Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt, II
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN 10: 0062288377
ISBN 13: 9780062288370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune s Children Book Review:

Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-12-26
ISBN 10: 9780062224064
ISBN 13: 0062224069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune s Children Book Review:

Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 544
Release: 1991-02-20
ISBN 10: 0688103863
ISBN 13: 9780688103866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune s Children Book Review:

Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Children of Uncertain Fortune

Children of Uncertain Fortune
Author: Daniel Livesay
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-01-11
ISBN 10: 1469634449
ISBN 13: 9781469634449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of Uncertain Fortune Book Review:

By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay is the first scholar to follow the hundreds of children born to white planters and Caribbean women of color who crossed the ocean for educational opportunities, professional apprenticeships, marriage prospects, or refuge from colonial prejudices. The presence of these elite children of color in Britain pushed popular opinion in the British Atlantic world toward narrower conceptions of race and kinship. Members of Parliament, colonial assemblymen, merchant kings, and cultural arbiters--the very people who decided Britain's colonial policies, debated abolition, passed marital laws, and arbitrated inheritance disputes--rubbed shoulders with these mixed-race Caribbean migrants in parlors and sitting rooms. Upper-class Britons also resented colonial transplants and coveted their inheritances; family intimacy gave way to racial exclusion. By the early nineteenth century, relatives had become strangers.

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

Fortune Cookie Fortunes
Author: Grace Lin
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-11-27
ISBN 10: 0307982602
ISBN 13: 9780307982605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune Cookie Fortunes Book Review:

Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs—they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so sure. As she waits and watches, she notices magical things happening in her family. Could the fortunes really be right? And what about Pacy’s fortune: “You will see the world in a new way”? Well, yes, it’s true! Pacy has been seeing the world through fortune cookies! This exhuberantly illustrated story about every kid’s favorite part of a Chinese meal also includes a brief history of the fortune cookie. What will your fortune be? Crack! Open up a cookie and find out.

Fortune s Child

Fortune s Child
Author: James Conroyd Martin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 9781734004304
ISBN 13: 1734004304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune s Child Book Review:

Theodora: actress, prostitute, mistress. And Byzantine Empress of the civilized world. Stephen: handsome Syrian boy, wizard's apprentice, palace eunuch. And Secretary to the Empress. How does this unlikely pair become such allies that one day Empress Theodora asks Stephen to write her biography? From a very young age, Theodora, daughter of a circus bearkeeper in Constantinople, sets her sights well above her station in life. Her exquisite beauty sets her apart on stages and in the eyes of men. Stephen, a Syrian lad of striking good looks, is sold by his parents to a Persian wizard, who teaches him a skill in languages that will serve him well. By the time Destiny brings them together in Antioch, Theodora has undergone heartrending trials and a transformation, while Stephen has been sold again . . . and castrated. Discover the enduring bond that, however imperfect, prompts Theodora--as Empress--to request palace eunuch Stephen to write her biography.

Fortune s Secret Husband

Fortune s Secret Husband
Author: Karen Rose Smith
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 037365944X
ISBN 13: 9780373659449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune s Secret Husband Book Review:

GUESS WHAT...WE'RE (STILL) MARRIED! She was only seventeen when Chase Parker swept Lady Lucie Fortune Chesterfield off her royal feet. His oil magnate father cut their love affair short and forced them to annul their union...or so he thought. Ten years later, the wealthy Texas rancher uncovers a secret--he's still wed to the one woman he's never been able to forget! Lucie was always "the quiet one." While her mom and sister have been tailed mercilessly by the tabloids, she's maintained a low profile and a gracious image. No one has ever uncovered her deep, dark secret--an impulsive teenage marriage. When Chase tracks her down, she still finds him hard to resist. And as they prepare to untie the wedding knot, Lucie wonders: What if their biggest mistake was saying goodbye?

Child of Fortune

Child of Fortune
Author: Norman Spinrad
Publsiher: Gateway
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN 10: 0575117265
ISBN 13: 9780575117266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child of Fortune Book Review:

In the exotic interstellar civilization of the Second Starfaring Age, youthful wanderers are known as Children of Fortune. This is the tale of one such wanderer, who seeks her destiny on an odyssey of self-discovery amid humanity's many worlds.

A Fortune s Children Christmas

A Fortune s Children Christmas
Author: Lisa Jackson,Barbara Boswell,Linda Turner
Publsiher: Harlequin Books
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2004-11-24
ISBN 10: 9780373217540
ISBN 13: 0373217544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fortune s Children Christmas Book Review:

Presents a trio of romantic holiday tales featuring the popular Fortune dynasty from three popular authors, in an omnibus edition containing Lisa Jackson's Angel Baby, A Home for Christmas by Barbara Boswell, and Linda Turner's The Christmas Child. Reprint.

Fortune s Pawn

Fortune s Pawn
Author: Rachel Bach
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 0316221090
ISBN 13: 9780316221092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune s Pawn Book Review:

Devi Morris isn't your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. It's a combination that's going to get her killed one day - but not just yet. That is, until she just gets a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool isn't misnamed: it likes to get into trouble, so much so that one year of security work under its captain is equal to five years everywhere else. With odds like that, Devi knows she's found the perfect way to get the jump on the next part of her Plan. But the Fool doesn't give up its secrets without a fight, and one year on this ship might be more than even Devi can handle. If Sigouney Weaver in Alien met Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica, you'd get Deviana Morris -- a hot new mercenary earning her stripes to join an elite fighting force. Until one alien bite throws her whole future into jeopardy.

Fortune s Perfect Valentine

Fortune s Perfect Valentine
Author: Stella Bagwell
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 0373659377
ISBN 13: 9780373659371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune s Perfect Valentine Book Review:

Vivian Blair and her boss at Robinson Tech, Wes Robinson, are more focused on the success of their new app, My Perfect Match, than on their possibility of their own perfect match being right in front of them.

Family Fortunes

Family Fortunes
Author: Bill Bonner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN 10: 1118171411
ISBN 13: 9781118171417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Fortunes Book Review:

Selected as one of Motley Fool’s “5 Great Books You Should Read” Advice on managing your wealth from bestselling author Bill Bonner From trusted New York Times bestselling author Bill Bonner comes a radical new way to look at family money and a practical, actionable guide to getting and maintaining multigenerational wealth. Family Fortunes: How to Build Family Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years is packed with useful information, interwoven with Bonner's stories about his own family's wealth philosophy and practices. A comprehensive guide that shows how families can successfully preserve their estates by ignoring most of what people think they know about "the rich" and, instead, training and motivating all family members to work together toward a very uncommon goal. This book is a must-read for all individual investors—even those who do not plan to leave money to their children—because it challenges many of the most ubiquitous principles and rules of investing. You might expect a book on family wealth to be extremely conservative in its outlook. Instead, the Bonners announce what is practically a revolutionary manifesto. They explain: Why family money should NOT be invested in "safe, conservative" investments Why charitable giving is usually a waste of money, or worse Why it is NOT a good idea to let children go their own way Why you can't trust wealth "professionals" and why you should never entrust your money to money managers Why giving your children as much education as possible is NOT a good idea Why Warren Buffett and the rest of the rich people asking for higher tax rates are wrong to take "the pledge" Why Wall Street is a graveyard for capital, why most celebrity CEOs are a threat to the businesses they run, why modern capitalism is a failure, and more You will come away with a very different idea as to what family wealth is all about. It is not stodgy. Not boring. Not moss-backed and reactionary. On the contrary, it is the most dynamic, forward-looking capital in the world. The essential guide to passing wealth from one generation to the next, Family Fortunes is filled with concrete, practical advice you can put to use right away.

The Fortunes

The Fortunes
Author: Peter Ho Davies
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0544263782
ISBN 13: 9780544263789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fortunes Book Review:

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for literature that confronts racism and examines diversity Winner of the 2017 Chautauqua Prize Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize A New York Times Notable Book "Riveting and luminous...Like the best books, this one haunts the reader well after the end."—Jesmyn Ward “[A] complex, beautiful novel . . . Stunning.”—NPR, Best Books of 2016 “Intense and dreamlike . . . filled with quiet resonances across time.”—The New Yorker Sly, funny, intelligent, and artfully structured, The Fortunes recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans and reimagines the multigenerational novel through the fractures of immigrant family experience. Inhabiting four lives—a railroad baron’s valet who unwittingly ignites an explosion in Chinese labor; Hollywood’s first Chinese movie star; a hate-crime victim whose death mobilizes the Asian American community; and a biracial writer visiting China for an adoption—this novel captures and capsizes over a century of our history, showing that even as family bonds are denied and broken, a community can survive—as much through love as blood. “A prophetic work, with passages of surpassing beauty.”—Joyce Carol Oates, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award citation “A poignant, cascading four-part novel . . . Outstanding.”—David Mitchell, Guardian “The most honest, unflinching, cathartically biting novel I’ve read about the Chinese American experience.”—Celeste Ng

Fortune s Fool

Fortune s Fool
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-05-16
ISBN 10: 1459296664
ISBN 13: 9781459296664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune s Fool Book Review:

"She’ll keep you up long past your bedtime." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King "The prolific Lackey (the Valdemar series) draws on the darker, Brothers Grimm side of fairy lore for her enchanting tale…". —Publisher’s Weekly The seventh daughter of the Sea King, Ekaterina is more than a pampered princess-she's also the family spy. Which makes her the perfect emissary to check out interesting happenings in the neighboring kingdom…and nothing interests her more than Sasha, the seventh son of the king of Belrus. Ekaterina suspects he's far from the fool people think him. But before she can find out what lies beneath his facade, she is kidnapped! Trapped in a castle at the mercy of a possessive Jinn, Ekaterina knows her chances of being found are slim. Now fortune, a fool and a paper bird are the only things she can count on-along with her own clever mind and intrepid heart.… Book 3 of Five Hundred Kingdoms. Originally published in 2007.

Dalen and Gole

Dalen and Gole
Author: Mike Deas
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN 10: 1459821483
ISBN 13: 9781459821484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dalen and Gole Book Review:

With seconds to the finish line, Dalen and Gole lead the distant world of Budap's annual Junior-Jet Race. Suddenly they are overtaken. Left behind in a cloud of mysterious purple exhaust, they realize something doesn't add up. Looking for clues, the two friends uncover a tunnel that leads them to Earth.

Seven Birthdays or the Children of Fortune A fairy chronicle Illustrations by K Greenaway

Seven Birthdays  or  the Children of Fortune  A fairy chronicle     Illustrations by K  Greenaway
Author: Kathleen Knox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1876
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0022882121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Birthdays or the Children of Fortune A fairy chronicle Illustrations by K Greenaway Book Review:

Fortune s Magic Farm

Fortune s Magic Farm
Author: Suzanne Selfors
Publsiher: Imprint
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 1250183855
ISBN 13: 9781250183859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune s Magic Farm Book Review:

In the spirit of Roald Dahl, Suzanne Selfors spins a wonderful and weird middle-grade tale filled with friendship and magic—now in an entirely new package! Ten-year-old Isabelle lives in Runny Cove where it’s always raining and the whole world has turned gray. When she gets a mysterious visitor with news of an unexpected inheritance, she leaps at the chance to a place full of sunshine . . . and magic! There, magic grows into cherries that cure ills and fronds that make her fly. But when Isabelle feels the call to return to Runny Cove and use the magic of the farm to stop the rain, her loyalty is put to the test. Can she choose between her new home and the one she left behind? In the spirit of Roald Dahl, Suzanne Selfors spins a wonderful and weird middle grade tale. Now in an entirely new package! An Imprint Book “Fortune’s Magic Farm is a love apple for all readers, delicious and magical.” —Grace Lin, Newbery Honor author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon “Few authors have ever come close to being compared to Dahl, and nobody has his distinctive flavor. One of the very few authors to do so would have to be Suzanne Selfors....A pure pleasure to read for child and adult alike.” —Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal, A Fuse #8 Production “Placing an indomitable character in situations as bleak as they are absurd, Selfors has written a darkly comic adventure in the tradition of Roald Dahl.” —Junior Library Guild “Beautiful writing, quirky characters, and an imaginative plot...make this a good choice, showing how one little girl can use her spirit to save the world.” —Booklist “Readers will cheer for Isabelle throughout the story.” —School Library Journal “Readers will cozy up to the tale’s quirky characters and enjoy the many twists and turns of this magical adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews “Hand this to fans of Eva Ibbotson, to kids who like their magic with some meat to it, and to adults who want a fabulous read-aloud.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “This quirky book...is full of silly songs and vivid secondary characters.” —The Seattle Times Junior Library Guild Award Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award List (2012–13) Kansas’s William Allen White Children’s Book Award List (2011–12) 2009 Austin Waldorf Children’s Choice Award, Gold Medal in the third- and fourth-grade category

Crystal Cadets

Crystal Cadets
Author: Anne Toole
Publsiher: IDW Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN 10: 9781631404627
ISBN 13: 1631404628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crystal Cadets Book Review:

"Zoe, a foster child, discovers a mysterious gem left to her by her birth mother--a crystal that grants her powers of light. Now Zoe is the Diamond Cadet and, along with a team of action-hero girls, she travels the globe to defeat The Darkness that has possessed her foster parents"--Provided by publisher.

Beauty and the Bodyguard

Beauty and the Bodyguard
Author: Merline Lovelace
Publsiher: Silhouette
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN 10: 1426873174
ISBN 13: 9781426873171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty and the Bodyguard Book Review:

Someone was stalking million-dollar cover girl Allie Fortune—and ex-mercenary Rafe Stone had been hired to protect her. To keep her safe, he spirited Allie away to a secluded spot, telling himself to just do his job and not be seduced by her beauty. But Rafe soon discovered that guarding Allie was far more dangerous than he'd anticipated. Because it wasn't solely his existence that was threatened. No, this tempting creature threatened his heart and soul…and once this assignment was over, he knew his life would never be the same.

Hired Husband

Hired Husband
Author: Rebecca Brandewyne
Publsiher: Silhouette
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN 10: 1426873158
ISBN 13: 9781426873157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hired Husband Book Review:

With eyes as dark as night and a gaze that laid all secrets bare, Nick Valkov was the kind of man any smart woman would avoid. But dire circumstances forced levelheaded Caroline Fortune to proposition this compelling stranger…with marriage. Her family's fate rested in Nick's capable hands—and brilliant mind. Yet her proper upbringing hadn't prepared this reluctant bride for her husband's soul-stirring embrace. And neither expected that their practical union would lead them to dark hours of danger…and the ultimate surrender.