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RomanceLarge Print EditionAs usual, Price works in only the most primary of emotional colors; although the picture she paints isnt subtle, its sure to be treasured by her millions of fans. Publishers WeeklyFormulaic period romance, yes, but Prices saving grace, once again, is her thorough historical research and her insistence on blending a strong dose of real grit with the obligatory melodrama. Kirkus Reviews* A New York Times BestsellerSpirited Abigail Banes Allyn dreams that her newly married life in coastal Georgia will be idyllic. But her dreams are quickly shattered when a fatal accident claims her husband, leaving her sole proprietor of their rice plantation as well as the slaves that work it. Forced to forge a life for herself, Abigail becomes a feminist and abolitionist long before slaves can be legally freed and ultimately finds love again. This riveting novel brings a human face to a nation braced for southern secession and a war that threatened to tear people apart.
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"Sure to be treasured by her millions of fans."
Eugenia Price "provides shadings of complexity on a subject that tends to be portrayed in strictly black and white terms: the reactions of Southerners, both transplanted and born-and-bred, to an institution that literally divided the country."
Eugenia Price's beloved novels of the antebellum South showcase her gift for touching the past, as if with a wand, to make it live again. And the men and women in these books, many of whom really lived along the Georgia-Florida shores, capture our hearts with their struggle, their courage, and their spirit.
Bostonian Abby Banes thought marrying much older Eli Allyn would be a romantic dream: he would make her the pampered mistress of a plantation on Georgia's glorious seacoast. She wasn't prepared for the realities of slavery or her aching loneliness. And when she finally reached out in friendship to her housekeeper Rosa Moon, she found a lifeline during the tragedy that made her a widow. Now, in a land being pulled apart by turmoil and change, Abby defies Southern tradition to run the plantation alone and to embrace a people's call for freedom. And she never expects the intense emotion that draws her to another man...or to be struck by a passion, fierce as lightning, that knows no bounds.
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Book Description Thorndike Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110786210648
Book Description Thorndike Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Lrg. Seller Inventory # DADAX0786210648