This is a really great book. This books narrative draws you in and you are there with every character. The writing style just flows and the dialogue is natural. Takes you from the late 1800's to current times. Just didn't want to put it down, will certainly read more of this author.
Excellent story appealing to my 50+-year-old self as well as my young adult daughter. Well-writtin saga with a surprise ending.
This is a great book with a great ending. Story draws you in and keeps you there. Didn't want to put it down.
I really enjoyed this book and found it hard to put down. Elizabeth Adler is a very good writer and I became very involved in this story of San Francisco and three generations of families before, during, and after the big earthquake. Will read more Adler has written! Genny
scanning for a book,came across,"fortune is a woman",one of my favorite,this is a keeper,Ms. Alder at her best.
A story that takes place from the San Franciso earthquake in 1906 to the 1960's and how a fortune is made.
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.