The Tempest Author:Arthur Moore The Tolivers were a fighting race, especially when the prize was Burnham Hill, the large plantation sprawled on the banks of the James River. The land was everything - always - and it drew brothers Clinton and Matthew on a collision course as surely as the moon and sun attract the tidal waters. — Clint, the perverse, willful master of the privat... more »eer, Celia, fought the British on the high seas but never doubted that he would someday return to claim the land - his birthright - and the splendid Elvira Smith who was his for the asking.
Young Matthew chafed under the yoke of being second-born, knowing that Burnham Hill had to fall to his brother. He also knew that everything Clint touched turned to gold - and then to decay. Indeed, only the uncertain future would determine whether Clint's maliciousness would blunt Matthew's unbending will to save the magnificent plantation Burnham Hill.« less