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This book is not literature. It is a soap opera dressed up in post Civil War costumes. If you want good literature, read "A Million Nightingales" (Straight ), read "Widow of the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gypsy Sally
The story takes place 15 years after the Civil War in antebellum Virginia. Francesca "Chess" Standish lives on a much reduced plantation. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sharon
Loved the book, this was a true love story that came out of the woods at the end.
A must read
This book only rates 2 out of 5 stars, and I almost hate to say that. Being a huge fan of Ms. Ripley's novel Scarlett, the sequel to Gone with the Wind, I was expecting more out of... Read morePublished on April 8, 2009 by Tara Walker Gross
In 1875, eighteen-year old Nate was "experienced" with the opposite sex but, as head of the family, he was not ready or willing to be tied to any one, as he was to the land. Read morePublished on July 11, 2006 by Betty Burks
Although this book is technically a romance novel, the history of the tobbacco business was fantastic. The romance end of it was interesting as well. Well donePublished on May 25, 2006 by porchia
A lot better than Charleston and definitely not as good as Scarlett (books by same author).
I picked this up at the library and read it in 3 days. Read more