Low Country

Low Country

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Caroline Venable has everything her Southern heritage promised: money, prestige, a powerful husband--and a predictable routine of country-club luncheons, cocktail parties, and dinners hosting her husband's wealthy friends, clients, and associates in his successful land-developing conglomerate.



To escape her stifling routine, Caro drinks a little too much. But her true solace is the Lowcountry island her beloved Granddaddy left her--an oasis of breathtaking beauty that is home to a band of wild ponies. When Caro learns that her husband must develop the island or lose the business, she is devastated. The Lowcountry is her heritage--and what will happen to the ponies whose spirit and freedom have captivated her since childhood?

Saving the island could cost Caroline more than she ever imagined. To succeed, she must confront the part of herself numbed by alcohol and careful avoidance--and shatter long-held ideals about her role in society, her marriage, and ultimately, herself.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 35.56mm | 136.08g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061093327
  • 9780061093326
  • 777,130

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Caroline Venable has everything her Southern heritage promised: money, prestige, a powerful husband -- and a predictable routine of country club luncheons, cocktail parties, and dinners hosting her husband's wealthy friends, clients, and associates in his successful land-developing conglomerate.

To escape her stifling routine, Caro drinks a little too much. But her true solace is the Lowcountry island her beloved granddaddy left her -- an oasis of breathtaking beauty that is home to a band of wild ponies. When Caro learns that her husband must develop the island or lose the business, she is devastated. The Lowcountry is her heritage -- and what will happen to the ponies whose spirit and freedom have captivated her since childhood?

Saving the island could cost Caro more than she ever imagined. To succeed, she must confront the part of herself numbed by alcohol and careful avoidance -- and shatter long-held ideals about her role in society, her marriage, and ultimately, herself.
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"Lush, lyrical." "-- Boston Globe ""Delicate, compelling, full of real feeling and lush description. A treat." "-- Kirkus Reviews""A skillful storyteller. . . . Siddons does what she does best and delivers king-sized conflict in hypnotic surroundings." "-- Atlanta Journal-Constitution ""Compelling. . . . A book that surpasses her more recent novels. . . . Siddons is a pro at capturing the humanity in her characters."" -- Austin American-Statesman""Anne Rivers Siddons's novels are women's stories in the best sense, pulling you into the internal landscape of her characters' lives and holding you there." "-- People magazine""Matches in quality almost any title in the Siddons canon. . . . Siddons's followers have come to expect her locals to be painted in a full palette of local color, and the stroke of her brush is as pleasing here as in any of her other works." --" The State" (Columbia, SC)"An Anne Rivers Siddons novel is as seductive as one of those upscale home-design magazines. . . . The descriptions of the island, sea and sky are near perfect."" -- New York Daily News"
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16,715 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 31% (5,243)
4 39% (6,521)
3 25% (4,174)
2 4% (603)
1 1% (174)
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