Bessie's Fortune


Read by Celine Major

(4.6 stars; 40 reviews)

The coverup of a murder leads to the search for the dead man's heiress decades later in this delightful 3 part novel by Mary Jane Holmes. Her characters are as always very interesting and realistic. Poor little Bessie is raised in poverty because her mother spends most of her time at the gaming tables of Monte Carlo or Baden Baden while her so called aristocratic father looks down on all menial work. Her wealthy relatives will do nothing to help. Add the love of three men for one girl to the mix and the result is an absorbing historical romance. - Summary by Celine Major (15 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Part 1 - Chapters 1-2 34:16 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 - Chapter 3 22:12 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 - Chapters 4-5 28:59 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 - Chapters 6-7 30:25 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 - Chapters 8-9 25:05 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 - Chapters 10-12 37:03 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 - Chapters 13-14 36:22 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 - Chapters 15-16 36:28 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapters 1-2 23:32 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapters 3-4 27:18 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapter 5 32:27 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapter 6 24:21 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapters 7-8 35:57 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapter 9 28:05 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapter 10 21:00 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapters 11-12 30:16 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapters 13-15 30:36 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapters 16-17 31:28 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapter 18 22:45 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapters 19-20 24:31 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 - Chapter 21 37:34 Read by Celine Major
Part 3 - Chapters 1-2 27:33 Read by Celine Major
Part 3 - Chapters 3-4 32:42 Read by Celine Major
Part 3 - Chapters 5-7 34:47 Read by Celine Major
Part 3 - Chapters 8-10 35:26 Read by Celine Major
Part 3 - Chapter 11 27:12 Read by Celine Major
Part 3 - Chapters 12-13 24:52 Read by Celine Major
Part 3 - Chapters 14-15 27:43 Read by Celine Major
Part 3 - Chapter 16 20:47 Read by Celine Major
Part 3 - Chapters 17-19 36:23 Read by Celine Major
Part 3 - Chapter 20 27:52 Read by Celine Major

Reviews

Great story


(4 stars)

Great story, with a wide variety of characters. Interesting how they end up intermingling with each other, and how they deal with various misfortunes. Romance, jealousy, family secrets, tragedy, ocean voyages, fortunes won and loss, class distinctions, and more. Once again, I love how this author doesn’t stop at the wedding bells, but carries us several years on into several of the characters’ lives.

Satisfying!


(4.5 stars)

The plot is a bit complicated, but it resolves nicely. Plenty here about the futility of false pride. At first the narrator sounds mechanical, but I encourage listeners to stick with her: by the end of the book, she's practically professional!

good read


(5 stars)

Well intertwined plot with various characters involved in carting it along. A bit of sorrow a bit of romance (some crushed, some tainted) the gives interesting twists . Well worth reading

a long winding, satisfying tale


(5 stars)

You will enjoy the journey each of the characters take to bring them to the satisfying end of this book.

kam. An enjoyable read with a number of sad moments.


(4.5 stars)

Very good+ l love the reader


(5 stars)

Clare Brennan