Belle Cora

Belle Cora

Book - 2013 | First edition
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In 1838, Arabella Godwin and her brother, Lewis, are orphaned and sent to live on their aunt's desolate farm in upstate New York. Time and again she will be broken and remade. She will bear a gambler's child, build a fortune, commit murder, leave a trail of aliases in her wake and sacrifice almost everything for the man whose love she cannot bear to lose. Her destiny takes her to Gold Rush California ... where she disappears.
A sweeping historical tale based on the life and times of the daughter of a New York merchant finds the orphaned Belle suffering at the hands of a rival cousin before working as a prostitute and transforming herself repeatedly to win the love and life she desires.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385532761
Characteristics: 594 pages ; 25 cm


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Mar 04, 2014

A respectable elderly woman reminisces about her early life as a orphan then prostitute and latter a brothel owner. Interesting characters and I enjoyed the exploration of her life. A bit long winded on some occasions then seemed to skip important details but overall a worthy read.


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