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Crescent City
Crescent City
Author: Belva Plain
She was the exquisite daughter of a wealthy  Jewish merchant. From a charmed girlhood in opulent New  Orleans, she would be swept into the cataclysm of  the Civil War. Forced to choose between her duties  as a Southern wife and mother and her love for a  forbidden man, a forbidden cause, Miriam R...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385293549
ISBN-10: 0385293542
Publication Date: 8/1984
Pages: 429
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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tennisbunny4541 avatar reviewed Crescent City on + 4 more book reviews
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Belva PLain writes with such depth that you feel the pain of all of her characters. This book is about the jewish coming to america and how they are frowned upon, and still triumph over adversity and make a life here, all while dealing with the war going on and trying to pass the law for freedom of slavery. Excellent book if you enjoy history and a bittersweet love story.
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Married, Miriam Raphael struggles to reconcile her duties as a Southern wife with forbidden passion, ambition, and personal convictions and principles. Centered amid the turmoil of Civil War New Orleans
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Plain is a great storyteller and gives lots of detail about her characters and the location of the story. Her books are compelling.
harmony85 avatar reviewed Crescent City on + 982 more book reviews
Very good story.
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She was the stunning daughter of a wealthy Jewish merchant. From an idyllic childhood in opulent New Orleans, Miriam Raphael would be swept up into the turmoil of the Civil War. Forced to choose between her duties as a Southern wife and mother and her love for a forbidden man and a forbidden cause, Miriam is at the center of a whirlwind of divided loyalties and divided hearts.

I really enjoyed this book. This was the first time that I have read this book, even though I love Belva Plain as an author. This is actually the first book that I've read that takes place during the American Civil War and give it a strong A+!