by Wesley Stace
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Misfortune by Wesley Stace

On a moonlit night on the outskirts of London, Lord Geoffroy Loveall findsthe answer to his prayers: an abandoned baby, somehow still alive amid thejunk of a rubbish heap. Rescuing the infant from certain death, Lord Geoffroy adopts her as his only child, heir to the fabulous Love Hall fortune. He names her Rose in memory of his long-dead sister and gives hera childhood of unparalleled gaiety and unstinting pleasure. But every house has a secret, and as Rose approaches adolescence, the secret of Love Hall becomes impossible to hide. As much as Lord Geoffroy wanted a daughter, the baby he brought home is, in fact, a boy. As a flock

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ISBN-13: 9780316830348
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/11/2005
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.70(d)

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Misfortune 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
sifu-hotman More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Story. I'm really proud of myself for picking this book up and finishing it. it was worth it.
MarilynHS More than 1 year ago
I was amazed how I fell for the title character, Rose. What a strong, insightful, and wonderful character. I really wasn't sure how I'd react to this storyline, but I was pleasantly surprised and routed for Rose throughout the book. A different kind of book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book based on the reviews I read and I was not disappointed. There was great character development and the storyline never reached any dull points, which some books tend to do. I read throught the nearly 600 pages in a few days, it was great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book reminded me of what I have always felt in life - that people are people and should be respected for that before we make our shallow judgements regarding gender and appearances. I had to keep reminding myself throughout the reading whether the main character was male or female - and closer to the end I felt the realization that it didn't matter - I loved him/her anyway - regardless. What better lesson in life can there be! It's a compelling read that will keep you turning the pages - and when it's done, you wish it wasn't - it's that good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book broke my heart! It was beautiful, tragic, comic, mysterious, playful, uplifting and intense! I cried when it fell to it's inevitable conclusion. Well done Wesley Stace!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not just a book containing the interesting premise of gender roles and how those roles affect a person's life but actually a darn good soap opera-like mystery, too. Definitely a page-turner. Bravo, Mr. Stace -- well done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book may be a little hard to read at first, but stick with it, because it is great! Some of the words or phrases are hard to understand, but it keeps it in character with the narrator, who lived in the 1800's. I was disappointed when I finsished the book, as I wanted it to keep going! One of those rare books that keeps you from starting a new book right away because you get so wrapped up in it.