Overview

A timeless Cinderella-inspired tale from one of the nineteenth century’s bestselling authors!

After the death of her mother, Dora Deane is reluctantly taken in by her aunt Sarah, who already has her hands full with two vain and selfish daughters determined to appear more to the world than they really are. Eugenia, the oldest of Dora’s cousins, is quick to capitalize on their new household member, and wastes no time turning Dora into her ...
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Dora Deane

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Overview

A timeless Cinderella-inspired tale from one of the nineteenth century’s bestselling authors!

After the death of her mother, Dora Deane is reluctantly taken in by her aunt Sarah, who already has her hands full with two vain and selfish daughters determined to appear more to the world than they really are. Eugenia, the oldest of Dora’s cousins, is quick to capitalize on their new household member, and wastes no time turning Dora into her servant. Nor does she waste one dollar sent from old Uncle Nat, intended for Dora’s upkeep, but spent entirely on Eugenia’s whims and wishes.

For years Dora toils away, unaware of her mistreatment, until handsome Mr. Hastings from the next estate over slowly begins to realize Dora’s true worth. He determines not only to restore the lovely Dora Deane to her rightful position, but to win her hand as well, and to form a plan that ensures Eugenia will get exactly what she deserves.

Originally published in 1858, Mary Jane Holmes brings the New York countryside to life in Dora Deane, with the realistic, romantic manner that became a trademark of her novels and helped her sell over two million of them in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014377348
  • Publisher: Legacy Romance
  • Publication date: 5/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,234,874
  • File size: 6 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Being a busy Mom I relish the few minutes here and there I can s

    Being a busy Mom I relish the few minutes here and there I can sneak away to ready. I found myself sneaking away more often with this book, very compelling. And I must say that it is so refreshing to read a Christian novel vs a steamy romance because I find the stories become a part of you rather than being just another 'good read.' I highly recommend Dora Deane!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Romance 19th Century Style

    Dora Deane is the quintessential Mary Jane Holmes heroine. She is a much put-upon orphan who develops from hapless urchin to vibrant young woman over the course of the novel. If you have read any of Holmes's novels, you ate familiar with the pattern. That is not to say, however, that each novel lacks the individual charms that make for an enjoyable read. Dora Deane is a perfect example. As is standard in a Holmes novel, Dora is ruthlessly exploited by female relatives. They steal her money, turn her into a drudge, and make her into a pawn in their various romantic and mercenary schemes. As is also standard, upright men and virtuous women are deceived for a time, but ultimately come to understand the great worth of the unassuming and selfless Dora. The basic pattern is obvious to the reader, but the fun is in getting there. I found the woman Dora impossible to resist, and the book Dora Deane a delight to read.

    As you would probably expect, the romance is strictly G-rated. Dora Deane is not an overtly Christian romance, but Ho
    lmes's strong Christian values are evident to the reader. If these paragraphs lead you to believe that you will enjoy this movel, you probably will!

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