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The Tailor's Daughter
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Janice Graham began her career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles. Her first novel, Firebird, became a New York Times bestseller and was translated into eighteen languages.

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"A stunning novel about a complicated and beguiling young woman . . . [with] moments of almost unbearable yearning, truth, and beauty." --Luanne Rice "Veda challenges tradition to find an acceptable life that includes love. . . . Fans of the author's previous books and readers of gothic novels will enjoy Graham's delicious details of high society and star-crossed love." --Booklist "The sheer generosity of her invention and her unfailing ability to create believable characters . . . are nothing short of stunning. . . . Graham is always and abundantly a good time." --Kirkus Reviews "A great pleasure . . . a rich dance of a novel with every ingredient of the popular romance: near-death illness, adoring older suitor, wonderful clothes, great romantic love, hope, despair, and disgrace . . . and a happy ending." --Philippa Gregory A stunning novel about a complicated and beguiling young woman . . . [with] moments of almost unbearable yearning, truth, and beauty. Luanne Rice Veda challenges tradition to find an acceptable life that includes love. . . . Fans of the author's previous books and readers of gothic novels will enjoy Graham's delicious details of high society and star-crossed love. "Booklist" The sheer generosity of her invention and her unfailing ability to create believable characters . . . are nothing short of stunning. . . . Graham is always and abundantly a good time. "Kirkus Reviews" A great pleasure . . . a rich dance of a novel with every ingredient of the popular romance: near-death illness, adoring older suitor, wonderful clothes, great romantic love, hope, despair, and disgrace . . . and a happy ending. Philippa Gregory" "A stunning novel about a complicated and beguiling young woman . . . [with] moments of almost unbearable yearning, truth, and beauty." --Luanne Rice "Veda challenges tradition to find an acceptable life that includes love. . . . Fans of the author's previous books and readers of gothic novels will enjoy Graham's delicious details of high society and star-crossed love." --"Booklist" " " "The sheer generosity of her invention and her unfailing ability to create believable characters . . . are nothing short of stunning. . . . Graham is always and abundantly a good time." --"Kirkus Reviews""" "A great pleasure . . . a rich dance of a novel with every ingredient of the popular romance: near-death illness, adoring older suitor, wonderful clothes, great romantic love, hope, despair, and disgrace . . . and a happy ending." --Philippa Gregory " A stunning novel about a complicated and beguiling young woman . . . [with] moments of almost unbearable yearning, truth, and beauty." --Luanne Rice " Veda challenges tradition to find an acceptable life that includes love. . . . Fans of the author' s previous books and readers of gothic novels will enjoy Graham' s delicious details of high society and star-crossed love." --"Booklist" " " " The sheer generosity of her invention and her unfailing ability to create believable characters . . . are nothing short of stunning. . . . Graham is always and abundantly a good time." --"Kirkus Reviews""" " A great pleasure . . . a rich dance of a novel with every ingredient of the popular romance: near-death illness, adoring older suitor, wonderful clothes, great romantic love, hope, despair, and disgrace . . . and a happy ending." --Philippa Gregory ""The Tailor's Daughter" is a Victorian novel in both style and length, and a great pleasure for both of those reasons.... A feisty heroine meets a cold-hearted aristocrat and wins him despite himself, his villainous father and conspiring relations. It is a rich dance of a novel with every ingredient of the popular romance: near-death illness, adoring older suitor, wonderful clothes, great romantic love, hope, despair and disgrace..., a stolen child and a happy ending. It has everything but a Maharajah -- oh, I forgot: there is even a Maharajah."--Philippa Gregory, author of the" New York Times "bestseller "The Virgin's Lover" ""The Tailor's Daughter" is a stunning novel about a complicated and beguiling young woman in desperate straits. Janice Graham leads the reader to dark places, and through the strength and talents of her heroine, reveals moments of almost unbearable yearning, truth, and beauty." --Luanne Rice, "New York"" Times "bestselling author of "Summer of Roses" "Rich in gothic atmosphere and historical detail, "The Tailor's Daughter" is a captivating novel which follows its unconventional heroine along a twisting path of Dickensian deceits, culminating in a suspenseful and surprising conclusion. Veda Grenfell's triumphs over physical handicap, societal prejudices and the vagaries of the human heart to find her own place in the world. This is a book that grows in your heart and stays there for long after you've put it down." --Carol Goodman, author of the National Bestseller "The Lake of Dead Languages" "" "The Tailor's Daughter" is an engaging story about a strong and gifted young deaf woman... it is also a testimony to the value of sign language in theeducation of deaf people everywhere... Like Veda Grenfell, I became deaf at a young age, and like her coming to terms with my deafness was a slow and sometimes challenging process. But I also share with her the exhilarating and empowering experience of learning to communicate in sign language...there are no limits on what a deaf person can achieve. --I. King Jordan, President, Gallaudet University ""The Tailor's Daughter is a Victorian novel in both style and length, and a great pleasure for both of those reasons.... A feisty heroine meets a cold-hearted aristocrat and wins him despite himself, his villainous father and conspiring relations. It is a rich dance of a novel with every ingredient of the popular romance: near-death illness, adoring older suitor, wonderful clothes, great romantic love, hope, despair and disgrace..., a stolen child and a happy ending. It has everything but a Maharajah -- oh, I forgot: there is even a Maharajah."--Philippa Gregory, author of the" New York Times bestseller "The Virgin's Lover ""The Tailor's Daughter is a stunning novel about a complicated and beguiling young woman in desperate straits. Janice Graham leads the reader to dark places, and through the strength and talents of her heroine, reveals moments of almost unbearable yearning, truth, and beauty." --Luanne Rice, "New York" Times bestselling author of "Summer of Roses "Rich in gothic atmosphere and historical detail, "The Tailor's Daughter is a captivating novel which follows its unconventional heroine along a twisting path of Dickensian deceits, culminating in a suspenseful and surprising conclusion. Veda Grenfell's triumphs over physical handicap, societal prejudices and the vagaries of the human heart to find her own place in the world. This is a book that grows in your heart and stays there for long after you've put it down." --Carol Goodman, author of the National Bestseller "The Lake of Dead Languages " "The Tailor's Daughter is an engaging story about a strong and gifted young deaf woman... it is also a testimony to the value of sign language in the educationof deaf people everywhere... Like Veda Grenfell, I became deaf at a young age, and like her coming to terms with my deafness was a slow and sometimes challenging process. But I also share with her the exhilarating and empowering experience of learning to communicate in sign language...there are no limits on what a deaf person can achieve. --I. King Jordan, President, Gallaudet University

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