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By Stephanie Thornton

Where Theodora went, hassle followed...

In sixth-century Constantinople, one lady, Theodora, defied each conference and the entire odds and rose from universal theater tart to empress of an excellent nation, the main robust lady the Roman Empire might ever recognize. the girl whose photograph was once later immortalized in glittering mosaic was once a scrappy, shrewdpermanent, conniving, flesh-and-blood girl choked with sensuality and spirit whose genuine tale is as astounding as any ever told...

After her father dies without warning, Theodora and her sisters face hunger and a lifestyles at the streets. decided to outlive, Theodora makes a residing any method she can—first on her again with each guy who could have her, then at the degree in a scandalous dramatization of her personal invention. whilst her bold functionality can provide her a backdoor access into the halls of energy, she seizes the opportunity to win a prosperous protector—only to stand heartbreak and betrayal.

Ever resilient, Theodora rises above such trials and, through a coincidence, meets her such a lot passionate admirer but: the emperor's nephew. She flourishes as his confidant and courtesan, yet many demanding situations lie forward. For someday this guy will hand her a crown. And all of the empire will wonder—is she daring sufficient, sensible sufficient, and powerful adequate to maintain it?

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It is sad that people cannot earn a living. It's so different from America. Of course, not everyone is rich. But it is easier to earn a living. " "Ja, our brother lives there," Carl explained confidently. "I owned many acres in Texas at one time. I had large cotton farms. My uncle and I were in business together. " Carl listened carefully to the man's words. He knew that this new land was full of opportunity. Page 31 They ate lunch later in the day in a large dining room. Carl stared at the table full of good food.

Christina exclaimed. " After eating the rich, cheesy custard, Carl and Christina Page 35 complemented Mrs. Fosberg's cooking. Pleased, she showed them the room they'd share that night. ''I'll drive you to the train in the morning," Pastor Fosberg said. "The train leaves early. " The next morning Carl and Christina told the Fosbergs goodbye. Carl was grateful for the pleasant visit. Mr. Anderson was right; the Swedish people help each other in the new land. He waved as the train left for Central Texas.

Summary: In 1880 fifteen-year-old Carl Olsson leaves Sweden to work on his brother's farm in Texas.  Title. M9275Go 1994 [Fic]-dc20 93-38928 CIP AC Page iii For these Swedish Americans dear to my heart: Leslie, David, Mark, Paul, Christopher, and Matthew Page iv This book is fiction but was inspired by the life of Claus Munson, who came to Texas as a fifteen-year-old in 1880 and might have had the same experiences as Carl. Page v Contents 1. Southern Sweden, 1880 1 2. Walpurgis Night, a Swedish Celebration 9 3.

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