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When Maude Chambliss first arrives at Retreat, the seasonal home of her husband's aristocratic family, she is a nineteen year old bride from South Carolina's Low Country. She feels like no one likes her and she will never fit in, and at first she doesn't.
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Over the many summers they spend there, Maude however, grows to love the Colony, as she learns to cherish the people who share it with her. There is her husband, Peter, consumed with darkness of spirit; her adored but dangerously fragile children; her domineering mother-in-law who pounds it into her head that the women are to keep the Colony intact. Then also in the story picture is Micah Willis, who is ultimately Maude's truest friend.

This brilliant novel is rich with children's troubles, emotions, and filled with appealing, intense, and indomitable characters.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   In-laws Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Pacific NW Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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