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Low Country

Low Country

  • Title: Low Country
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  • ISBN : 9780061093326
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 480 pages


Caroline Venable has everything her Southern heritage promised money, prestige, a rich husband and a predictable routine of country club luncheons and cocktail parties Caroline is the chatelaine of a magnificent home, hostess to her husband s wealthy friends and prospective clients, and the official one woman welcome wagon for young, eager talent that her husband, Cla Caroline Venable has everything her Southern heritage promised money, prestige, a rich husband and a predictable routine of country club luncheons and cocktail parties Caroline is the chatelaine of a magnificent home, hostess to her husband s wealthy friends and prospective clients, and the official one woman welcome wagon for young, eager talent that her husband, Clay, imports to their corner of South Carolina to work for the family company a vastly successful land developing conglomerate If Caro drinks a little too much for Clay s liking, he knows the reason why, and he takes comfort in the fact that she can escape to the island in the Lowcountry that her beloved Granddaddy left her Wild and seemingly timeless, the island is a place of incomparable, breathtaking beauty and it is the one place where Caroline can lose herself and simply forget.Roaming the island is a band of wild ponies, whose freedom and spirit have captivated Caro since she was a child When she learns that her husband must either develop the island or lose the company that he spent his whole life building, she is devastated The Lowcountry is Caroline s heritage the one constant she believed would never change A resort would not only tame and therefore destroy the island she loves but what will happen to the wild ponies Spurred to action and inspired with new purpose, Caroline must confront the part of herself that she has numbed with alcohol and careful avoidance, and she must reconsider her priorities what is important that she would die for it In fighting to save the island her island Caroline draws on an inner strength that forces her to reconsider her role in society, her marriage, and, ultimately, herself Low Country is a story of personal renewal and transformation one woman s proper Old South upbringing and expectations colliding with the new South s runaway prosperity It is magnificently told, and it is Anne Rivers Siddons at her absolute best


Author Anne Rivers Siddons

Born Sybil Anne Rivers in Atlanta, Georgia, she was raised in Fairburn, Georgia, and attended Auburn University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority While at Auburn she wrote a column for the student newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman, that favored integration The university administration attempted to suppress the column, and ultimately fired her, and the column garnered natio




Low Country Reviews (31)

  • I love all of Anne River Siddons books She has a way of drawing you right into the page you are reading I see myself sitting on the porch looking out at the marshes, hearing all the sounds of the Lowcountry [..]

  • A so so read I found it a bit dragging in places Most characters were predictable There was nothing much memorable Usually I love southern living but these characters were quite boring, selfish and self absorbed. [..]

  • Ugh Dreadful book The protagonist is boring, pretentious, spoiled, self absorbed made myself finish it just for completion s sake [..]

  • Dear lord, this book is a hot mess I hadn t read it since I was a teenager Most importantly, it is racism thinly veiled as cultural appreciation multiculturalism Secondly, it is so overwrought that I laughed and gagged alternately We ate of blue crabs, their juices dribbling down our chins, and dran [..]

  • Reading this while on Kiawah Island which is off the coast of SC made the descriptions so right on about this island resort area and nearby Charleston The main character, Caro, describes living in these surroundings in such a way that I felt like she could have been someone here Unfortunately the wa [..]

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