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White Jade

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The year was 1885, and lovely young Cecilia Jade Cummings stood along in the fog swirling through San Francisco. Behind her she had left her crippled younger brother on the wharf where they had disembarked from their long voyage. With mingled hope and fear she tried to see what lay ahead.

Then the mist parted -- and suddenly Cecilia was staring into a face to
Mass Market Paperback, 318 pages
Published September 1976 by Popular Library (first published January 1975)
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Since I'm relatively new to the gothic genre (with less than a dozen under my reading belt), I tend to think the big reveal at the end is going to be more sneaky and complicated than it usually is. So there's always been a measure of disappointment, namely me saying, "Oh fucking hell, c'mon! REALLY?!?!??! " The same thing happened here. So it was a pretty standard gothic. I guess.

Anyway, the heroine Cecilia and her little brother - newly orphaned - arrive in Eureka, California after a long ocean
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Willo Davis Roberts was an American writer chiefly known for her mystery novels for children and young adults. She won Edgar Allan Poe awards in 1989, 1995, and 1997 for best juvenile and best young adult mysteries. Her books included The View from the Cherry Tree, Twisted Summer, Don't Hurt Laurie, Megan's Island, Baby-sitting is a Dangerous Job, Hostage, The Girl with Silver Eyes, The One Left B ...more
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