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Frances Kane's Fortune   By: (1854-1914)

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Frances Kane's Fortune by L. T. Meade is an enchanting and captivating story that takes readers on a thrilling and unexpected journey. Set in the late 19th century, this suspenseful novel unfolds in the lush countryside of England, intertwining mystery, romance, and a touch of the supernatural.

The narrative revolves around Frances Kane, a young woman burdened by the responsibility of managing her family's dwindling fortune. Faced with financial hardship, Frances stumbles upon an opportunity that promises to change her life. She becomes embroiled in a mysterious inheritance, which leads her to unravel a dark family secret and eventually discover her true destiny.

From the very outset, Meade masterfully builds an atmosphere of intrigue and suspense, leaving readers on the edge of their seats. As the plot thickens, the author artfully plants unsettling clues and introduces a diverse cast of characters, each shrouded in their own secrets and motivations. This complex web of relationships adds layers of suspense and uncertainty to the story.

Frances Kane emerges as a remarkably well-developed protagonist, displaying resilience, courage, and a relentless determination to uncover the truth. Meade expertly portrays Frances' evolution from an unsure young woman burdened by societal pressures to a confident and self-assured heroine. It is through Frances' journey that readers are transported into a world where the constraints of class and the expectations of society are constantly challenged.

Moreover, Meade's vivid descriptions of the English countryside immerse readers in the setting, painting a picturesque backdrop for the unfolding events. The author's attention to detail provides an evocative experience, truly allowing readers to feel the misty mornings, the rustle of leaves, and the secrets that lie hidden beneath the surface.

The writing style is eloquent and eloquently captures the essence of the era, effortlessly evoking both the opulence and the struggle of society during that time. Meade's skillful storytelling keeps readers engaged from start to finish, with unexpected twists and turns that will leave them guessing until the very end.

Frances Kane's Fortune is a delightful read that bridges various genres, appealing to fans of historical fiction, mystery, and romance alike. L. T. Meade's brilliant storytelling, combined with well-rounded characters and a richly crafted setting, make this novel an absolute page-turner. It is a testament to the author's talent and ability to create a story that linger in the minds of readers long after they've turned the final page.

First Page:

FRANCES KANE'S FORTUNE.

BY

L. T. MEADE,

AUTHOR OF "HOW IT ALL CAME ROUND," "WATER GIPSIES," ETC.

CHICAGO:

M. A. DONOHUE & CO.

Contents

FRANCES KANE'S FORTUNE. MONSIEUR THE VISCOUNT'S FRIEND. THE YEW LANE GHOSTS.

FRANCES KANE'S FORTUNE.

CHAPTER I.

THE LETTER.

It was a very sunny June day, and a girl was pacing up and down a sheltered path in an old fashioned garden. She walked slowly along the narrow graveled walk, now and then glancing at the carefully trimmed flowers of an elaborate ribbon border at her right, and stopping for an instant to note the promise of fruit on some well laden peach and pear trees. The hot sun was pouring down almost vertical rays on her uncovered head, but she was either impervious to its power, or, like a salamander, she rejoiced in its fierce noonday heat.

"We have a good promise of peaches and pears," she said to herself; "I will see that they are sold this year. We will just keep a few for my father to eat, but the rest shall go. It is a pity Watkins spends so much time over the ribbon border; it does not pay, and it uses up so many of our bedding plants... Continue reading book >>




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