A City Tossed and Broken
A City Tossed and Broken by Judy Blundell
When Minnie Bonner's father disappears after losing the family's Philadelphia tavern in a card game, Minnie is forced to work as a lady's maid for the Lily Sump, the daughter of the cruel new owners.
The Sumps have grand plans, however, grander than the city of Philadelphia can offer. They have decided to move to San Francisco-- the greatest city in the West-- and take Minnie with them. But when a powerful earthquake strikes, devastating San Francisco, followed by raging fires that destroy huge swaths of the city, Minnie is presented with an opportunity to assume a different identity, become someone else-- someone with a lot of money. With chaos all around her, Minnie finds herself torn between telling the truth and indulging in a life she never thought she'd have. Yes, as mysteries from her past begin to unravel, it becomes clear that the earthquake isn't the only disaster at hand.
Book is in like new condition with little to no wear visible on cover, binding edges or pages.