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Colony
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. 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 spir...
Fox's Earth
Ruth Yancey Fox is about as sadistic as you can be. She is only a small child the first time she lays eyes on the magnificent three storied Georgia house called Fox's Earth. Being the daughter of a very cruel mill worker, she knows that someday she will not only live in such a house, but will make it her own. And she does just that too, achieving total control over every one under that roof, or rather all the women there. For years and years, Rule ru...
King's Oak
Diana, (Andy) Calhoun moves to the small town of Pemberton Georgia to escape a disastrous marriage to her husband. She and her daughter need peace in their lives right now. But what she discovers a man, Tom Dabney, who is passionate and magical all at the same time. He is a hunter, and Diana isn't too sure about that. He's also an exuberant poet who likes the wilderness as well. Tom in other words, is everything Diana doesn't need in her life right no...
Nora, Nora
Peyton is not ready to share her widowed father with anyone, especially a barely remembered cousin who just rolled into town, who smokes cigarettes, and drives a pink Thunderbird. However, her father seems to like Nora well enough, and she does make for good conversation at the Losers Club. Prim and proper, Aunt Augusta hates her of course, which raises Nora slightly in Peyton's esteem. Maybe Nora is just what quiet Lytton, Georgia needs right now. Th...

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Outer Banks
The book is mainly about four girls in their college days beginning with Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies. There is Cecie, who's sensible, self-contained, and got it all together. Ginger is the heiress, sexy, vibrant, and richer than sin. And finally, there is Fig, who is poor, hopeless, yet brilliant. They came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the 60's, bound by rare, blinding, early friendship. They spent two idyllic ...
The House Next Door
In a wealthy, old-fashoned suburb of Atlanta, a young architect decides to built an ultra-modern house. Almost immediatly bad luck seems to befall the builders and the architect. Colquette and Walter Kennedy have lived next door to the site of the new house for years, and though they are not happy with the new addition to the neighborhood, they welcome their new neighbors. However, at the housewarming party, a tragedy occurs that causes the new neighbors...
Up Island
Molly Bell Redwine, the main character in this story, was taught by her difficult mother that family is and means everything. But what seems like an instant, Molly discovers quickly that things can change without any warning. Her husband of about 23 years leaves her for a younger lady without warning. Her domineering mother dies, and her Atlanta clan scatters to the wind. Feeling devastated by her fallen world, molly takes refuge with a friend on Mart...


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