To a dusty, flea-ridden pueblo, Los Angeles in 1851, sailed Captain Patrick Donovan with his spirited, headstrong daughter Bets and his sister Mary, who abandoned by her Spanish husband, robbed of her child, but remains upright and proud. They came to settle, fighting for fortune and happiness. "A first-class family saga. . . extremely entertaining." Publishers Weekly
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After graduation from Wellesley College and then working as a wartime Navy cryptographer, Louise O'Flaherty traveled with her husband to southern California. Like her fictional family the Donovans, they stayed, determined to not live anywhere else. Inspired by the history of this harsh golden land, the author has written eight novels set in early Los Angeles.Review:
"A first-class family saga...extremely entertaining." -- Publishers Weekly
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1979. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0345274008