Love's Destiny Foretold


3.00 · 1 ratings · Published: Jun 13th, 2012 {{ book.ratingTitle }}
“The Ace of Clubs, if on your right, presages a happy marriage; if on your left – disloyalty and separation.”

A sweeping historical love story that brings together an exiled Russian countess, an opera singer, and a world-traveling playboy in the slums and mansions of 1890s New York City as they seek love, fortune and safety, LOVE’S DESTINY FORETOLD is a combination of delicious action and witty surprises, a delightful confection of a book for fans of larger-than-life storytelling (think MOULIN ROUGE), epic romance, and some sly observations of “revolutionaries.”


Mary Fisherov is an internationally published writer of literary fiction whose novels have been translated into German, Spanish, and French. She has been awarded several literary prizes in her native Russia. LOVE’S DESTINY FORETOLD is her first work in English. She is on the Classics faculty at a California university.

From an interview with the author: “In Russia I am asked sometimes if I would ever write a novel about the U.S. Instead of writing about the U.S., I decided to write an American novel. Not in the sense of the Great American Novel, of course. But American in the sense of musicals and potboilers, written in the way that seems American to us, Russians: plot twists, cliffhangers, a dynamic sequence of events, a happy end.”

Read the full interview with Mary Fisherov at the Istoria Books blog:

"Mary Fisherov's storytelling is brilliant--she adheres to Chekhov's guidance that any gun placed on the mantel in Act I should be fired by the end of the play. Fisherov places a number of guns on the mantel in this excellently spun tale and fires them all with perfect aim by story's end." -- Libby Sternberg, Edgar-nominated author

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