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A Desperate Fortune
by Susanna Kearsley

Published: 2015-04-07
Paperback : 528 pages
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A New York Times Bestseller!

"I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters?sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"? DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander

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A New York Times Bestseller!

"I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters?sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"? DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander

Beloved New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley delivers a riveting novel that deftly intertwines the tales of two women, divided by centuries and forever changed by a clash of love and fate.

For nearly three hundred years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.

Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing?for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.

As Mary's gripping tale of rebellion and betrayal is revealed to her, Sara faces events in her own life that require letting go of everything she thought she knew?about herself, about loyalty, and especially about love. Though divided by centuries, these two women are united in a quest to discover the limits of trust and the unlikely coincidences of fate.

Don't miss the next enchanting novel from Susanna Kearsley, Bellewether, coming August 2018!

Other bestselling books by Susanna Kearsley:
The Winter Sea
The Rose Garden
The Firebird

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by momin0306 (see profile) 04/28/18

 
  "A Desperate Fortune"by Neyly (see profile) 10/19/15

I found the book slow at the start, but once I got further into it I didn't want to put it down.

It tells two stories: modern-day linked with the past through a coded journal that needs

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