Fortune's Daughter by Alice Hoffman

Fortune's Daughter

Alice Hoffman

fiction contemporary fantasy magical realism emotional reflective slow-paced

320 pages | first published 1985

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic comes an "intimate, lovely novel"(People) about two mothers whose lives are on the brink of life-altering change. Rae Perry is young, unmarried, and far from home as she awaits the b...
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Summary of 167 reviews


emotional 100%
challenging 60%
dark 60%
mysterious 60%
sad 60%
hopeful 40%
lighthearted 40%
tense 40%
adventurous 20%
informative 20%
inspiring 20%
reflective 20%
relaxing 20%


medium 60%
slow 40%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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