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City of Promise: A Novel of New Yorks Gilded Age Beverly Swerling

City of Promise: A Novel of New Yorks Gilded Age

Beverly Swerling

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ISBN : 9781439156704
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432 pages
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Beverly Swerlings epic saga continues as New York emerges from the Civil War into the Gilded Age- a city marked by soaring expansion and teeming with unbridled ambition and dazzling glamour. Joshua Turner returns home from the war with only one legMoreBeverly Swerlings epic saga continues as New York emerges from the Civil War into the Gilded Age- a city marked by soaring expansion and teeming with unbridled ambition and dazzling glamour. Joshua Turner returns home from the war with only one leg yet determined to make his fortune. He aspires to build the citys first apartment houses for Everyman, a daring vision that will make him the citys first real estate titan but attracts the attention of a shadowy figure from his past. Mollie Brannigan, raised by her Auntie Eileen in the toniest bordello in town, is resigned at age twenty-two to spinsterhood. Then Joshua finds her at Macys, the citys largest emporium, and takes her coaching in Central Park. In his love Mollie finds a world of possibilities, but a secret Eileen thought left behind in Ireland will force Mollie to employ all her wits to protect not just her chance at happiness but her life. Vividly imagined and awash in period detail, City of Promise delivers not only suspense and intrigue, daring plot twists and bitter rivalries, but also the captivating love story of two people struggling to forge their own destiny.