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Victorian England: a time of hardship--and great wealth. Into this ruthless world two strong, ambitious women dared to forge an empire, their past filled with secrets, their future seething wtih passion for success and love.
LACY HEMINGWAY. Seduction transformed her from the pampered, carefree daughter of a shipping magnate into a woman haunted by tragedy, driven to make a
Paperback, 661 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Warner Books (NY) (first published 1987)
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First of a trilogy following the lives and fortunes of the Hemingway and O'Malley families. A sweeping saga set in Victorian Liverpool against a backdrop of shipping dynasties. This book is probably my joint favourite of all the author's work, up there with The Juniper Bush. A really engrossing story, lots of good period detail. One to revisit
Kay Bolton

Review taken from my Blog Post in July 2011, after I borrowed the book from the local library:

A 3.5 Star read .... the story of two very different woman who built a life and business together and who both fell in love with the same man ... obviously one one was lucky enough to win his love .... or was she?

Wealthy and upper crust Lacy Hemmingway, pampered daughter of Charles Hemmingway the shipping magnet witness the terrible death of one of her Father's Irish workers and then goes on to be-frien
could'nt put this book down, fantastic read.
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Audrey Howard was born on 1929 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK, and grew up in St Annes on Sea, Lancashire, where she lives in her childhood home.

Before she began to write she had a variety of jobs, among them hairdresser, model, shop assistant, cleaner and civil servant. In 1981, while living in Australia, she wrote the first of her bestselling novels published since 1984. In 1988, her nove
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