Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, 1906 San Fransisco Earthquake, Thriller, Friendship, Found Family, Women’s Fiction
Welcome to #ThrowBackThursday where I highlight an older review or post a current review of a back list title. Today, I’m sharing a histfic/thriller, The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner. Of the author’s work, this one is my favorite.
I’m linking up with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #ThrowbackThursday.
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A book about a mail-order bride and the San Francisco earthquake!
Desperate to leave a deplorable situation in New York City, Sophie Whalen, a young Irish immigrant, agrees to become a mail-order bride. Sophie marries the handsome, but aloof, widower named Martin Hocking and becomes attached to his five-year-old daughter. Martin is away from home frequently. During one absence, a mysterious visitor knocks on Sophie’s door, and from that moment on, their lives are intertwined. The great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 is only one of the traumatic events they will face together.
Sophie is compassionate, caring, loyal, brave, and determined.
Have you read this genre mashup?