Thursday, November 1, 2012
The story takes place in Eufula, Alabama, a small town where the steamboats come through to deliver people and merchandise to the town. It is a time when parents and society determines who you can and cannot marry.
Lily would be considered a "southern belle". She finds herself instantly attracted to a steamboat captain, Harrison Wingate, but her parents have determined she will marry some else, someone she does not love. So the conflict begins. I felt I learned alot about the deep South, but didn't learn as much about the characters in this story. There were times when I was very captivated by the story and other times I was just reading to get to the next "good part". There are 5 stories in this series and I would probably read the others if and when they come across my path. I would certainly like to see what happens to Emma, a good friend of Lily in this story.
Posted by Judy Glidden