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3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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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May 07, 2012 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: period-romance
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
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Shelves: 3-star

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
Sep 12, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
could'nt put this book down, fantastic read.
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