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eBook Lily Nevada download

by Cecelia Holland

eBook Lily Nevada download ISBN: 0312866704
Author: Cecelia Holland
Publisher: Forge Books; 1st edition (November 5, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1305 kb
Fb2: 1969 kb
Rating: 4.1
Other formats: lit lrf azw txt
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In Railroad Schemes, Holland introduced us to one of the most compelling characters she has ever created: Lily Viner.

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Now, in Lily Nevada, Cecelia Holland In Railroad Schemes, Holland introduced us to one of the most compelling characters she has ever created: Lily Viner, a young girl raised in the harsh mining camps of Virginia City, rescued by the legendary "King" Callahan, a wild Irish outlaw, only to lose him in a battle with the railroad barons who controlled the Western frontier.

Its 1877, and Lily has made her way alone for many years. Her love of books has earned her a place in one of the many frontier theater companies that the railroad has made possible. Now her company has been engaged to play at the finest new theater in San Francisco, for an indefinite run of Hamlet. But Lily cannot leave her past behind.

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Cecelia Holland, American Writer. Avocations: tennis, birding. Holland was born December 31, 1943, in Henderson, Nevada. F C. Recipient Irving Stone prize, 1979, medal Connecticut College, 1980; Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1981. She grew up in Metuchen, New Jersey, where she started writing at age 12, recording the stories she made up for her own entertainment.

Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed Nomine Tuo da gloriam. Not to us, O Lord, but to Your Name give glory.

In Two Ravens, a novel heavily influenced by the Norse sagas, Bjarni Hoskuldsson, an Icelander of the old faith, flees his violent father and his far-too-attractive stepmother to travel around Britain for a while, but ultimately must return home to meet and deal with his fate. Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed Nomine Tuo da gloriam. This motto highlights the vows of chastity and humility taken by the Knights Templar.

Cecelia Holland is a very well respected American author

Cecelia Holland is a very well respected American author. Most of her novels have been set within an Historical context, although she has written one modern novel, two childrens novels and one very special science fiction novel - Floating Worlds which is part of Gollancz SF Masterworks collection.

Books by cecelia holland. The Witches’ Kitchen. The Angel and the Sword. A hammer for princes). A Novel of the Anarchy. Library of Congress catalog number 78-154913. In 1120, the only legitimate son of King Henry I of England drowned in the wreck of the White Ship.

In Railroad Schemes, Holland introduced us to one of the most compelling characters she has ever created: Lily Viner, a young girl raised in the harsh mining camps of Virginia City, rescued by the legendary "King" Callahan, a wild Irish outlaw, only to lose him in a battle with the railroad barons who controlled the Western frontier.Now, in Lily Nevada, Cecelia Holland continues the dramatic tale of this beautiful, strong-willed woman who flees her dark and violent past to make a new life and name for herself in San Francisco at the dawn of the Gilded Age. It is a time of great opportunity, and even greater peril; when fortunes are built, and lost, overnight; when ruthless tycoons amass great wealth, and growing labor unrest threatens to topple these newly minted empires.Lily has become an actress and soon her great beauty and even greater skill hurtle her into the limelight. But tormented by her shattered past, Lily begins to live a strange double life. By day, she performs in velvet and lace before the fabulously wealthy rulers of San Francisco's new aristocracy. But by night, dressed in men's clothing, she roams the darkest corners of the city, searching for the mother who abandoned her. As embittered workers at last challenge the might of the railroad magnates, the city explodes in violence and turmoil. Alone in a world engulfed in flames, Lily comes face to face with a long-forgotten adversary who could destroy the new life she has won for herself.
Comments: (5)
MisterQweene
Cecelia Holland has written a great sequel to her book RAILROAD SCHEMES!! This books has very lovalbe characters, a great story line and is full of real San Francisco history!!
HelloBoB:D
It's been five years since the close of Railroad Schemes and Lily Viner, now known as Lily Nevada is a member of a theatre group en route from Virginia City to San Francisco. On the way she briefly meets up again with the despicable (in her eyes) Railroad detective Brand. In San Francisco the acting troop reaches the heights of success in their version of Hamlet as the flames of anger from the depressed railroad working class swirl around them, and Lily also searches for true love and her long lost mother.

Sound interesting? Actually it's not, at least for this reader. Without the endearing innocence of Lily in the first novel, along with the absence of her beloved books, Lily was rather bland and I didn't find much in the rest of the story or characters to interest me much either, especially the railroad strikers and the riots. It all just fell flat and thankfully was over quickly at just over 200 pages. Three stars, not great but not really bad either. For those who want a thumping good read about 19C San Francisco I highly recommend Gwen Bristow's Calico Palace. Out of print but well worth taking the time to search out.
Shan
This was a very good novel continueing the story of Lily Viner, the heroine we met in Railroad Schemes. In this sequel Lily is now 20 years old and has joined up with a theatre. Lily has been searching the news papers for any sign that her mother, who left her and her father when Lily was only a toddler. The only thing that Lily nows about her mother is her name, but she won't give up.
The Railroad Dective, Brand, is now on the trail of a man, who was formerly a part of the theatre. The man, whose name he finds out from Eva Green (Lily's friend and roommate), has supposedly sent a threatenig letter to the governer of California. When Brand finds them (the theatre) he finds out that Lily is traveling with them. This sets Brand on a whole new quest to steal Lily's heart, while still searching for the man that is plotting against the governor.
Narim
After reading RAILROAD SCHEMES I was enthalled with Cecelia Holland's heroine, Lily Viner, and couldn't wait to see how her life would unfold in LILY NEVADA. Though not entirely disappointed in the sequel, I didn't find it as satisfying or captivating as the RAILROAD SCHEMES. The winsome young daredevil we met in RS seemed to have become a angry, cold, distant woman in LN. The historical narratives are interesting but I feel that character development & interaction were sacrificed to make room for the history. I hope that Ms. Holland takes us into Lily's world at least one more time and possibly resolves Lily's obvious ties to Brand and her link to her new-found mother.
Uaoteowi
Ms. Holland has provided a wonderful combination of superb storytelling, colorful characters and real history that jumps off the pages. This is a fascinating picture of San Francisco in the days of its brawling streets and railroad barons. The book seethes with energy. A fine sequel to Railroad Schemes which reaffirms Cecelia Holland's status as a master of the historical novel.