Sweetwater Creek Author:Anne River Siddons A young motherless girl of 12 tries to find her own identity. Rather than be consumed by sadness, she has built a life around the faded plantation where her remote father and hunting obsessed brothers raise the legendary Lowcounty Boykin hunting spaniels. — Her life changes for the better when Lulu Foxworthy, a Charleston debutante, comes to spe... more »nd the summer at her home.« less
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You'll want to linger longer, August 11, 2005
Rated 5 stars by this reader.
By Carolyn Rampone "Carolyn D'Amico Rampone"
I read "Sweetwater Creek" in one day. I couldn't put it down. Not because it was riveting in a "must know" sort of way, rather I didn't want to leave Sweetwater , South Carolina, or little Emily. They became my home. Emily had been left too many times for such a young girl, I needed to stay and make sure she would be okay. Ann Rivers Siddon's writing was so descriptive, so engaging, I became lost in this beautiful place. I angered at Walter who had everything of value before him and wanted only what was beyond his grasp. I loved Emily for desiring and appreciating all that was in front of her and for having the sense to know what was really important. Emily saw all the beauty in her world while her father was constantly in search of something outside of his. That young child had a maturity beyond her years and I had to remind myself she was just a child. In the end, this was a "coming of age" story. A story of love and all too often, loss. There is beauty between these pages and I think it's destined to be a true classic. Highly recommended!