Fortune Is a Woman

Fortune Is a Woman

by Elizabeth Adler

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A runaway heiress . . . a legacy of shame . . . an empire built on blood and revenge . . .

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440211464
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1992
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 170,865
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Adler is the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of many novels, including Sooner or Later, Now or Never, The Secret of the Villa Mimosa, All or Nothing, and Fortune Is a Woman.

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Fortune Is a Woman 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read in a long time. I loved the characters and the storyline. I wish there was a sequel so that the story kept going. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book multiple times! Loved it everytime! What a great historical epic. Elizabeth Adler has really outdone herself!
Sjcork More than 1 year ago
This a very good book, many great detail that will want you rereading the book again. So pay attention the first time. I really enjoyed this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book that would make for a stellar movie (i.e. costumes, scenery, greed and old money, wives who were mere vessels to bear sons whom would take on the family's fortune while daughters were shunned and raised by the help, prejudice, human ugliness, etc.). Several years ago my mom, an avid reader, bought it at an antique store. She read it and passed it on to me two years ago, if not longer, adding that I should save it and add to my collection. I attempted to read it then but I didn't seem to appreciate it as much as I have in the past two days (500+ pages inhaled over the holiday weekend) :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After u finish the book the story will stay with you. This is my favorite Elizabeth Adler book
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Best book I've ever read!!! Beautiful story.
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Fortune in a Women is a book that you enjoy reading and don't want to put it down.
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Babs5583 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books Ihave ever read. Would like to see more of her books as a nook selection for women.!
AmominIllinois More than 1 year ago
Well written with characters who come alive and are memorable
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Mary Anne Garcia More than 1 year ago
Fabulous book well written author took her time telling yhe story surprise ending
twistedpinklily More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Elizabeth Adler's books and this is by far my favorite! I have read it at least 6 times and I love it, I had to get it for my nook because my paperback broke and my hard cover is almost worn out.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have bought all of my girlfriends a copy of this book. It is an amazing tale and my favorite Adler as well! I found it so inspiring how strong women can be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As soon as I finished it, I reread it then passed it along to a few friends who loved it as well! I have read it so many times I had to buy another copy! This is by far the best book I have ever read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an avid Elizabeth Adler fan,,, and this is the best book she ever wrote,,,and by far the best book I ever read,,, I read it when it first came out ,, and this book changed my life ,,,and the life of every other woman who ever read it ,,, it is a MUST READ ,, the plot never stops,, the characters are real ,, and the ending will leave you BREATHLESS,,,, ( don't skip ahead!) ,,, Romance, intrigue, mystery, realism, emotion, this book has it all !