Discussion Forums - Historical Fiction

Topic: In search of

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: In search of
Date Posted: 7/14/2010 5:31 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2010
Posts: 8
Back To Top

I'm looking for a book that is a fictional account of Lola Montez' life.  Her name is changed to Lola Montero in the book and I remember very little about it, including the title and author.  Does it sound familiar to anyone out there?



Last Edited on: 7/14/10 5:34 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/14/2010 8:56 AM ET
Member Since: 6/16/2008
Posts: 772
Back To Top

The one novel I know of that is about Lola Montez is Dare to Love by Jennifer Wilde. Her name's been changed to Elena Lopez, but it is a thinly-veiled biography of Lola Montez, including her affairs with King Ludwig, Liszt, Wagner, Dumas.

Date Posted: 7/14/2010 10:28 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2010
Posts: 8
Back To Top
Date Posted: 7/14/2010 10:32 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2010
Posts: 8
Back To Top

That sounds like a book I'd like to check out.  I do remember a little more about the book I'm looking for.  She has the adventures with King Ludwig and others, but there is a man who desires her that she refuses, I think because he wants to control her (not really sure).  She is also accompanied a lot of the time by an older family servant from India.  I think that the title might have the word Woman in it.

 

Tch, I accidently made a blank post.  Sorry about that. 



Last Edited on: 7/14/10 10:36 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/14/2010 11:13 AM ET
Member Since: 6/16/2008
Posts: 772
Back To Top

Found it!

The Infinite Woman by Edison Marshall (1950)

Saw this description on a used book site:

In The Infinite Woman, the author has created the heroine Lola Montero, a woman with natural gifts of beauty, passion and power and set with the Victorian World as its background.

There's 1 copy left. Go get it! :) (I only ask that if you're going to eventually swap it out again, I'd love it! Putting it on my WL.)



Last Edited on: 7/14/10 11:14 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/15/2010 6:28 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2010
Posts: 8
Back To Top

Karla

 

Thank you!  I used to have a copy that I inherited from my grandmother, but I lost it to a "friend" along with numerous other items about five years ago..  I'll go check to see if it's still there right now!

 

Ah, it's a hardback.  I'm going to have to wait until I get another point.



Last Edited on: 7/15/10 6:31 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/15/2010 9:41 AM ET
Member Since: 7/22/2009
Posts: 2,617
Back To Top

Hi Kim -- Welcome to PBS. I may have misunderstood your post above but it sounds like you think more credits are needed for a hardback than a paperback. That's not the case. One credit per book -- regardless of binding. Audio versions are 2 credits. Hope you get your book!

Date Posted: 7/15/2010 10:38 AM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2009
Posts: 9,174
Back To Top

Welcome to PBS and the historical fiction forum we have a wonderful group here.  This is a little something about our forum penned by our own Deb (bookzealot) we encourage all new comers to read it is for your own good winkhttp://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/search.php?q=warning+to+a+newbie&s_type=st&fid=107&action=search

Deb is right One credit per book no matter what the binding, Audio books are 2 credits.

Date Posted: 7/15/2010 12:04 PM ET
Member Since: 6/16/2008
Posts: 772
Back To Top

Kim, I requested the book after I saw your PM. Didn't even see the 1 credit/2 credit thing. If you would rather have the book, I can have the sender mail it to you instead. I selected another book from them, but they should have no problem sending 2 books to 2 different addresses. They're still getting 2 credits.

Date Posted: 7/15/2010 2:20 PM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2010
Posts: 8
Back To Top

Deb and Jerelyn,

 

Thanks!  I'll keep that in mind for next time!  And I'll read the link later today, when I have a little more time.

 

Karla,

 

No, it's cool.  I've already got the book on order.  *smiles* I really think you'll enjoy it, I know I did when I read it years ago.