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The Fortune Hunter
The Fortune Hunter | Daisy Goodwin
In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything -- except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She comes looking for excitement and finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can out ride her. Ten years younger than Sisi and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.
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wen4blu
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Up next....I‘m hoping for good fortune.

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Birdsong28
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Got the book for 50p at the library and the bookmark for £1 at the UK shop The Works and 20% of the retail price of the bookmark goes towards Cancer Research

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Fortune
#LiteraryLuck

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Eggs My choice too 🥰🤓 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 thank you!! Dollar Tree!! 💚 10mo
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GripLitGrl Lovely photo😍 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @GripLitGrl thank you!! 💚💚 10mo
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Eggs
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#fortune #literaryluck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88
Doesn‘t this look like interesting HF?

azulaco Ooh, Empress Sisi. One of the rare bygone beauties who would still be considered a modern beauty. She really was lovely. I‘ve been wanting to read more about her. This looks good. 10mo
Scochrane26 I liked this book, but I liked An American Heiress better. If you‘re interested in Empress Sisi though, you will really like this. This is the author who created the show, Victoria. 10mo
Eggs @azulaco @Scochrane26 Thanks for the info 🤗 10mo
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Crazeedi This was a good book. Got me looking for more books about Sisi. 10mo
vkois88 It sounds really good, and I love the cover 10mo
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Andrew65 Enjoyed this book. 12mo
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YasmiNova
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Pickpick

So well written, brilliantly researched, great pace throughout. Not one dull bit! And I loved the sprinkle of the quintessentially English quips here and there. Though I found Empress Sisi less likeable as I read it than when I first heard her life story years ago...

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YasmiNova
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Captures the tragic side of Empress Sisi's persona quite well...

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YasmiNova
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"There was a moment of silence as the assembled company digested this revelation along with their turbot à la crème."

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hes7
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Pickpick

Though I despise love triangles and adulterous royals (and I knew of both before starting the book), I‘m giving my time with Empress Elizabeth of Austria a “pick” simply because I enjoyed the historical atmosphere Goodwin creates. Plus, I loved Charlotte Baird with her independence and interest in photography.

#BackpackEurope: Austria ✔️

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hes7
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This morning, I‘m heading to spend time with Austrian royalty. 🇦🇹

#BackpackEurope #MountTBR

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Andrew65
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Pickpick

Historical Romance isn‘t usually a sub genre I would read, but read this following good reviews on Litsy. I have to say though this one surprised me and overall I did enjoy it. Perfect for a road trip as an audiobook. I was pleased to see there was no sex thrown in your face in this one and more referred to; not what I want in my reading. I do feel the book was a tad longer than it needed to be but still very enjoyable. #BlameItOnLitsy

ErinSueMreads I loved this on audiobook!!! 1y
Andrew65 @ErinSueG It was very well read and excellent company during a 500 mile drive. 1y
Kalalalatja I‘m glad you ended up liking it! 👍 1y
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Andrew65
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Started listening to The Fortune Hunter following good comments on Litsy, most notably @Kalalalatja

A little bit out of my usual comfort zone.

robinb I‘m intrigued... 1y
Kalalalatja I‘m excited to see what you think! I enjoyed it for what it was, and @Cinfhen did too 👍 1y
LibraryCin I liked the one book i read by her. I should think about reading another. 1y
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Cinfhen Yes, it was fine but I‘m not running out to read more @Kalalalatja it was a bit too long for me @Andrew65 but I did the #audio so I spaced out pretty frequently 🙈 1y
Andrew65 @Cinfhen I am also doing the audio - using it as I drive home from Scotland (519 Miles). Just over halfway and spending some time in Edinburgh and Berwick Upon Tweed today before completing the journey. Likely to finish it today before I get home. It is a long book, 14 hours of Audio. (edited) 1y
Andrew65 @Kalalalatja @robinb @LibraryCin @Cinfhen I wasn‘t sure what I thought at first but actually I am enjoying it, even if a bit annoyed at one of the characters! It has a bit of a feel of some of Georgette Heyer books. Think I would be interested in reading 1y
Cinfhen Nice choice for a #roadtrip 💟safe travels 1y
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Thanks 😊 1y
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Made It home! 1y
Cinfhen Great❣️hope u had a lovely vacation 1y
Cinfhen And what did u think of the audio 1y
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Thanks I did have a great holiday, but after 1 day of work already seems a long time ago! I surprised myself by how much I enjoyed this audiobook, not all books work as audiobooks for me but this one definitely did. However I do feel generally the book waffled on at points & could have been a bit shorter. Pleased to see it avoided a modern tendency of sex being in your face, prefer inferred as opposed to in your face or ears in this case 1y
Cinfhen I agree, the book/audio felt a little overbaked, still a pleasant enough diversion 1y
Andrew65 @Cinfhen This reminded so much of some of Georgette Heyer‘s regency romances. 1y
Cinfhen Haven‘t read her @Andrew65 1y
Andrew65 @Cinfhen I‘ve only read a few but did enjoy them. 1y
Cinfhen I don‘t think I‘d enjoy “Regency Romance” novels 😂😂😛 1y
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Me either, although do have to space them well apart. 1y
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Kalalalatja
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This was a light hearted, fun and enjoyable read! I love historical fiction about royalty, and getting to know Empress Sisi of Austria was a great experience! I love a good love triangle drama, and this book certainly didn‘t disappoint!

#BackpackEurope

Cinfhen Oh yay!! I was wondering if you were enjoying 🤔glad it was a pick for u as well 🤗🤗🤗 1y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I‘m glad it was a library book, and it will never make my best books of all time list, but it was enjoyable and just what I needed at the moment! 👌 1y
Cinfhen Yes!! I so agree 1y
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Kalalalatja
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I‘m not sure Empress Sisi would approve if she was served our Austrian Hindfleisch gullasch, but it sure tastes delicious (though it isn‘t the most photogenic dish ?)

I used to go skiing every year in Austria, and I have some really fond memories of the food on the slopes. My favourites are, not surprisingly, desserts. I just love apfelstrüdel and Kaiserschmarrn, which is a form of scrambled pancakes ?

#backpackEurope mini challenge

Andrew65 That cover makes me want to read it! 1y
Kalalalatja @Andrew65 I know, and this is “just” a library book! 1y
ju.ca.no sounds interesting! Also the Gulasch looks delicious 😊 1y
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mrp27 When I lived on the east coast I used to go skiing in Vermont a lot and I agree that some ski resorts have some of the best food I've had! 1y
Skyrimir How is this book? I found it at the thrift store the other day but haven‘t started it yet. 1y
Kalalalatja @ju.ca.no @Skyrimir it is a light hearted, romance-y read, and I‘m enjoying it quite a bit! 👍 1y
Kalalalatja @mrp27 there‘s just something about eating on a mountain, that makes all food taste amazing! 1y
BiblioLitten Usually the least photogenic dishes are the yummiest. 1y
mrp27 Agreed!! ⛷ 1y
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Kalalalatja
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#Ivebeenwaitingforyou because all the other books I tried for my Austria book for #BackpackEurope didn‘t work out for me. And based on @Cinfhen ‘s review, I‘m in for a fun read 👏

#LibraryHaul

Mommamanzi That‘s on my tbr list for next month!!! 1y
Cinfhen Hope u like it!!! I did the audio and that was fun 1y
Kalalalatja @Mommamanzi exciting! Hopefully it‘ll be good 🤞 @Cinfhen I wanted to do the audio, but it wasn‘t available from Libby, but I could get the print from the library instead, so no big deal 👍 1y
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Mdargusch I will be watching and waiting for your review! 1y
emilyhaldi Good luck!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 1y
Reviewsbylola I hope you love it!! 1y
Meredith3 Whoop whoop! Hope it‘s good! 1y
AAdamson I had a hard time with books for Austria, too! 1y
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Cinfhen
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#BackPackEurope My first full #audio not read by the author and not NF. I must say, I really enjoyed listening to this rich, vivid HF. Set in the late 1800‘s a love triangle featuring real people, Daisy Goodwin creates an exciting, entertaining story of desire, wealth, loyalty, horses( LOTS of horses) & of course betrayal. It seems I‘ve “encountered” a travel delay so for the next week I‘m left to explore Austria. Off to see the sights😘

Ddzmini Lucky 😍 1y
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Cinfhen
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#BackPackEurope Enjoying my scandalous love triangle on #audio 😀Nothing beats a bunch of royals behaving badly❣️❣️❣️ and the descriptions of the homes, jewels and decadence is really enchanting 👑It‘s Empress Sisi of Austria vs young orphan Charlotte Baird and the “prize” English Captain Bay Middleton.

Linsy Stacked! I‘m enjoying her Victoria book right now. 1y
Cinfhen I‘m enjoying this as an audio @Linsy the narrator is very engaging, her voice is rich and soothing which is helping me as I deal with a three day migraine 😝 1y
CoffeeAndABook That story sounds amazing!!! Want to read it soon 😊 Sorry to hear about your migraine, hope it lifts really soon - it‘s the best feeling when the pain recedes 🙂 😘 1y
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Cinfhen Thanks so much @CoffeeAndABook I‘m starting to feel better😊 1y
DivineDiana Loving this collage! The book sounds fascinating! And glad to hear you are starting to feel better. 💗 1y
Cinfhen Thanks so much my lovely friend and fellow mainline Litten @DivineDiana 😻miss u 1y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Miss you too! 😘 1y
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Cinfhen
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#BackpackEurope I have “traveled” from Prague to Austria 🇦🇹 about to Indulge in some royal illicit romance 💍👑🎩#audio

Cathythoughts Enjoy! Gorgeous post ❤️💫 1y
HOTPock3tt Oh I have this currently checked out from library! Haven‘t started it yet. Curious to hear your review 1y
Soubhiville 😲 wow! 1y
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Cinfhen I‘m liking it on #audio @HOTPock3tt but there‘s been a lot of royal names and I‘m wondering if the book has a family tree or list of characters bc I‘m a bit overwhelmed😬 1y
Cinfhen I‘ve been to the actual palace and it TRULY IS UNBELIEVABLE @Cathythoughts @Soubhiville the opulence is mind blowing 🤯🤩😍 1y
Hollie That palace is incredible! 1y
BarbaraBB What palace is it? It looks gorgeous! 1y
Cinfhen This is Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna @BarbaraBB @Hollie It‘s beyond your imagination 1y
BarbaraBB I am planning a trip to Vienna this Autumn. I‘ll make sure I‘ll go there 😍👑 1y
janeycanuck @BarbaraBB Schonbrunn is wonderful - really recommend the strudel demonstration! Also, if you have a car, drive out to Melk Abbey (the library is amazing) and Durnstrein (rumoured to be the inspiration for the Brothers Grimm‘s kingdom far far away) 1y
BarbaraBB @janeycanuck Thank you! I will. I have friends in Vienna so I visited last year as well. I saw all museums in the center so this year we can go out of town! 1y
janeycanuck @BarbaraBB nice! Enjoy and happy travels!! 1y
Cinfhen How fun @BarbaraBB I only had 10 hours in Vienna so I didn‘t do that much but I‘d definitely go back. What I did see was magnificent 💗I‘ll have to ask you for more travel advice when I finally go back @janeycanuck 1y
Centique This is so pretty! @BarbaraBB I‘m so jealous of your upcoming trip! One day I‘ll get back to Europe... it‘s been 13 years 😨 1y
Reviewsbylola Ooooh sounds good! 1y
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TheBookKeepers
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I‘ve been obsessed with this cover forever! Found a copy yesterday at the market for $0.50!! Anyone else read it? Thoughts?

Jennifer3 @TheBookKeepers - I am currently reading it and although I don‘t usually gravitate towards historical fiction this is the second book I have read by her and it is very good! 2y
TheBookKeepers Awesome! That‘s great to hear! @Jennifer3 2y
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BookishRedhead
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Pickpick

Daisy Goodwin doesn't disappoint when it comes to Victorian times.
She can easily draw you into the story.
Loved the Queen Victoria parts.
I liked Victoria a bit more (maybe because I know more about her)

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BookishRedhead
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Great first line to a book.
Starting with a giggle

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Literary_Siren
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Castor and Pollux.......hmmmm, where have I heard those names before? Hint: They were cameramen in a well known dystopian series.

LibrarianRyan Hunger games. 2y
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wallacereads
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At a course today and sneaking in some reading during the various breaks. The bookmark is courtesy of @Clwojick and I love it!

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Sharpeipup
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Been loving this #audiobook which saved me during a long tedious meeting.

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wallacereads
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Another day another #bookoutlet haul.

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mom2bugnbee
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I liked The American Heiress better, but this was fine. The ending fell a bit flat for me, but it won't stop me from reading more from her. ⭐⭐1/2 /⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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mom2bugnbee
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"You could travel the breadth of my fair country and never come across someone quite like me."

"Well, that is a relief."

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EchoLogical I kinda wanna read this now! 😂😂😂 3y
Lynnsoprano Really enjoyed this book. 3y
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Lynnsoprano
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A very enjoyable piece of historical fiction. I picked this up in the library on a whim, and I'm glad I did. Very interesting characters and a strong female central character. While the ending was a bit contrived, it was still satisfying. Worth the time, and definitely better than An American Heiress by the same author.

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Lynnsoprano
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Apologies if this is a double post. My phone is being recalcitrant this morning. #readJanuary #page24ofcurrentread My current fiction and nonfiction reads at page 24. I'm almost finished with The Fortune Hunter, but in the nonfiction, Reinventing Bach, I'm not too far beyond 24😊

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Lynnsoprano
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#readJanuary #bookandyourfavesnack I've recently been diagnosed as borderline diabetic, so I am trying to be careful about what I eat. But to be honest, this is not my favorite snack, even though I'm trying to convince myself that it is. Truthfully, I just spent the last two hours helping hubby review and edit a journal article by authors whose native language is Chinese. I am in desperate need of chocolate. Lots of chocolate 😂

Reviewsbylola Ugh I have been trying to watch my weight and I am having such a hard time. Chocolate is my weakness. 3y
Cinfhen My kids like to freeze grapes and then snack on them but I agree, they are no substitute for chocolate 🍫 😐 3y
Bostonmomx2 Research keto/lchf way of eating. It will reverse and stop any progression towards diabetes! 3y
Lynnsoprano @Bostonmomx2 Thanks. I will definitely check that out. 3y
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Lynnsoprano
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I'm really enjoying this, somewhat to my surprise. I had really mixed feelings about the author's American Heiress, and I'd seen varying opinions of this one. But I think the characters are more interesting and more sympathetic. I hope i continue to feel this way. #currentlyreading

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Lynnsoprano
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#readJanuary. I've developed an interest in the non-English European #royals, probably from having lived in Prague. This is TBR that I picked up at the library yesterday that features Empress Elizabeth of Austria. I've read mixed reviews, so I'll see for myself.

Donna_sBookMinute Your next post says you're enjoying it. I was hoping so. 3y
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Lynnsoprano
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#libraryhaul. Actually, the two on the bottom are my husband's, and it was his idea to stop at the library this morning. But I didn't say no. And there's yet two more wrenches thrown into TBR plans🙄

SaraFair Ohhhh! This sounds like a Victoria Holt novel! Stacked. 3y
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DianeNY
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A little predictable but it was a good book to listen to on audiobook to get me through a long car trip.

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Melinab2010
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Mr. Teddy told me to start this book so I did. 😐 because I'm obviously a freak. 😉

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Melinab2010
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I'll get to this book sooner or later. it's in my shelf waiting to be read!

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Mccall0113
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Reading this for my first live book club!

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Chippywoman1
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I throughly enjoyed this fictionalized love story based on real people. Daisy Goodwin does a wonderful job including the reader in the emotions of the characters.

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Karenlovesbooks
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Good historical fiction set during the Victorian age. The main characters were real people and Goodwin developed an interesting story for them. I really liked the heroine, Charlotte, and her interest in photography was the thread that tied the story together.

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MollyWetta
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I loved the characters and the relationships in this book - even more so when I realized they were all based on real people. The way the story rotated through three points of view created suspense. Romantic and rich in detail, I'd recommend this to any fan of Victorian era historical fiction.

Bookish_B I have this. Hope to get to it soon. 4y
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