Callie James, a brave immigrant girl from squalid Dublin, who battles her way through the hard world of late nineteenth century New York on a passion-filled, bittersweet journey to make her dreams of passion and success come true.
It was okay. I liked it a lot when I was younger.
Callie James leaves Dublin Ireland to find a new life in New york
Very Good book!! From the back: Callie James learned to survive in the squalid back alleys of Dublin. Tough, spirited, and beautiful, she was sent to NY to find her fortune. There she discovered friendship and encouragement from newspaperman Byrch Kenyon, who saw in the brash girl the desirable woman she would one day become.
This is a wonderful story about a girl's journey to becoming a woman and making her dreams come true. I couldn't put it down till it was finished!
From the back cover...
As a teenager she would do anything to survive. As a young woman she would do anything to succeed. As an innocent girl in love, she would give her body to a reckless, irresponsible man-and suffer the direst consequences. As a woman she would resist the love of a wonderful man until she became all she could be.
Spirited. Smart. Steadfast and sensuous. Callie James' life gallops along in the pages of this wonderful novel and will capture your heart as she captures every heart she finds on the journey from Cinders to satin.