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Mistress of My Fate

Rubenhold, Hallie (Book - 2013)
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Mistress of My Fate
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Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, Mistress of My Fate is the first book in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble children of a lord and lady. At just sixteen years old, circumstance and a passionate love affair tear Henrietta away from everything she knows, leading to a new life fending for herself on the streets of 18th century London as a courtesan, gambler, and spirited intellect of the city.
Authors: Rubenhold, Hallie
Title: Mistress of my fate
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2013, c2011
Edition: 1st Grand Central Publishing ed
Characteristics: 453 p. ;,24 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : Transworld Pub., 2011
Summary: Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, Mistress of My Fate is the first book in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble children of a lord and lady. At just sixteen years old, circumstance and a passionate love affair tear Henrietta away from everything she knows, leading to a new life fending for herself on the streets of 18th century London as a courtesan, gambler, and spirited intellect of the city.
ISBN: 1455511803
9781455511808
Statement of Responsibility: Hallie Rubenhold
Subject Headings: Great Britain Social life and customs 18th century Fiction Great Britain Social conditions 18th century Fiction Great Britain History 18th century Fiction Illegitimate children Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Topical Term: Illegitimate children
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Jun 30, 2013
  • trotsky rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Written in the style of Jane Austen only much more saucy. The historical setting of London in the late 1700's is wonderful. The main character finds herself having to compromise her ideals in order to survive on the "kindness" of men! A great romp for those who want a fun read.

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