Belle Cora

Belle Cora

eBook - 2013
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In the home where Arabella Godwin was raised it is forbidden to speak her name, and her picture is turned to the wall. But in the turbulent America of the 1850s, everyone knows her as "Belle Cora," madam of San Francisco's finest bordello. Judges and senators do her bidding; a vicious newspaper editor plots her downfall; a preacher looks at her from across his pulpit and tries to forget that once she was his wife. Merchant's daughter, farm girl, prostitute, mother, madam, murderess, avenger, protector—she has worn all these masks: the only thing that never changes is her tireless pursuit of the one man who can see her for who she really is.



Baker & Taylor
A sweeping historical tale based on the life and times of the daughter of a New York merchant and notorious madam-turned revered San Francisco dowager finds the orphaned Belle suffering at the hands of a rival cousin before working as a prostitute and transforming herself repeatedly to win the love and life she desires.

Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385532778
0385532776
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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finn75
Mar 04, 2014

A respectable elderly woman reminisces about her early life as a orphan then prostitute and latter a brothel owner. Interesting characters and I enjoyed the exploration of her life. A bit long winded on some occasions then seemed to skip important details but overall a worthy read.

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