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Dora Deane

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A timeless Cinderella-inspired tale from one of the nineteenth century’s bestselling authors!

After the death of her mother, Dora Deane is reluctantly taken in by her aunt Sarah, who already has her hands full with two vain and selfish daughters determined to appear more to the world than they really are. Eugenia, the oldest of Dora’s cousins, is quick to capitalize on thei
ebook, Legacy Vintage Collection Enhanced Edition, 162 pages
Published May 24th 2012 by Legacy Romance (first published 1858)
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(This review is for you Anne)

Mary Jane Holmes grabs you by the ear and pulls you along without a thought to your feelings. Which I can tell you were in turmoil over the things she put Dora through. Her writing is a roller coaster ride of emotions, Un-Put-Down-Able. So why the three? Because of Dora…

But what did Dora do? Nothing! Unless you want to count darning and cooking. She had the worlds most selfish cousin and an aunt with no backbone. They had her do everything, and gave her nothing in r
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Dora Deane was but twelve years of age when she became an orphan. Her dad died first, then a few years later, her mom died.

She was left with only a widowed aunt with two daughters, and an uncle somewhere in India. Her Uncle Nat had left for India after his brother married the girl he had been in love with for years. His brother was closer to her age and they fell in love. He could not bear seeing her with any other man so fled to Europe and soon established a profitable business in India where h
Feb 19, 2011 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love this author and this time period.
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Another classic Holmes.
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Mary Jane Holmes (a.k.a. Mary J. Holmes) was a bestselling and prolific American author who wrote 39 popular novels, as well as short stories. Her first novel sold 250,000 copies; and she had total sales of 2 million books in her lifetime, second only to Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Mary Jane Holmes, nee Hawes (1825-1907) was an American author who wrote many popular novels. Holmes was born in Brookfiel
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