New Orleans Legacy Author:Alexandra Ripley A woman's search for her legacy, and her love for the man who stands in her way... As a story teller of unsurpassed skill, Alexandra Pipley takes us into the colorful world of atebellum New Orleans. She makes htis sultry delta city come alive with rich historical detail - from the yellow fever epidemic, to Quadroon Balls and duels, to aristocr... more »atic Creole Society.
New Orleans Legacy is the spellbinding saga of Mary MacAlistair, a determined spirit who, suddenly orphaned on her sixteenth birthday, is given a small wooden box containing a few mementos of a by gone era, the only key to her heritage. From a sheltered convent boarding school in the Allegheny Mountains, Mary sets out on a riverboat that takes her to the spirited, bawdy New Orleans of 1851 in search of her family.
But once there, the path to her roots is a long one. From an innocent encounter in a fancy brothel, to a sprawling Creole plantation from which she is suddenly case out, Mary is forced to make her own way in an elegant couture establishment. Yet ven as Mary bravely overcomes each obstacle, misfortune plagues her every step in the form of the rivet6ing Valmont Saint-Brevin and the headstrong, indomitable Mary MacAlistair. They are caught in a love that is undeniable, yet futile, until Mary discovers the secret of her past and is able to claim her New Orleans Legacy.« less