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Tempest and Sunshine

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Tempest and Sunshine is the first book written by Mary Jane Holmes. Set in the pre-Civil War south, it follows the struggles and romances of two sisters, as different as night and day; blonde Fanny and dark haired Julia.

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove boo
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Paperback, 284 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife (first published 1854)
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Teresa
Jan 14, 2011 Teresa rated it it was amazing
I cannot put it down and it was free on kindle.
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Sep 17, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it
I was shocked that I had never heard of Mary Jane Holmes, considering all accounts indicate that she was one of the most widely read authors, and that in her time she outsold all other authors second only to Harriet Beecher Stowe. I always feel a little sorry that some beloved authors don’t seem to stand the test of time, and, in this case, I don’t know why.

I was enthralled by “Tempest and Sunshine.” Never in a classic novel have I wanted a character to get their comeuppance so badly. In your av
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Feb 13, 2014 Jennie K. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A cute piece of nineteenth century fluff. I suppose this would have been the closest thing to a soap opera back in the day.
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Interesting as a period piece.
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Feb 12, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Great book. A must read.
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EXCELLENT read!
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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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