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The enchantment
Hannah, Kristin.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Fawcett Gold Medal, [1992]

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404 pages ; 18 cm
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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 . . .

Author Notes

Kristin Hannah was born in Southern California in September 1960. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in an advertising agency and practiced law in Seattle.

Hannah and her mom began writing a novel together when her mother was suffering from cancer. When her mother died, she put the draft away and continued to practice law. While pregnant with her son, and on bed rest, she took out the draft that she and her mother had written and began to write in earnest. Her draft was done by the time she gave birth. In 1990, she became a published writer and has been writing ever since.

She has won numerous awards including the Golden Heart, the Maggie and 1996 National Reader's Choice award. In 2004, she won the Rita Award for Best Novel: Between Sisters. Her title Winter Garden made the New York Times Bestseller List for 2011. Many of Hannah's other titles have made the New York Times Bestsellers List since then including: Night Road, Home Again, Home Front, Fly Away, The Nightingale, Comfort and Joy, True Colours, and The Great Alone. She has written a series entitled Girls of Firefly Lane which includes the books, Firefly Lane, and Fly Away.

Two of her books are being made into feature films, The Nightingale, and Home Front.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

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. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved