Fortune's Rocks

Fortune's Rocks

A Novel

Large Print - 1999
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In a summer community on the coast of New Hampshire at the turn of the last century, a girl is drawn into a passionate affair with a man nearly three times her age.Fortune's Rocksis the story of Olympia Biddeford, proveleged, well-educated, and mature beyond her years, and her affair with John Haskell, who not only is a physician, essayist, and champion of mill workers bot also a married man with children. Drawn inexorably together on the night of the summer solstice, the pair set in motion a series of events with far-reaching consequences for all involved.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 1999
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780375430527
0375430520
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Shrev 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 676 p. --

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IV27HUjg
Mar 01, 2015

Read in 2001 & liked it.Reread 2015 - find it slow to get going with lots of young girl coming of age angst, love/lust for older man. Ah, but when it gets into the story it's believable & rewarding. Shreve tells a great story with flowing words.

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avalon_3
Nov 09, 2014

One of my favorite Anita Shreve's. The appearance of the fabled New Hampshire house that has been described in her other novels, peaks my interest once again. The description of how this house becomes part of yet another generation's life and what happens to the characters of this time draws me in every time.

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JackieFC13
Jan 08, 2014

This is a hard review to write because the topic of the book wasn't something that I like reading about but the writing and the feelings of the characters were so beautiful. It was absolutely addicting to find out what happened next. This isn't a light read but it isn't as heavy as a classic. I did not enjoy reading about a 41 year old and a 15 year old falling in love and causing the greatest scandal Fortune's Rocks has ever seen. The book was slightly predictable in the events through out the book but it was still a fantastic read. The reason it is 3 stars is only because I don't like the topic of the book - a married man cheats on his wife with a 15 year old girl and both lives are destroyed. I will definitely read more by this author because the writing style is so engrossing. Please don't discount the book because of the topic because it really was a great read. I enjoyed it.

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Susan_King
Feb 05, 2011

p. 400

JanyteDanute Jan 22, 2010

Loved the poetry and stunning details of a beautiful romance.

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