Daughter of Fortune A Novel by Isabel Allende
“An extravagant tale by a gifted storyteller whose spell brings to life the nineteenth century world” – Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Passionate, adventurous and brilliantly insightful… A masterpiece of historical fiction.” – Denver Post
Call me a cynic, but Oprah or no, I am extremely hard to please when it comes to historical fiction. This book though lives up to and beyond my perceived expectations. Having visited Valparaiso, Chile and San Francisco, California, I was well aware of the rich historic tapestry. But to have it brought to life was thoroughly enjoyable. Additionally, the context of the narrative evoked what 19th century Mazatlan must have been like.
I heartily recommend this book if the transition to steamship travel and/or the California gold rush pique your interests.