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Fortune's Rocks
Fortune's Rocks
Author: Anita Shreve
In a summer community on the coast of New Hampshire at the turn of the last century, a girl is drawn into a passionate affair with a man nearly three times her age. Fortune's Rocks is the story of Olympia Biddeford, privileged, well-educated, and mature beyond her years, and her affair with John Haskell, who not only is a physician,...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316678100
ISBN-10: 0316678104
Publication Date: 1/2/2001
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 266 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Fortune's Rocks on
Helpful Score: 5
This book is one that once you start it, it is impossible to put down. The story revolves around a teenage girl in the beginning of the 1900,s who is mature beyond her years. We learn of her sexual awakening, tragedy mixed with poignant undying love. Love the author, as always, and loved this book, in particular.
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Helpful Score: 4
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this novel-the descriptions in it are beautiful to say the least, and the story line was very intriguing. I highly recemend this book, its a very good read!
Modaba avatar reviewed Fortune's Rocks on + 75 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Oh...so GOOD! I couldn't put it down once I got into it. Olympia is quite the woman for the late 1800's, early 20th century! This is a great work of fiction. Very enjoyable. Quite a story!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Simply wonderful. I felt lost when I finished it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I LOVED this book. It was heart wrenching and romantic--but the female character was smart and lively. It is an intelligent book set at the turn of the 20th century at a seaside resort town in New England.
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reviewed Fortune's Rocks on
This book is such a page turner! I had read it about 5 years ago, and just remembered I like it. I read it again last month and absolutely loved it! Anita Shreve is a gifted writer, it is one of those books you close and say "where was I?" It totally transports you. A definite read for the winter!
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Did not like this book at all. Had to make myself finish it. I thought the whole premise rather creepy.
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This is my favorite Anita Shreve so far. I love the story, I love the house, I love it all


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