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A Desperate Fortune

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
A New York Times Bestseller!

"I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters - sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!" - DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander

Beloved New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley delivers a riveting novel that deftly intertwines the tales of two women, divided by centuries and forever changed by a clash of love and fate.

For nearly three hundred years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.

Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing - for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.

As Mary's gripping tale of rebellion and betrayal is revealed to her, Sara faces events in her own life that require letting go of everything she thought she knew - about herself, about loyalty, and especially about love. Though divided by centuries, these two women are united in a quest to discover the limits of trust and the unlikely coincidences of fate.

Other bestselling books by Susanna Kearsley:
The Winter Sea
The Rose Garden
The Firebird

Genre: Historical Romance

Praise for this book

"Enchanting! Beguiling! Gorgeously romantic! A truly brilliant book." - Kate Forsyth

"Susanna Kearsley deftly conjures both historical intrigue and a contemporary heroine as unique as she is memorable." - Deanna Raybourn

"Susanna Kearsley just keeps getting better and better!" - Lauren Willig


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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
ISBN: 1-4104-7860-2 / 978-1-4104-7860-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Desperate Fortune (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
ISBN: 0-606-36893-0 / 978-0-606-36893-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
ISBN: 1-5011-6880-0 / 978-1-5011-6880-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
ISBN: 1-78292-520-1 / 978-1-78292-520-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Studio 28
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April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
ISBN: 1-4516-7383-3 / 978-1-4516-7383-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
ISBN: 1-4926-0202-7 / 978-1-4926-0202-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
ISBN: 1-4894-4816-0 / 978-1-4894-4816-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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June 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
ISBN: 1-4894-4815-2 / 978-1-4894-4815-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Desperate Fortune, A
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
ISBN: 1-5012-5638-6 / 978-1-5012-5638-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Studio 28
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April 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Touchstone
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April 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Desperate Fortune
Author(s): Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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