Clancy and Sarah strive to overcome the obstacles that life throws at them, as they endeavour to live a life together in the wilds of old Virginia. Unable to marry they have to rise above the prejudice of living in sin. Not only do they find themselves ostracised by society, there's the ancient curse of the dogwood tree that's spread all over their land to contend with.
This is a superb book. It's well balanced and paced, and one I heartily recommend.
A multi-generational love story
Curse of the Dogwood is a multi-generational love story of sorts. It starts with Sarah and Clancy then travels on to their son Thomas' life and his love Marianne. It's a peculiar blending of sadness and happiness. Set in the 1800's in the Smokey Mountains, it's a window into the everyday lives of small town folk of the era and their prejudices and prides. It's an excellent read.
From the Author
So did thedogwood's curse strike on Clancy's land?
A youngcouple battle against prejudice and vigilantes to survive in the mountains ofVirginia in the 1880's. Disowned bytheir families they struggle to survive on a remote hillside alone and afraid.
Sarah andClancy pay the ultimate price for their love when their child, Thomas, is bornout of wedlock. In an effort to bring the families together, Clancy tries tofind a preacher that will marry them, but the scandal is so great that they areturned away from the church and ultimately by the ones they love.
Clancy waswarned about the dogwood tree and that his land might be cursed, but he isblinded by love and ignores the warnings, until it is too late.