Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters

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by Paul Telegdi
     
 

Chance Fraser, orphaned, grew up working on the canals of industrial England. He foils a kidnapping and rescues Emily, the young daughter of a wealthy family, but doesn't reveal himself to her. He meets her ten years later, serving on a steamship which she takes to Egypt to join her husband. In Tunis she gets into trouble and is accused of spying. Again Chance

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Chance Fraser, orphaned, grew up working on the canals of industrial England. He foils a kidnapping and rescues Emily, the young daughter of a wealthy family, but doesn't reveal himself to her. He meets her ten years later, serving on a steamship which she takes to Egypt to join her husband. In Tunis she gets into trouble and is accused of spying. Again Chance rescues her. Skipping forward ten years, Chance is wounded and gets captured in the siege of Vicksburg in the Civil War and is locked up in Helmira, the notorious prison camp. He gets sick, and this times, Emily nurses him back to health. Again they are separated and lose track of each other. Chance works on the transcontinental railroad then ends up in the gold fields of British Columbia panning for gold. When he strikes it rich, he goes looking for her.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044692527
Publisher:
Paul Telegdi
Publication date:
03/16/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
722,464
File size:
713 KB

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Meet the Author

BIO: Nearing retirement, I now have more time to devote to writing (and if I don’t, I squeeze the day until there is a space/time to crawl into). Over the past 15 years, I have worked on 15 books, three of which (of the Dreamcast series) are self-published.My website, PaulTelegdi.ca gives a full account of my life and accomplishments, which I shall not repeat here.The thumbnail version: I was born in Hungary; when young immigrated to Canada with my family, attended University of Waterloo, Ontario, where I met my wife. Spent years in West Germany where my wife was studying music while I was learning German. Returning to Canada, we ended up on a farm in Ontario with pets. Long-time married, I boast of three sons with talent and personality.Presently I am office manager of my wife’s private practice of psychology. I like kayaking and windsurfing. I belong to a number of writers’ groups, and often choose writing over sleeping. eBooks are an exciting new chapter in my life and I’m looking forward to the wider exposure.My motto: Want a better life? Then write it!

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Chance Encounters 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like Telegdi's stories. His use of historical detail enriches the setting without bogging a reader down in minutae. His main characters are well-rounded, flawed heroes. The plot flows smoothly and carries the stories forward effortlessly. I'm glad that I was able to read his work while it was still free. The text could use some minor editing for mechanics and I recommend that he uses epilogues instead of post scripts, but these minor flaws do not significantly detract from his work. Woo-hoo! I just wrote my first review!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this free, self published book. It is a story about an orphan, Chance Fraser, who grew up working on the canals of Industrial England. He foils a kidnapping and rescues Emily, the young daughter of a wealthy family, but doesn't reveal himself to her. He meets her ten years later on a steamship and saves her from being killed as a spy. Chance then goes into the civil war and is captured in the seige of Vicksburg and is sent to a prison camp. Emily just happens to be there as a nurse and most of the story is about their chance encounters and his amazing life as he searches for her. It is a book where I really like the protagonist and his moral and upstanding values. There are quite a few other books with the title of Chance Encounters but this one is by Paul Telegdi and I got it free on my nook at B and N. I recommend it. I would actually give it a 4 1/2 star rating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book lightly covers various historical events through the life experiences of a man named Chance. Author does a good job keeping you interested.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Dark Fires and immediately purchased Chance Encounters. Both were wonderful stories and so well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far everything I've read by this authot has been excellent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AnAvidReader0 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this story about a man named Chance. I liked the progression from his childhood into adulthood. I would recommend reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Author. I love every book that I have read of his.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good. One of the few writers that has me reading every page. No smut. Just a great story with every book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good