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Phantom Fortune, A Novel

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Phantom Fortune is a thrilling novel that keeps readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Set in the Victorian era, the story follows the young and beautiful Isabel as she navigates the complexities of love, money, and societal expectations.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon's writing is engaging and immersive, drawing readers into the world of high society with vivid descriptions and well-developed characters. The twists and turns of the plot keep the reader guessing, and the unexpected revelations add an element of suspense that makes the story hard to put down.

The themes of wealth, power, and deception are skillfully woven throughout the narrative, creating a compelling and thought-provoking read. Braddon's exploration of class dynamics and gender roles adds depth to the story, making it both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Overall, Phantom Fortune is a must-read for fans of historical fiction and suspenseful storytelling. With its captivating plot and well-drawn characters, this novel is sure to leave a lasting impression on readers.

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Lady Maulevrier was once a beautiful socialite, beloved and welcomed in London high society. But her life took a turn for the worse when her husband, whom she married only for his fortune, committed a terrible crime in India. Forty years later, she is taking care of her two granddaughters, Mary and Lesbia. She prefers Lesbia, because of her beauty. Therefore, the relationship between the sisters is tolerable at best. Mary marries the man of her dreams while Lesbia enters London society under the wing of her grandmother's faithful friend. Would she take all the advantages offered to her and find a match which would make her grandmother happy? Would Mary finally be happy? And what has Lord Maulevrier done in India which makes his wife continue to bury herself in shame?

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