I just finished a "new" (found it on my bookcase, but can't remember ever reading it) book, and I loved it so much I had to blog about it a bit. It was just a big, juicy book! The scenery (pictured in my head) was amazing at the little Maine retreat that stars throughout the book, along with the family that lives there in the summer. It follows them through generations, I think that is part of what appealed to me also, the history of it. I've always had a need to know more about my ancestors and really no way of finding out, so I love stories like this. Oh, yeah, I'm sorry, I got so excited, I forgot to tell you what the name of it is! It's called Colony and you can find it on amazon for a penny (used). I've ordered many books from amazon for a penny, you just have to make sure you check the sellers rating.
Here's what it says at amazon about the book, they do a better job at it!
Hope you enjoy it if you try it out-have a great Sunday, I'm off to bed now with another new (to me) book:)
An unforgettable story of love, acceptance, and tradition.
When Maude Chambliss first arrives at Retreat, the seasonal home of her husband's aristocratic family, she is a nineteen-year-old bride fresh from South Carolina's Low Country. Among the patrician men and women who reside in the summer colony on the coast of Maine, her gypsy-like beauty and impulsive behavior immediately brand her an outsider. She, as well as everyone else, is certain she will never fit in. And of course, she doesn't...at first.
But over the many summers she spends there, Maude comes to cherish life in the colony, as she does the people who share it with her. There is her husband Peter, consumed with a darkness of spirit; her adored but dangerously fragile children; her domineering mother-in-law, who teaches her that it is the women who posses the strength to keep the colony intact; and Maine native Micah Willis, who is ultimately Maude's truest friend.
This brilliant novel, rich with emotion, is filled with appealing, intense, and indomitable characters. Anne Rivers Siddons paints a portrait of a woman determined to preserve the spirit of past generations--and the future of aplaice where she became who she is...a place called Colony.
"An outstanding multigenerational novel...We are hooked from the moment we meet Maude."
The New York Times