Over the years, Wolfner’s Reader Advisors have noticed quite an interest in books about plantation life. So for all of you who love Scarlett O’Hara, here is a comprehensive list, reviewed by Reader Advisor Brandon Kempf, of novels set on plantations. And to expand your horizons, it includes more than the usual eighteenth century plantations of the American South. There are stories of various tropical sugar plantations, a timber plantation in Guyana, a tea plantation in Sri Lanka, an Amazon rubber plantation, and even some modern plantations!
Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner.
The rise and fall of a nineteenth century Southern family is reconstructed by several narrators with differing views. A Southern gentleman founds a plantation and attempts to found a dynasty, but fails because he cannot see that human values are superior to social mores. RC 27313, BR 7218.
Alex Haley’s Queen: The Story of an American Family by Alex Haley.
Completed by David Stevens, this is the final work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Roots (RC 9409/BR 3234). Alex Haley tells the story of his father’s family, beginning with James Jackson, his white great-great-grandfather, who came from Ireland. When James’s son falls in love with a slave named Easter, their daughter Queen, the grandmother of the author, results. Roots Saga, Book 2. RC 37877, BR 9463.
Angel of the Outback by Patricia Hickman.
In 1793, Rachel Langley finishes her seven year transportation sentence in Australia and begins to make a life for herself while searching for the killer of her best friend, Betsy. When Rachel finds work with the Prentices on their struggling plantation, her desire to find Betsy's assassin almost destroys them. RC 43827.
Appomattox Saga Series by Gilbert Morris.
From the first rumblings of unrest and secession in the South, this dramatic saga follows the Rocklin family as they face the struggles of the Civil War and fight to keep their family haven, Gracefield Plantation.
Arrow to the Heart by Jennifer Blake.
Wealthy Giles Castlereagh knows he is dying and wants to be sure he has an heir to inherit Arcadia, his Louisiana plantation. However, his wife Katrine is still a virgin. Giles arranges a tournament to pick a suitable mate for Katrine. But when Rowan de Blanc wins the honor, neither he nor Katrine are willing to obey Giles's orders, until they are locked in the tower together naked. Some strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. RC 43926.
At Long Last by Shirlee Busbee.
Mississippi, 1797. When Arabella Montgomery’s younger half-brother gambles away the family plantation, she seeks out the new owner--her former lover Tony Daggett. In order to provide for the family, Arabella agrees to become his mistress. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. RC 52242.
Australian Destiny Series by Sandy Dengler.
Conditions in Ireland were bleak in the early 1900s, so when an offer of indenture gave Samantha Connolly and her two sisters a chance for a new life, they signed up, going to Australia to work on a sugar plantation.
Blue Camellia by Frances P. Keyes.
Set in southwestern Louisiana in the late 1880s, this novel of frontier and pioneer life tells the story of a man dedicated to his rice plantation, of the woman who sacrificed herself for him, and of their daughter, loved by two men, who struggles to find happiness. RC 15348.
Cambridge by Caryl Phillips.
Thirty-year-old Emily Cartwright, an English spinster, is sent by her father to visit his sugar plantation in the West Indies and eventually becomes involved with the estate manager. Emily dutifully records her white-racist mindset in a proper nineteenth-century journal, which forms a portion of this novel. Meanwhile, Cambridge, an older black man, tells his life story and presents a contrasting view of colonialism and slavery. RC 34999.
Cane River by Lalita Tademy.
Tademy’s fictionalized account of her maternal ancestors, from 1834 to the 1950s, begins with her enslaved great-great-great-great-grandmother Elisabeth and continues with three generations of successively lighter descendents. She describes these women’s struggle for freedom and justice on a Creole plantation in Cane River, Louisiana. Some violence. RC 52281.
Come Love a Stranger by Kathleen Woodiwiss.
In Mississippi in 1823, Ashton Windgate is stunned when he removes the hood of a thrown horseback rider and discovers the face of an unconscious young woman, strangely resembling his late wife. Only a year ago he saw his wife fall overboard as pirates attacked his steamer. Who, then, is this beautiful stranger who brings back memories of his bride? Some explicit descriptions of sex. RC 21244, BR 6081.
The Darker Face of the Earth by Rita Dove.
Set in the South before the Civil War, this classical tragedy is based on the Oedipus legend. A white woman gives birth to a black baby and agrees to give him up if his life is spared. Twenty years later, the woman, now plantation mistress, acquires a slave named Augustus. Rebellious but susceptible to his owner's charms, Augustus becomes embroiled in an uprising just as he learns the truth about his heritage. RC 39360.
Day Dreamer by Jill Marie Landis.
New Orleans, 1816. After Celine Winters kills a wealthy man in self defense, she trades places with a desperate girl who wants to avoid an arranged marriage. Celine thus weds handsome but troubled Cord Moreau, who is returning to his Caribbean island plantation. Explicit descriptions of sex. RC 52626.
Drum by Kyle Onstott.
Author of Mandingo (RC 49298) portrays the hardships of three generations of African slaves. The saga begins when Tamboura is given to traders by his brother and taken to Cuba. His son and grandson are raised in New Orleans. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. RC 56779.
Family by J. California Cooper.
Clora, born into slavery, hovers over four generations of her family in life and death. She begins with her own desperate life on the plantation before the Civil War, a life that comes to an abrupt end. Her story continues from beyond the grave as she shares her wisdom with her daughter and watches over the children and grandchildren who are never very far from her voice and her resolute spirit. RC 32922.
The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat.
Amabelle Desir and Sebastien Onius are young Haitians in love living in the Dominican Republic in 1937. Sebastien works cutting sugar cane--"farming the bones"--while the orphaned Amabelle is a housemaid. When Generalissmo Rafael Trujillo orders the Dominican army to slaughter all of the Haitian guest workers, up to twenty thousand perish. Amabelle flees across the border and prays for Sebastien’s safe passage. Violence. RC 47501.
The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice.
New Orleans, 1840s. Marcel and his sister, Marie--non-slave children of a plantation owner and his beautiful mistress--are of European and African heritage. Although their father supports and educates them, the siblings’ mixed blood separates them from his world. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. RC 53112.
The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss.
London, 1799. Captain Brandon Birmingham is forced to marry beautiful orphan Heather Simmons. He takes her home to Charleston, South Carolina. There Heather adjusts to life in the colonies until her past catches up with her. Followed by The Elusive Flame (RC 47316). Birmingham Family series, book 1. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. RC 53906.
Fordlandia by Eduardo Sguiglia.
In the late 1920s, Henry Ford established an Amazon jungle plantation called Fordlandia, intending to grow enough rubber to meet auto industry needs. Horacio, from Buenos Aires, accepts the job of recruiting local workers, but he will encounter many obstacles on this doomed project. Some strong language. RC 52207.
The Foxes of Harrow by Frank Yerby.
Irish gambler Stephen Fox builds his plantation, Harrow, with luck and determination. Through the years he lords over servants, his aristocratic wife, his sister-in-law, and a voluptuous quadroon--until the Civil War forces him to enlist in the Confederate army. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. RC 59612.
Georgia Trilogy by Eugenia Price.
St. Simons Island, Georgia, 1815. As Anne Couper is about to celebrate her eighteenth birthday, she is sure something dramatic will soon happen in her life. When the British arrive and capture all the guests at a house party on a nearby island, Anne falls in love with her captor Lieutenant John Fraser. After being allowed to marry, the couple struggles over where to live, England or Georgia.
Ghost Moon by Karen Robards.
When single mother Olivia Morrison returns home to La Angelle Plantation in Louisiana, childhood memories of her mother's drowning begin to surface. But before she finds love and peace of mind, Olivia must face additional shocks and horrors. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. RC 51399.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
A romantic Civil War epic in which the forceful and ruthless heroine Scarlett O'Hara and war profiteer Rhett Butler play out their tempestuous love affair against the background of the war torn South. RC 33082, BR 11427. Also available as a descriptive video,DV 230.
A Habit of the Blood by Lois Battle.
Lovely Ceci Baron, sometime journalist and interior decorator, returns on a visit to the Jamaican plantation where she was raised. She finds her evil half-brother, Marsden, attempting to wrest control of the estate from kindly Aunt Vivian. He claims Vivian’s delightful dottiness is actually senility, and he plans to turn the great old house into a tourist trap. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. RC 25538.
Heart of India Series by Linda Chaikin.
Kingscote Plantation, India, 1793. A low caste Indian servant recently converted to Christianity dies in childbirth. Before she dies, she asks her well bred employer Coral Kendall to adopt her son Gem. But the Hindi disapprove, and Gem is kidnapped. Coral searches for her godson, aided by two men, in spite of her uncle’s attempts to thwart her. Coral also has a mission to build a school for the "untouchable" children of India.
Heir to Falconhurst by Lance Horner.
Upon discovering that his father was black, Drum Maxwell leaves Boston's Beacon Street for Falconhurst Plantation, where he falls desperately in love with the mulatto wife of his sadistic overseer. Strong language. RC 14467.
Hester Roon by Norah Lofts.
Hester, a serving girl, escapes from her lecherous master and joins London's sprawling eighteenth century underworld. Convicted of various crimes, she is transported to a slave run sugar plantation in the West Indies, where she meets the only man who dares challenge her untamed spirit. RC 8902.
Jacaranda Bend by Charlotte Douglas.
Scottish Rowena Elliot is horrified to learn that her widowed father has promised her hand in marriage to developer Ewen Fyfe in return for some Florida land. Once in Florida, Rowena’s father is murdered by vigilantes angry with unscrupulous Fyfe. To escape Fyfe, Rowena accepts the invitation to stay with elderly plantation owner Felicity Lindsay and her attractive son. But evil lurks at Jacaranda Bend, also. Some violence. RC 37259.
Jubilee by Margaret Walker.
The daughter of a plantation owner and his black mistress is reared to young womanhood as a servant in this story, which chronicles the triumph of a free spirit over many forms of bondage. Some violence and some strong language. For high school and older readers. RC 41543.
Just Imagine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
When Kit Weston, eighteen, learns Baron Cain has inherited the South Carolina plantation where she grew up, she travels to New York City to kill him. Working as Cain’s stable "boy," she gets her chance to try. Then she learns Cain is her guardian. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. RC 52918.
The Keepers of Echowah by Sonny Sammons.
After being orphaned at a young age, twin boys Matty and Patty MacDonald grow up on their eccentric uncle's huge hunting plantation in southern Georgia. The boys come of age as they experience adventure, young love, and eventually, military training and combat in Southeast Asia. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. RC 44883.
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler.
An educated young black woman is drawn repeatedly back in time to the antebellum plantation of her forebears. Here amidst the cruelties of slavery she becomes the protector and teacher of the plantation owner’s son, who she knows will become her own great-grandfather. RC 16072.
The Known World by Edward P. Jones.
Manchester County, Virginia; 1855. At his death Henry Townsend, a thirty-one-year-old former slave who maintains a relationship with his owner William Robbins, owns more than thirty slaves himself and fifty acres of land. But now his plantation begins to fall apart as slaves betray one another. RC 56918.
The Last Confederate by Gilbert Morris.
God’s love has changed Rebekah and Sky Winslow, who, with their children, have now settled on a plantation in Virginia. Civil war is on the horizon, and they are suspicious of young Thad Novak, who has appeared as a fugitive from the North. But as the war rages between North and South, Thad becomes an important asset to the southern branch of the Winslow family. Sequel to The Reluctant Bridegroom (RC 39717). House of Winslow series, book 8. RC 39725.
Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells.
Siddalee is the oldest child in the plantation-owning Walker family of Louisiana. Her stories of family life in 1963 feature a fun-loving but rather embarrassing mother, who makes a mockery out of the Girl Scouts and hoots it up with her old-time friends, the Ya-Yas. But by the 1990s, Siddalee and her three siblings are struggling with much grimmer childhood memories. Followed by Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, BR 14189, RC 45768. Ya Ya series, book 1. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. RC 36350, BR 14278.
The Longest Memory by Fred D’Aguiar.
Set in Virginia in the early 1800s. Different generations of white landowners and black slaves present the experience of plantation life. When the master’s daughter teaches Chapel, a rebellious youth, to read, he falls in love with her and attempts to run away. But the man Chapel calls father, hoping for leniency, reveals Chapel’s whereabouts. And the punishment--200 strokes--kills him. Some strong language. RC 41393.
Major Butler’s Legacy by Malcolm Bell.
The legacy of slavery is viewed through five generations of a wealthy southern family in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. The history begins with Major Pierce Butler, a South Carolina delegate to the Constitutional Convention and passionate defender of slavery, and ends with great-great-grandson and novelist Owen Wister, who sold off the last of the Butler plantations. RC 27228.
Mandingo by Kyle Onstott.
Warren Maxwell and his son Hammond live on an Alabama plantation where raising and selling slaves is more profitable than cotton. Hammond’s alcoholic wife seeks revenge against her unfaithful husband by seducing a handsome Mandingo slave. Strong language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex. RC 49298.
Margaret’s Story by Eugenia Price.
Historical romance focuses on the life of Margaret Seton Fleming, whose island home is the plantation Hibernia, on the St. Johns River in northern Florida. The Civil War ravages her family, with sons fighting on both sides, and virtually destroys the big house, but not the indomitable spirit of the widow. Margaret restores the house and creates a small chapel where hers is the first burial in 1878.RC 33789.
Middle Son by Deborah Iida.
The story of a Japanese family with three sons on a Hawaiian sugar plantation. The youngest son is given to childless relatives and the eldest boy drowns, leaving their mother distraught. As his mother lies dying, the middle son reveals the truth of his brother's death and the tragic consequences of custom and tradition. RC 44379.
Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts.
Declan Fitzgerald, tired of being a Boston lawyer, buys Manet Hall near New Orleans with plans to restore the old plantation. But he does not expect to find his house haunted by rape, murder, and betrayal. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. RC 53204, BR 13763.
Mount Vernon Love Story by Mary Higgins Clark.
The book opens on preparations for John Adams’s inauguration, with George Washington reminiscing about his career and family life--specifically his successful marriage to widow Martha "Patsy" Custis. He continues the story as he and Patsy retire to his Mount Vernon, Virginia, estate. RC 54585, BR 14299.
Natchez by Pamela Jekel.
Traces four generations of women in the Natchez region of Louisiana, beginning in 1775 with the arrival of Josiah Fleming. After losing his family, Josiah remarries and his daughter continues to build his acreage into a thriving plantation. Also follows the activities of various fauna in the area. RC 51092.
North and South by John Jakes.
Panoramic novel of two wealthy families, the aristocratic slave owning Mains of Carolina, and the Hazards, industrialists from Pennsylvania. The lives of the two families are intertwined when their sons meet as West Point cadets and become fast friends. But the families, their fortunes, and their friendship are severely tried by the impending Civil War. Some strong language.. RC 17704, BR 8723.
Now Face to Face by Karleen Koen.
1721. Financially ruined by her late husband’s involvement in a scandal, Barbara Devane, twenty, flees to Virginia to grow tobacco on her grandmother’s plantation. Meanwhile, George I and James III battle for control of the British crown. When a more mature Barbara returns to England, she becomes caught up in the Jacobite plots. Sequel to Through a Glass Darkly (RC 23921, BR 6696). Barbara Devane series, book 3. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. RC 41900, BR 10371.
On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon by Kaye Gibbons.
Emma Garnet recounts her life story spanning the Civil War. She contends with a vexatious father, but is championed by Clarice, a free black housekeeper. Escaping her Southern plantation upbringing by marrying a Northern doctor, Emma's happiness is cut short by wartime horrors. Some strong language. RC 47320.
The Orchid House by P.S. Allfrey.
West Indian novel set on a Dominican plantation after World War II. The master and the madam have just moved to their country house called L’Aromatique or Orchid House. The story is narrated by their black nursemaid Lally, who has raised their three daughters, and has an omniscient memory of their lives and the prosperous past before World War I. RC 26877.
Plantation: A Lowcountry Tale by Dorothea Benton Frank.
New Yorker Caroline Levine swore she would never return home to South Carolina. Then her brother Trip calls begging her to come see about Mother. Caroline, finding a person who is the same yet greatly changed, learns what it means to come home. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. RC 53043.
Plantation Trilogy Series by Gwen Bristow.
In the 1770s, teenager Judith Sheramy travels to Louisiana with her family, where she meets Philip Larne. Against her parents' wishes, she marries Philip and moves onto his newly acquired Ardeith plantation. Her family settles nearby, and her brother soon marries a Cuban woman. In the following decades, the families are altered by illness and infidelity, but the plantations survive. Some strong language and some violence.
Queen’s Gift by Inglis Fletcher.
A sweeping saga of plantation life in the Carolina wilderness during the Colonial and Revolutionary periods. RC 10000.
Roots by Alex Haley.
Seven generations of the author’s family, from 1767, when Kunta Kinte is captured in the Gambia, West Africa, and transported to Virginia as a slave. Chronicles Haley’s ancestors’ resettlement in Tennessee following the Civil War, reconstructs his birth in 1921, and describes his genealogical research. Roots Saga, book 1. Some violence. RC 53160, BR 3234.
Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather.
In the period prior to the Civil War, Sapphira Colbert develops an irrational jealousy of Nancy, one of her house servants. Sapphira's husband is fond of Nancy and ignores the situation. Their daughter Rachel, however, decides to take matters into her own hands. Her decision changes Nancy's life forever. Some strong language. RC 45259, BR 11305.
Savannah by John Jakes.
As General Sherman marches toward Savannah, widowed Sara Lester and her twelve-year-old daughter Hattie are forced from their rice plantation. They find refuge in Savannah with Aunt Vee. There they endure the dangers of wartime, including the invasion of their house, yet they also find romance. RC 59905.
Scarlett: The Sequel by Alexandra Ripley.
Continues the saga of Scarlett O’ Hara which began in Margaret Mitchell’s "Gone with the Wind." Scarlett returns to Tara after Melanie’s funeral, but then makes her way to Ireland where she struggles to get Rhett Butler back into her life. The author was chosen by Mitchell’s heirs to write the sequel. RC 33024, BR 11428.
Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin.
A slender, high-spirited black girl of fifteen marries the wildest young slave on the plantation and is deserted within a year. She maintains her cheerfulness as she fills her house with a new child year after year. Reveals the fine qualities and the superstitions of the Gullah Negro of South Carolina. RC 14880.
The Sherbrooke Bride by Catherine Coulter.
England 1803. Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe, is pressured by absolutely everyone about the lack of an heir for his earldom. He finally agrees that he needs to start a family and decides to wed Lady Melissande. But the earl goes to war and sends a friend to act as his proxy. Things don’t go as planned, and the earl finds himself married to Melissande’s sister. Followed by The Hellion Bride, RC 35910. Sherbrooke series, book 1. Explicit descriptions of sex. RC 34032.
The Spring of the Tiger by Victoria Holt.
The lively, sheltered daughter of a celebrated London actress is forced to live with two spinster aunts after a scandal ends her mother's career. They live on the ancient estate Ashington Grange, where she learns about her father's life in Ceylon. She marries a tea plantation owner, and soon her world becomes a nightmare. RC 53504, BR 4193.
St. Simon’s Island Trilogy by Eugenia Price.
In the early nineteenth century, James Gould grieves for a lost love and moves to the South despite his Yankee upbringing. Successful as a lumberman and contractor, he marries Janie and they build a family together on a St. Simon’s Island plantation.
Straight for the Heart by Marsha Canham.
The stakes are high for Montana Rose, a lady gambler on the Mississippi riverboats. Her true identity is discovered by the dashing Yankee Michael Tarrington as Rose struggles to save the family plantation from ruin after the Civil War. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. RC 43087.
Surrender to Love by Rosemary Rogers.
At her debutante ball, Alexa Howard, the beautiful young daughter of a rich plantation owner, meets her cynical and arrogant cousin with whom she develops a volatile relationship. Some strong language and descriptions of sex. RC 18619.
A Tapestry of Hope by Tracie Peterson.
Jasmine Wainwright's sheltered life changes forever when Massachusetts textile man Bradley Houston comes to visit her father's Mississippi cotton plantation. When Bradley asks Jasmine to marry him, he has financial motives. Jasmine, not in love, must choose between obliging her family and following her heart. RC 59585.
Tempest in the Tropics by Roumelia Lane.
When handsome, self-assured forester Brance Mackenzie orders a halt to the logging enterprise at Springlands, Lindsey vows to stop at nothing to save her father’s Guyanese timber plantation. Even if that means marrying wealthy, lackluster Nick Mollenda. RC 26779.
Tender Betrayal by Rosanne Bittner.
While young Audra Brennan is away from her father's plantation, she meets Lee Jeffreys, a New York attorney who is vehemently against slavery. The two fall in love but agree that a relationship would never work. To preserve her family’s way of life, Audra marries a much older friend of her father, only to discover that he is cruel and abusive. The Civil War changes everything. Strong language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex. RC 39104.
Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell.
The famous saga, first published in 1932, of Jeeter Lester and his shiftless family. Their bawdy adventures along Tobacco Road, once a flourishing plantation, attract a lusty preacher named Sister Bessie. Explicit descriptions of sex. RC 46240, BR 11889.
Twilight of the Dawn by Elizabeth Dubus.
Gabriele Cannon and her brother Tom reside on Felicity Plantation in Louisiana at the outbreak of the Civil War. Tom, aided by his college roommate Alex, helps a beautiful slave escape. Gabriele falls in love with Alex, her father gets yellow fever, and the young men go off to war--only to return and move to Texas. RC 30467, BR 7954.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
First published in 1852, abolitionist Stowe’s depiction of the moral injustice of slavery and the evils of materialism. Tom saves little Eva’s life, and years later she tries to help him gain his freedom. Eventually, Tom’s protection of runaway Eliza costs him his life at the hands of the brutal ex-Yankee Simon Legree. RC 50070, BR 12749.
The Unvanquished by William Faulkner.
Seven short stories, rewritten in novel form, depict the unvanquished Sartoris family on their Mississippi plantation during the latter days of the Civil War and Reconstruction. RC 10576.
The Waiting Time by Eugenia Price.
Coastal Georgia, late 1850s. When Abigail Banes of Boston marries plantation-owner Eli Allyn, she doesn’t mind Eli’s owning slaves because she knows he will treat them well. But then Eli drowns, and Abby is left to run the plantation. As Abby and her overseer, Thaddeus Green, become abolitionists, Thad becomes Abby’s helpmate. RC 44609.
The Wake of the Wind by J. California Cooper.
Africa, circa 1764. Kola and Suwaibu, boyhood acquaintances, are captured and transported to America. One hundred years later, Mordecai and Lifee, two of their descendants, marry on a plantation just prior to the Civil War. After they are freed the family starts on a journey to find a home. Some violence. BR 12608.
A Whistling Woman by Louise Shivers.
In 1867, eight-year-old Georgeanna Weeks and her widowed mother, Chaney, move to a plantation to care for aging Worth Fleeting. A few years later, Georgeanna, seduced by Fleeting’s married son, becomes pregnant. Brusque Chaney surprises Georgeanna by pretending the child is hers, ruining her own reputation and blossoming love affair in the process. Not until she is dying does Chaney explain her actions. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. RC 38035.
The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks.
Carrie McGavock's Tennessee plantation becomes a Confederate hospital. Caring for wounded sergeant Zachariah Cashwell rejuvenates Carrie, who is mourning her children's deaths. Decades later, before 1,500 graves can be plowed for farmland, Carrie has the soldiers reburied in her backyard--then Zachariah returns. RC 60662.
The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall.
Characters from Gone with the Wind are recreated in a novel that examines plantation life and nineteenth century Southern society through the eyes of a biracial woman. Cynara resents her privileged, legitimate, white half sister, but during Reconstruction she comes into her own as an independent woman. Some strong language. RC 52453, BR 13501.
Yesterday by Fern Michaels.
Callie Parker's wealthy father brings a foster son and two poor girls to his South Carolina plantation to play with Callie and be watched over by her beloved caretaker Pearl. Years later, when the four friends gather for Callie's wedding, long held secrets reveal that their childhood was built on lies. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. RC 50078.