By Cathy Marie Buchanan
Steeped within the fascinating heritage of Niagara Falls, this epic love tale is as wealthy, spellbinding, and majestic because the falls themselves.
1915. The sunrise of the hydroelectric energy period in Niagara Falls. Seventeen-year-old Bess Heath has led a sheltered lifestyles because the youngest daughter of the director of the Niagara strength corporation. After commencement day at her boarding college, she is impatient to come to her picturesque kinfolk domestic close to Niagara Falls. but if she arrives, not anything is as she had left it. Her father has misplaced his task on the energy corporation, her mom is diminished to taking in stitching from the society women she as soon as entertained, and Isabel, her vivacious older sister, is a shadow of her former self. She has close herself in her bed room, slightly eating--and harboring a secret.
The evening of her go back, Bess meets Tom Cole accidentally on a trolley platform. She reveals herself inexplicably interested in him--against her family's powerful objections. he's not from their global. Rough-hewn and fearless, he lives off what the river presents and has an uncanny skill to foretell the whims of the falls. His bold river rescues render him a neighborhood hero and solid him as a possibility to the ability businesses that search to harness the facility of the falls for themselves. As their lives turn into extra absolutely entwined, Bess is pressured to make a painful selection among what she desires and what's most sensible for her relatives and her future.
Set opposed to the tumultuous backdrop of Niagara Falls, at a time while daredevils shot the river rapids in barrels and nice business fortunes have been made and misplaced as speedy as lives disappeared, The Day the Falls Stood Still is an intoxicating debut novel.
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Lord bless the viscount. He really was a god. "Oh, bad luck, Harold," Nicola said with a kind smile. " An expression grew across the Milksop's ferretlike face that Nicola didn't recognize. That was because it was the first time she'd ever seen that particular emotion on her cousin's face. It turned out to be determination. She ought to have known what his next question would be, but still, when it actually came, she was surprised. " Harold asked in a deceptively light tone. She couldn't believe it.
Nicola wanted to know, as she reached for the bonnet her maid held. " "Perfectly rich people, you mean," Phillip said. " Lady Sheridan looked to be at the end of her patience with her children. "It is uncouth to comment upon the financial status of others. " "And really, Phil," Eleanor said scornfully. "The idea of Nicky choosing to stay with the Bartholomews over us simply because they happen to have more money than we do is positively ridiculous. How could you think something so wicked, and of our Nicky?
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