Sisters of Fortune

America's Caton Sisters at Home and Abroad
Author: Jehanne Wake
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451607636
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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The first American heiresses took Britain by storm in 1816, two generations before the great late Victorian beauties. Marianne, Louisa, Emily and Bess Caton were descended from the first settlers in Maryland, and brought up in Baltimore by their grandfather Charles Carroll, one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Sister of Fortune


Author: Lindsay McKenna
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426840322
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Her orders were clear—recover the legendary, powerful crystal star totem from a dangerous criminal and return it to the Eastern Cherokee nation. And Chief Warrant Officer Vickey Mabrey would obey—even though it meant traveling through the treacherous jungles of Peru with a man she couldn't trust. She'd just have to watch her back and do things her way. But the jungles held more than Vickey bargained for as their slippery opponent turned the tables time and again. To complete this mission the highly trained woman warrior would need more than skill. She'd need the elusive wisdom of the heart…. Sisters of the Ark—driven by a dream of legendary power, these Native American women have sworn to protect all that their people hold dear

Sisters of Fortune

Being the True Story of how Three Motherless Sisters Saved Their Home in New England and Raised Their Younger Brother While Their Father Went Fortune Hunting in the California Gold Rush
Author: Nancy Coffey Heffernan,Ann Page Stecker
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874516517
Category: History
Page: 289
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In 1850 , James Wilson, a widowed congressman from Keene, New Hampshire, left his three daughters and young son to seek his fortune in the California gold rush. During his twelve year absence, the daughters wrote their father almost 350 letters filled with accounts of daily life and lively observations on local and national events. The daughters -- Mary Elizabeth, 24, Annie, 18, and Charlotte, 16, when their father left -- were conventional, upper-middle-class young women struggling to keep up appearances in a society that accorded them few rights. These letters and the story they tell constitute a valuable social and cultural document and offer readers a vivid description of mid-19th century American life.

Sisters of Fortune


Author: Frances McNeil
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
ISBN: 9780727865847
Category: Fiction
Page: 247
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An engrossing saga set in 1930s Yorkshire - Sophie and Rosa Morans father is a lowly employee at Thackreys Bank. The sisters first come into contact with the Thackrey family especially young Lydia as children and form an improbable yet enduring friendship. Years later, when Barney Moran is sacked from the bank, the girls beg Mr Thackrey for help. Swept up in a dramatic chain of events, the lives of the two families are changed for ever . . .

Die Prophezeiung der Schwestern - Liebe und Verrat


Author: Michelle Zink
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641049261
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
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Noch mitreißender, noch dramatischer, noch emotionaler: Band 2 des Romantasy-Bestsellers! Schlimme Nachrichten ereilen Lia, als sie nach einem Weg sucht, um die unheilvolle Prophezeiung zu beenden: Ihre Schwester und Todfeindin Alice schreckt vor nichts zurück, um das Tor für Samael zu öffnen, und hat sich sogar Lias Freund James gefügig gemacht. Nun bleibt Lia nur noch eine Chance, um das Blatt zu wenden: Sie muss die gefahrvolle Reise nach Altus, zum Sitz der Schwesternschaft, auf sich nehmen. Zu spät erkennt sie, dass sich in ihrer Gruppe ein Verräter befindet. Fast hätte dieser Lia ins Verderben gestürzt – da rettet sie in letzter Sekunde Dimitri, ein Gesandter der Schwesternschaft. Um Lia vor dem Zugriff Samaels zu schützen, gibt er die Neutralität auf, zu der ihn seine Position ehern verpflichtet ...

Half Sisters of History

Southern Women and the American Past
Author: Catherine Clinton
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822381885
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
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Long relegated to the margins of historical research, the history of women in the American South has rightfully gained prominence as a distinguished discipline. A comprehensive and much-needed tribute to southern women’s history, Half Sisters of History brings together the most important work in this field over the past twenty years. This collection of essays by pioneering scholars surveys the roots and development of southern women’s history and examines the roles of white women and women of color across the boundaries of class and social status from the founding of the nation to the present. Authors including Anne Firor Scott, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, and Nell Irwin Painter, among others, analyze women’s participation in prewar slavery, their representation in popular fiction, and their involvement in social movements. In no way restricted to views of the plantation South, other essays examine the role of women during the American Revolution, the social status of Native American women, the involvement of Appalachian women in labor struggles, and the significance of women in the battle for civil rights. Because of their indelible impact on gender relations, issues of class, race, and sexuality figure centrally in these analyses. Half Sisters of History will be important not only to women’s historians, but also to southern historians and women’s studies scholars. It will prove invaluable to anyone in search of a full understanding of the history of women, the South, or the nation itself. Contributors. Catherine Clinton, Sara Evans, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Jacqueline Jones, Suzanne D. Lebsock, Nell Irwin Painter, Theda Perdue, Anne Firor Scott, Deborah Gray White

Im Licht des Mondes

Roman
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641099153
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Die temperamentvolle Mia Devlin weiß, wie es ist, von ganzem Herzen zu lieben – und dann von einem Tag auf den anderen ohne ein Wort der Erklärung verlassen zu werden. Einst brach der geheimnisvolle Sam Logan ihr Herz, doch jetzt, zehn Jahre später, ist er zurück auf ihrer geliebten Insel und will sie wiedergewinnen. Doch auch wenn leidenschaftliche Funken fliegen: Mia ist so verletzt und wütend wie damals. Aber sie braucht seine Hilfe – und seine besonderen Fähigkeiten ...

The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

Stories from Around the World
Author: Munya Andrews
Publisher: Spinifex Press
ISBN: 9781876756451
Category: Science
Page: 368
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The seven sisters of the Pleiades are known throughout the world and appear again and again in stories from many cultures. Beginning with her grandmother's tale, Munya Andrews takes the reader to the stars, around and across the planet through Indigenous North America, Australia, Japan and the Pacific, and back through time to Ancient Egypt, India, Greece and South America. She explores the commonalities of legends to discover our common human origins. The Subaru from Japan share much with the young women depicted as birds in the stories from Greece and Indigenous Australia. The Pleiades have been the source of much mythology, wisdom and science over many millennia. The book is also an examination of culture and how culture is expressed through symbols and stories related to stars and other astronomical phenomena. Her work is distinguished from other studies in the field because she brings to it an Indigenous perspective which enriches its interpretative power. No other writer has captured the richness of this mysterious constellation.

Die Sisters Brothers

Roman
Author: Patrick deWitt
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 3641073642
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Ein tragikomischer Roman über zwei Auftragsmörder und ihre blutige, bizarre Reise durch Amerikas Westen im Jahre 1851 Hermann Kermit Warm wird sterben. Sein Tod wurde von dem geheimnisvollen und mächtigen »Kommodore« befohlen, und die Brüder Charlie und Eli Sisters werden den Auftrag ausführen. Die beiden machen sich auf den Weg von Oregon nach Kalifornien, wo sie Warm aufspüren sollen. Ihre Reise durch den vom Goldrausch geprägten amerikanischen Westen wird allerdings immer wieder von bizarren und blutigen Begegnungen unterbrochen. Zugleich zeigt sich, wie verschieden die beiden Brüder sind: Charlie ein eiskalter, skrupelloser Killer – Eli ein Grübler, der sich mit geradezu existenziellen Fragen beschäftigt. Er beginnt an seinem Beruf zu zweifeln – und an seinem Partner. Doch als die beiden schließlich in Kalifornien eintreffen, nehmen die Ereignisse eine höchst unerwartete Wendung ...

Die Perlenschwester

Roman - Die sieben Schwestern 4 -
Author: Lucinda Riley
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641201926
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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Wie auch ihre Schwestern ist CeCe d'Aplièse ein Adoptivkind, und ihre Herkunft ist ihr unbekannt. Als ihr Vater stirbt, hinterlässt er einen Hinweis – sie soll in Australien die Spur einer gewissen Kitty Mercer ausfindig machen. Ihre Reise führt sie zunächst nach Thailand, wo sie die Bekanntschaft eines geheimnisvollen Mannes macht. Durch ihn fällt CeCe eine Biographie von Kitty Mercer in die Hände – eine Schottin, die vor über hundert Jahren nach Australien kam und den Perlenhandel zu ungeahnter Blüte brachte. CeCe fliegt nach Down Under, um den verschlungenen Pfaden von Kittys Schicksal zu folgen. Und taucht dabei ein in die magische Kunst der Aborigines, die ihr den Weg weist ins Herz ihrer eigenen Geschichte ...

Fortune's daughters

the extravagant lives of the Jerome sisters - Jennie Churchill, Clara Frewen and Leonie Leslie
Author: Elisabeth Kehoe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 452
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The story of Jennie, Clara and Leonie Jerome is one of glamour, money and love in equal measure. Their father Leonard was a profligate New York stockbroker whose beautiful wife was as extravagant as her husband. His daughters were provided with every advantage and lived charmed lives. They were acclaimed wherever they went and became known, simply, as 'the Good, the Witty and the Beautiful.' Elisabeth Kehoe's delightful and kaleidoscopic book spans more than one hundred years of family history, taking in nineteenth-century New York; the fall of the Second empire in France; and Britain during both world wars. Elisabeth Kehoe has drawn on original research to write the definitive life and times of these remarkable women. Their poignant stories describe their ultimately unsuccessful quest for true love and happiness.

Sisters of Gore

Seven Gothic Melodramas by British Women, 1790-1843
Author: John C. Franceschina
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134820828
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 480
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The plays collected in Sisters of Gore span the development of Gothic melodrama from the 1790s to the 1840s.

The Sisters of the Cavern ...


Author: Mme. F. Herbster Backker (afterwards Metaal.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 106
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The sisters of St. Gothard


Author: Elizabeth Cullen Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Brontë Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds


Author: S. Qi,J. Padgett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137405155
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 215
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Looking at the works of the Brontë sisters through a translingual, transnational, and transcultural lens, this collection is the first book-length study of the Brontës as received and reimagined in languages and cultures outside of Europe and the United States.

Leaves from the Annals of the Sisters of Mercy


Author: Sisters of Mercy
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5877118382
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Sisters of the Bruce 1292-1314

Book One
Author: J.M. Harvey
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780886209
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Set against the wild and perilous background of Scotland in the late 13th century, the adventurous lives of Robert the Bruce’s five sisters come to life through their own words in a series of letters. Courage and tenacity are often associated with Scotland’s great hero, but few appreciate the enormous challenges experienced by these remarkable sisters. Their intimate account of family life resonates still with love, loss and hope. Isa leaves home to sail to the land of the Vikings to become Queen of Norway whilst her sister, Kirsty, finds herself Countess of Mar and chatelaine of the great Kildrummy Castle in Scotland’s far northeast. Danger looms and the younger sisters, Mathilda and Margaret, escape to Orkney with Kirsty’s children. As Scotland spirals into war, Robert’s sisters face the wrath of King Edward of England, whose vengeance wrought the brutal death of William Wallace. Kirsty is incarcerated alone in an English nunnery, whilst Mary endures years of misery within a cage hanging from the walls of Roxburgh Castle. Under Robert’s kingship, old wounds heal and Scotland’s fighting force achieves a resounding victory at the Battle of Bannockburn. Only then are the fragile, traumatised women released, through the ransoming of English nobles, to return home to rebuild their shattered lives… Sisters of The Bruce is a captivating work of fiction that weaves family history with a gripping narrative through the social and political landscape of medieval Scotland, Norway and Orkney. J. M. Harvey has been inspired by Sharon Penman, Elizabeth Chadwick and Sigrud Undset.

Four Sisters of Hofei

A History
Author: Annping Chin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068487377X
Category: History
Page: 310
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Four sisters born between 1908 and 1914 recall their lives and experiences in this exploration of twentieth-century Chinese culture and history, drawing on letters, diaries, family histories, journals, and other writings.

Sisters of Providence

The Search for God in the Frontier South (1843-1858)
Author: Allen Paul Speer,Janet Barton Speer
Publisher: The Overmountain Press
ISBN: 9781570721588
Category: History
Page: 290
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The lives and writings of these two sisters, Jennie and Ann Speer, provide us a window on a world that for a long time was rarely seen and only recently has been exposed. The life of neither sister is an altogether happy one. The writings of both—Jennie in particular—are full of a kind of yearning, of sadness, of possibilities not realized. One feels both a vast sympathy and strong admiration for these sisters who dwelled in obscurity and wanted to be heard. Now, with the publication of their writings, unread for nearly a century and a half past, they are no longer silenced.

Sisters of Salome


Author: Toni Bentley
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300127256
Category: Electronic books
Page: 234
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This text discusses the four women who personified Salome and performed her seductive dance, how Salome became a pop icon, and how her striptease became an act of glamorous empowerment.