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Cinders to Satin

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From the bestselling historical romance writer Fern Michaels, author of TEXAS RICH and TEXAS HEAT, comes this exciting saga of Callie James, a brave immigrant girl from squalid Dublin, who battles her way through the hard world of late nineteenth century New York on a passion-filled, bittersweet journey to make her dreams of passion and success come true.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 12th 1986 by Ivy Books (first published 1983)
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Kristal Taylor
Nov 08, 2013 Kristal Taylor rated it it was amazing
I found myself experiencing all emotions I had to look around laughing in the house alone. This is a great book.
All I can say about this book is that I wish I could give it 10 stars .....
Jul 08, 2015 Tammy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of Fern Michael's Best

Cinders to Satin is one of Fern Michael's best novels. It keeps you turn the pages to see what is going to happen next. I loved the lead character Callie, an Irish girl whose life could have been one of the many Irish immigrants who came to America looking for "roads paved in gold". It's a good read that follows her life From Cinders to Satin but without being sappy or over dramatic, Ms Michaels tells a good story in a style as only she can write. I recommend it to all
sharry turner
Mar 07, 2015 sharry turner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent what was expected.

I enjoyed this as much as all of her books I've read
I've read all of the sisterhood books. Just love them and several of her others. I love her books story line and development.
Jun 25, 2012 Katherine rated it it was amazing
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This book was stunning. Callie James starts out as a brave sixteen year old girl helping her mom, Peggy, take care of her siblings. It takes place in Ireland during the "Great Famine" in the 1800's. Callie is determined to keep her family fed and alive no matter what the cost, but when Peggy sends her to New York, her world gets turned upsidedown. As an innocent teenager she goes to work for the Powers family and "falls in love" with their son, Rossiter. She finds herself pregnant and Rossiter l ...more
Jessiaca Evans
May 30, 2014 Jessiaca Evans rated it liked it
This book was great up until the ending! The storyline was awesome, but the ending left a lot to be desired! It's as if the author had a deadline to reach!
Mar 27, 2014 Carol rated it liked it
Started out really good, but lost steam. :(
Jun 08, 2015 Elaine rated it really liked it
Fern Michaels has been one of my long time favorites. This book was quite a bit different from her usual and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Feb 04, 2014 Mary rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I found the ending to be trying but it all made sense in the end!
Jamie Casey
Jul 08, 2013 Jamie Casey rated it really liked it
This is a pretty depressing book, although it is a great story, still a downer.

This book is about Callie James, and Irish girl going through the potato famine. Instead of watching her family starve, Callie steals food to put on the table. Scared for her daughters safety, her mother sends her to America hoping to find a better life. The hardships Callie endures are more than many people could stand in a lifetime. Although many rocks are thrown in her path, Callie takes a strong hold on her destin
Jennifer Becker
Jan 09, 2014 Jennifer Becker rated it it was amazing
I love this book. Just read it on my Ipad when it got released!
Judy Knight
Jun 20, 2012 Judy Knight rated it really liked it
Historical fiction always appeals to me. This book is set in Ireland where a family sends their oldest teenage daughter to New York. Her struggles with the transition from family and friends to the lonely immigration to America provide a rich background for the book.
Megan Daly
May 01, 2008 Megan Daly rated it liked it
This book was really good. I could never put it down. Although I must say the beginning was really depressing. The character Callie endured so much. I almost stopped reading it but then I was like this book has got to get better. Of course it did. I really enjoyed reading it.
Jun 26, 2010 Carrie rated it it was amazing
This book was both heartbreaking and uplifting. It is the first book that I had read by Fern Michaels. This story is a must read for anyone who loves romance, history and a realistic look into the life of an amazing female character. <3
Oct 10, 2010 Maggie61 rated it it was amazing
Along with the Texas series, this was one of Fern Michael's best. Good enough to read twice, something I very rarely do.
May 03, 2010 Sue rated it did not like it
The book starts out strong, but is too long and is resolved too quickly at the end. And could it be more depressing?
Cindy Dean
Jan 23, 2008 Cindy Dean rated it it was amazing
Probably my favorite book of all time!
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Fern Michaels isn’t a person. I’m not sure she’s an entity either since an entity is something with separate existence. Fern Michaels is what I DO. Me, Mary Ruth Kuczkir. Growing up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, I was called Ruth. I became Mary when I entered the business world where first names were the order of the day. To this day, family and friends call me Dink, a name my father gave me when I w ...more
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