Season of Love Author:Catherine Lee Clay Laurel knew that this summer of 1913 was not going to be like other summers. It was not just that her parents had gone off to Europe and the household was left in charge of stern Mrs. Prickett. There was something in the way she felt, a restlessness she didn't understand but couldn't escape. — The summer's excitement began when Devoe and his br... more »ide Sylvia arrived to spend their honeymoon on the plantation. Laurel was curious about them, about their feelings for each other, And then Rome came: Rome the artist, Rome the world traveler, Rome the New Yorker. To a girl who thought Lynchburg was big, Rome belonged to a world she could not fathom. There were other things about Rome she couldn't fathom: his interest in Sylvia, who was after all married; his interest in Jenny, Uncle Walter's girl; his interest in her, Laurel.
It was a summer of love and learning. A summer to remember, and to forget when the pains of growing became too insistent.« less