An easy to read story. I found that I cared about what happened to these characters, which is a great thing!!
I love all of Anne Rivers Siddons' books about the south, especially in the low country. This is another wonderful, engrossing special story.
Wow! This is a fabulous story, full of larger-than-life characters and wonderful settings.
Caroline Venable is the quintessential Southern Belle. Her southern heritage has also afforded her money, prestige, a powerful husband - and a predictable routine of country club luncheons, cocktail parties and dinners hosting her husband's wealthy friends, clients and associates in his successful land-developing conglomerate.
To escape her stifling routine, Caro drinks a little too much. But her true solace is found in Peacock's Island - the Lowcountry island her beloved Grandaddy left her - an oasis of breathtaking beauty that is home to a herd of wild ponies. When Caro learns that her husband must develop the island or lose his business, she is devastated. Peacock's Island and the Lowcountry is Caro's heritage - and what will happen to the ponies whose wild spirit and freedom have captivated her since childhood?
Saving the island could cost Caroline more than she ever imagined. To succeed, she must confront the part of herself numbed by alcohol and careful avoidance - and shatter long-held ideals about her role in society, her marriage, and ultimately, herself.
I have to say that while I did enjoy reading this book, it was not really as captivating as I hoped that it might be for me. I thought that the plot was a little too contrived for my liking. I still enjoyed this book enough to give it an A!
Compelling story telling about a southern heroine.
One of Anne Rivers Siddons great Lowcountry books. Will Caro lose the island and home she always thought of as invincible?
This was a wonderful story and I enjoyed hearing how the story unfolded. It's was a good substitute for TV.
This is my second Siddons book, and this is very different from the last, which was Nora, Nora. I was expecting the same level of sappiness here, and was prepared to just list it unfinished. But this story had a lot more maturity to the characters, and the plot itself. Not a new plot: husband in financial trouble and wife finds out he has been lying to her, discovers that he is about to sell something precious right out from under her, hears these things from another man, a mysterious, handsome man...
But Debra Monk reads this book with such skill that I was drawn in and found myself sitting in parking lots or in my driveway, just to hear where they were all going next. I could feel the air, smell the land and water, see the wild ponies, hear the Gullah talk.
Low Country is an emotional struggle for Caro Venable between loyalty to her husband and his business and preserving the beautiful Low Country island which is part of her heritage.
A southern tale which is Siddons trademark.
A woman saves an island that is part of her heritage.A good read.
Nice little tale of the South Carolina low country.
I love all of Anne Siddons books!
I enjoyed this book very much.
Another terrific book by a great author.
CAROLINE HAS EVERYTHING ;MONEY PRESTIGE HUSBAND .BUT HER TRUE SOLACE IS THE LOW COUNTRY HER GRANDADDY LEFT HER. SAVING THE ISLAND COULD CAST COROLINE EVERYTHING