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The Fortune Hunter
The Fortune Hunter
Author: Daisy Goodwin
Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, wh...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781250043894
ISBN-10: 1250043891
Publication Date: 7/29/2014
Pages: 480
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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A historical fiction set in England, but the royal monarchs do not take center stage and I liked it! Don't get me wrong, I love the crazy stories of the monarchs, but in this instance, I loved hearing about England with Queen Victoria just making a few appearances and life at court was just visited. Instead a family with a very young heiress who has lost both her parents and is having her older brother controlling her state of affairs and a lowly Captain trying to win her affections while being distracted by the Empress of Austria - it was great.

With quite a hefty page count, don't let that fool you with this book. I absolutely whizzed through this story at an alarming pace and was completely engrossed in this story quickly. I loved the young heiress who will eventually have wealth to her name, but at the time she can't access any of it and she watches her brother and soon to be sister-in-law enjoy living off her and this Captain who actually cares for her and not the money that she has coming to her. It was a sweet love story with some fantastic twists and turns.