Emmaline Hatter was a beautiful, brilliant, and rich Wall Street financier in the nineteenth century until the crash of 1893 wiped her out completely. Desperate to recoup her losses, she joins Dr. Larence Digby in his search for the legendary lost city of Cibola, rumored to be rich in gold. Emmaline was used to getting her own way, but Larence was not about to give up control of his expedition to a woman. Somehow, in a world of enchantment, each would have to learn to believe -- to trust the other with their lives, their secrets, and their hearts . . .
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It's always a pleasure to introduce a new writer to the consumer, especially when it is a well-written romance. This second novel from Kristin Hannah proved to us she was definitely someone to watch, so we grabbed the opportunity to really promot and build her. I particularly liked this book because of its unusual hero. Lisa Congelosi, Sales RepFrom Publishers Weekly:
Emmaline Amanda Hatter (the "Mad Hatter of Wall Street") and Dr. sp ok/pk Larence Digby are damaged goods. Both were orphaned young; the former was thrown on her own devices, which she parlayed into a vast fortune on Wall Street, while the latter, tormented by a crippled ankle and memories of an unsympathetic grandmother, became a fanciful professor at Columbia University. In 1893, the two meet in New York City when Emmaline funds Larence's pk expedition to the lost Aztec city of Cibola. They eventually become intimate when Emmaline is wiped out by the Wall Street crash and follows Larence to New Mexico in an attempt to get her money back or at the very least to insure her percentage of the expedition's spoils. Hannah ( A Handful of Heaven ) offers witty banter in the first half of the book; later, however, she resorts to broadcasting revelations that would be better left implied. As they draw closer to the magical Cibola, with its equally magical tubers and guardians, Larence and Emmaline learn that it's " okay to be afraid ,"stet itals to " laugh ," to be " together ," to trust, love, etc. If you wanted to know what would happen if Carlos Castaneda and Melody Beattie collaborated on a romance, here's your chance.
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Book Description Ballantine Books of Canada, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110345465644
Book Description Ballantine Books of Canada, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0345465644