doctor who becomes a friend.

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huntersmom1977
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Historical fiction at its finest
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@Chrysta23 I think you would enjoy this gem ❤️

SassyBookworm Yes!!! Thank you so much for the suggestion!!! ☺️ 2y
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UnabridgedTomes
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This is the first Allende I read, way back in college, and it‘s still my favorite. A rollicking adventure that spans continents and the California gold rush and has all the elements of magical realism that Allende is known for (with a dash of romance thrown in for good measure). Love love love it.

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alisahar
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Reading and chocolat chaud on a rainy day. ❤️ 📖 ☕️ Reading this one for “Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author” for the #ReadHarder challenge.

arlenefinnigan Ooh excellent, I was thinking of reading something by Isabel Allende for this challenge. Let us know how it goes! 2y
alisahar @arlenefinnigan really enjoying it so far! 2y
Lcsmcat This was the first Allende I ever read, and it hooked me on her books. 2y
alisahar @Lcsmcat a very spirited heroine 2y
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Dolly
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I like Isabel's writing. Her family history is quite unique. One of today's BookBub offerings.

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pitou215
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Back to allende. Another great book!

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MKbookworm
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I have had this book by #southamericanwriter , Isabel Allende, on my #tbr stack for a while. #fallintobooks

Reviewsbylola I have had this for YEARS!! 2y
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HaleyG14
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...Knowledge was little use without wisdom, and there was no wisdom without spirituality, and that true spirituality always included service to others.

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Lcsmcat
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This book took me #aroundtheworld from China to Chile to California. #sizzlinSummerbooks @Tiffy_Reads

Jaimelire ♥️ 2y
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tjwill
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Even though we don't have a definite move-in date yet, I have packed most of the apartment. Only a select few TBR are not in boxes yet. (Ok, I know it doesn't look like FEW, but this bookcase used to be 5 shelves double-stacked.)

Rachel.Rencher I did the same thing when I was moving. 😂 I ended up packing a plastic tote for the car, just for TBRs while the movers had the rest of my books. 2y
tjwill @Rachel.Rencher That's good thinking! We are doing all our moving, but I am going to label the TBR boxes separately! 2y
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Lcsmcat
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The first Allende I read is this novel with settings as #farflung as Chile, China and the United States. It got me hooked on Allende's work. #maybookflowers @RealLifeReading

Jaimelire I love Allende. House of Spirits is one of my favourite books. 2y
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Nerdy_chic
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I've been waiting for you, Señorita.. I've been waiting for you forever.. ❤❤❤ #booklove #Sundaychill

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kirriemummy
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My next #rorygilmorereadinglist book is daughter of fortune by Isabelle allende. I'm looking forward to this one because I read a few of her books back in the 1990s and I absolutely loved them. There should be more books about girls with green hair #houseofthespirits

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ptkpepe98
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I kept hearing about the power of Allende's writing. Sadly, I didn't find it in this novel, despite wanting to and what seemed like a great premise. Not sure what it was, but it just didn't work for me.

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bookishnerd
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One of my favourite books from the 1990's. #photoadaynov16

RealLifeReading Good pick! 3y
TriniCapini Pretty sure I've owned this since the 90s and it's still unread! 3y
bookishnerd @TriniCapini It was really good! (Litsy told me last night you commented but then I couldn't see it. Just came back to check!) 3y
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GeekyGirlBooks
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#booktober #immigrantstories

This book has stayed with me all these years. A love story and a story of strength. Such an amazing book and one of my favorite covers.

princess_dennie_pants I love this book 3y
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bookishnerd
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Love me some Isabel Allende. I prefer her older stuff to her newer stuff so far, though. Daughter of Fortune and House of Spirits were both so good! #booktober 2 - book set in South America

Texreader Yes I have always enjoyed her books and just got 3y
Jaimelire Really enjoy her books 3y
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Mynameisacolour
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I can't believe that this is seriously the only book I've ever read that is set in South America. Looking foreword to some good suggestions from my fellow litsians. 🌎 #bookssetinSAmerica

KVanRead I almost went with this one - I loved this book and the parts about Chile and the ice were really interesting! 3y
Suzze I didn't think I had read any books set in SA, then saw some other posts and said "oh, I read that! And that'" 3y
kirriemummy This is a bit out of date but you should try the house of the spirits by Isabelle allende, love in the time of cholera by Gabriella Garcia Marquez, the motorcycle diaries by Che Guevara, and like water for chocolate ( can't remember who it's by but it's wonderful!) Hope this helps xxx 2y
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LaurenReads
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This may be my only #bookssetinSAmerica l have read that revolves around the actual culture and people. I have a bunch of "save people from drug cartel" books...?. I'm so ready to add some great books to my TBR by checking on this # today!!! #booktober

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Oh! I've read this! I was really struggling to think of any 😬 3y
LaurenAsh Love Isabel Allende! 3y
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BooksAndBrews04
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I loved this read! I highly recommend it to those who love historical novels that involve hardship, perseverance, and finding love in the most unexpected places. 👍📚

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Bibliosa
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From, Chile to China, to California, this book has some serious armchair travel. It was such a delight to read about ancient Chinese and Chilean lore, the California gold rush, and Allende's touch of magical realism.

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Bibliosa
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"He loved books so much that he was quite capable of depriving his family of food and going into debt to acquire first editions by his favorite authors" #readerproblems

BookBabe 👌🏻 3y
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Foragingfantasy
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Part of my book haul yesterday. It's hit or miss and it was mostly a miss. Didn't buy as many as I usually do. I blame the heat.

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Bookgirl
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Somehow ended up with two copies of Daughter of Fortune at the library 50 cent book sale. Also got a nice YA stack for the resident teenager. Got The Great Gatsby despite having read it because I love the cover of this edition.

Notafraidofwords Eek In Cold Blood did not let me sleep for days after I read it. 3y
Kbanski Great haul! ❤️ used book sales 3y
prowlix I love library book sales! 💗that looks like a great haul 3y
KellyHerself In Cold Blood 🙌🏻 3y
Joanne1 Great collection. Possession is another favourite of mine. 3y
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