Fortune is a Woman by Elizabeth Adler

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The three met in the aftermath of San Francisco's devastating 1906 earthquake--the Mandarin Lai Tsin, a runaway American heiress, and a young Englishwoman. Against all odds they made their dreams come true, building one of the world's largest trading companies and most luxurious hotels... They had only each other--and bloody secrets to bury even as they rose to dizzying heights, wary of love yet vulnerable to passion in its most dangerous forms... The Mandarin would pass his multi-billion-dollar empire only to the women in the Lai Tsin dynasty--along with one last devastating truth....

Sweeping from the turn of the century through the 1960's, from the Orient to San Francisco and New York, Elizabeth Adler has written a magnificent novel of new wealth and old privilege, family passions and secret shame, of women surviving, triumphant, in the riveting saga of romantic intrigue.


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About Elizabeth Adler

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ELIZABETH ADLER is the internationally acclaimed author of twenty-eight novels. She lives in Palm Springs, California.
 
Published January 18, 2010 by Dell. 594 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Plot hippity-hops back and forth over a century of ties between San Francisco and Hong Kong, beginning in 1937 when mandarin Lai Tsin--San Francisco's ""most mysterious, most notorious, and richest man,"" and ""grandfather"" of Lysandra Lai Tsin, who is the illegitimate daughter of Francie Harris...

Feb 10 1992 | Read Full Review of Fortune is a Woman

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Adler follows up Peach and The Rich Shall Inherit with another glitzy roller-coaster saga. Using standard rags-to-riches ingredients, she gives us a trio of Cinderellas who suffer and survive their wa

Jan 01 1992 | Read Full Review of Fortune is a Woman

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