Friday, October 30, 2020

Friday Memes: A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley

 Happy Friday everybody!

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My cousin didn't try to catch the bride's bouquet. She knew me well enough to know I wouldn't try to catch it, either.
Friday 56: 
"Surely, that's new," she was saying to Claudine, her gaze having moved to the painting above the piano, a street scene in winter. "You had a man's portrait hanging there, before."
This week I am spotlighting A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley. It is my first book by this author and I am combining the print and audio versions for this reading experience. Here is the description from Amazon:

Beloved New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley delivers a riveting novel that deftly intertwines the tales of two women, divided by centuries and forever changed by a clash of love and fate.

For nearly three hundred years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.

Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing—for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.

As Mary's gripping tale of rebellion and betrayal is revealed to her, Sara faces events in her own life that require letting go of everything she thought she knew—about herself, about loyalty, and especially about love. Though divided by centuries, these two women are united in a quest to discover the limits of trust and the unlikely coincidences of fate.


  1. Sounds like a good read!! Happy Halloween weekend!!

  2. I love this writer's stories and this was an exceptionally good tale.

  3. I really want to read this one. I love Kearsley's writing.


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