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Dora Deane; Or, the East India Uncle (Dodo Press)

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Mary Jane Holmes, nee Hawes (1825-1907) was an American author who wrote many popular novels. Holmes was born in Brookfield, Massachusetts. At age 13 she taught in a school. She married Daniel Holmes and they settled in Versailles, Kentucky. In 1854 she wrote her first novel, Tempest and Sunshine. The theme for most of her novels was domestic life. Other works include: The ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published February 29th 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1858)
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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
I just love this author and this time period.
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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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