Living in 1915 near Niagara Falls, 17-year-old Bess Heath, who is struggling to cope with the death of her sister and the disgrace of her family, and Tom Cole, whose sixth sense of the river and the falls aids him in daring rescues, are the key players in a transformative love story. A first novel. Reprint. A best-selling book. 60,000 first printing.
In the early years of the 20th century, the Niagara Falls meant many things to many people: to the hydroelectric company they are a source of power and wealth, to a visiting priest they represent a sign of God's majesty, and to daredevils seeking to make headlines, the churning waters are siren's call. Bess Heath grew up near the falls, and misses them while away at boarding school, but when she returns her father--once the head of a power company--has become a pauper, her mother a seamstress, and her sister has shut herself up in her bedroom. And then there's Tom Cole, a dashing thrill-seeker who wants to save the falls from the corporations. First time novelist Cathy Marie Buchanan grew up amidst the spray and splendor of the falls, and her historical romance is steeped in the fascinating lore and history of the place.
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- July 6, 2010
- July 6, 2010
- Cathy Marie Buchanan