And then comes Lulu Foxworth, troubled daughter of a truly grand plantation, who has run away from her hectic Charleston debutante season. Where Emily's father sees Lulu as an entree to society, Emily is threatened and mystified. Lulu has a powerful enchantment of her own, and this, along with the dark, crippling secret she brings with her, will inevitably blow Emily's world apart and let the real one in, but at a terrible price.
"A page-turner. The setting and the isolated life will remind readers of Sue Monk Kidd's The Mermaid Chair." ( USA Today)
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By R. Wilson on 07-12-06
Good and disturbing
The story caught me quite thoroughly. The narrator is exceptionally good, especially in her ability to create voices that are readily distinguishable for all of the characters. The story itself carries a foreboding or threatening undertone that made listening a little uncomfortable even though I didn't want to stop. Eventually the threatened badness bears fruit. It's kind of like a classic tragedy complete with a tragic hero but also with a mostly happy ending.
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By MARCIA on 10-11-09
Another beautifully written book
Anne Rivers Siddons writes beautifully and she is an intelligent writer. This coming-of-age story put me on an old southern plantation and I cared about the main character, the disturbed debutante who comes to stay and the beautiful dog Elvis. Siddons writes for women who understand and identify with the characters. If you've enjoyed other Siddons books, I think you'll enjoy this, in spite of its dark undertone.
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