A Desperate Fortune

From the bestselling author of The Firebird, comes a new, exquisitely crafted novel of modern-day and historical intrigue. For nearly 300 years, the mysterious journal of Jacobite exile Mary Dundas has lain unread-its secrets safe from prying eyes. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas has been hired by a once-famous historian to crack the journal’s cipher. But when she arrives in Paris, Sara finds herself besieged by complications from all sides: the journal’s reclusive owner, her charming Parisian neighbor, and Mary, whose journal doesn't hold the secrets Sara expects. It turns out that Mary Dundas wasn’t keeping a record of everyday life, but a first-hand account of her part in a dangerous intrigue. In the first wintry months of 1732, with a scandal gaining steam in London, driving many into bankruptcy and ruin, the man accused of being at its center is concealed among the Jacobites in Paris, with Mary posing as his sister to aid his disguise. When their location is betrayed, they’re forced to put a desperate plan in action, heading south along the road to Rome, protected by the enigmatic Highlander Hugh MacPherson. As Mary’s tale grows more and more dire, Sara, too, must carefully choose which turning to take…to find the road that will lead her safely home.

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  • Author : Susanna Kearsley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 512 pages
  • ISBN : 1451673833
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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A Desperate Fortune

A Desperate Fortune
  • Author : Susanna Kearsley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 21 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKA Desperate Fortune

From the bestselling author of The Firebird, comes a new, exquisitely crafted novel of modern-day and historical intrigue. For nearly 300 years, the mysterious journal of Jacobite exile Mary Dundas has lain unread-its secrets safe from prying eyes. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas has been hired by a once-famous historian to crack the journal’s cipher. But when she arrives in Paris, Sara finds herself besieged by complications from all sides: the journal’s reclusive owner, her charming Parisian neighbor, and

A Desperate Fortune

A Desperate Fortune
  • Author : Susanna Kearsley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 21 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKA Desperate Fortune

From the bestselling author of The Firebird, comes an exquisitely crafted novel of modern-day and historical intrigue. For nearly 300 years, the mysterious journal of Jacobite exile Mary Dundas has lain unread—its secrets safe from prying eyes. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas has been hired by a once-famous historian to crack the journal's cipher. But when she arrives in Paris, Sara finds herself besieged by complications from all sides: the journal's reclusive owner, her charming Parisian neighbor, and Mary, whose

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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 01 September 2020
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 30 April 2013
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 01 October 2011
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 05 January 2021
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 24 April 2018
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 13 April 2021
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 01 April 2012
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  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Release : 01 May 2007
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 29 July 2014
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 17 May 1999
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  • Publisher : Early American Studies
  • Release : 13 April 2021
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