Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

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Daughter of Fortune
432 pages; HarperCollins

The Daughter of Fortune is Eliza Sommers, a young Chilean girl of mysterious origins. Left as a baby on the doorstep of the Sommers, an English family living in Valparaiso, she is adopted by the spinster Rose Sommers and raised to be a proper English lady. But an equally strong childhood influence is Mama Fresia, the Sommers' Indian servant, at whose apron strings Eliza learns the culinary and medicinal secrets of an ancient culture' 'secrets that will serve her well as the adventure of her life unfolds.
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