Shadows of Amanda Author:Helen S. Nuelle Kate Banion was already considered an old maid at twenty, in the South of 1859. Lovely Kate had plenty of suitors but she was no flirt, as her coquettish sister Amanda had been. But now the beautiful Amanda was dead and Kate's parents had taken action__they sent their rebellious daughter to visit her relatives at Amber House, sure she would catc... more »h a husband in this romantic setting.
As Kate journeyed up the Mississippi,its dark secretive waters brought back childhood fears__and the more recent tragedy of Amanda's death in these very waters, as she traveled home from Amber House. But was Amanda really dead?Kate soon found out that the old plantation held many shadows, and the truth about her sister's disappearance was hidden within them. Was that why her handsome cousin Dirk Amberton was tenderly passionate at one moment, mockingly cruel the next? Was he jealous of Kate's interest in charming Winston St.John__or determined to insult her until she left Amber House?
But Kate could neither abandon hope of finding Amanda nor resist the lure of Dirk's too easy charm. She chose to stay__and found that her gentle upbringing had been no preparation for the fury of love and hate that soon surrounded her.« less