The inheritance of beauty : a novel

by Seitz, Nicole A.

Format: Large Print 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Large Print LP FIC SEITZ
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Large Print
Call Number  LP FIC SEITZ
Maggie Black came of age in the lush lowcountry of South Carolina, with her beloved brother and the boy she would grow up to marry. But a stranger arrived one summer bringing unimaginable evil that altered their lives forever. Eighty years later Maggie and her husband George are living in a nursing home. A mysterious package arrives, followed by a stranger whose identity haunts them. As the truth reveals itself, George knows he must face the past.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Harmony House assisted-care residents George and Maggie Jacobs have known each other for almost 80 years and lived, most of that time, in peace, despite Maggie's recent stroke. But when an oddly familiar new resident moves in, they're forced to confront the haunting events of their distant past. As children in 1920s Levy, S.C., their idyllic youth was interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious magician and his laconic son. They soon realize that he's there for a reason, and the dark secret he carries will leave one person dead, a house burned down, and all of their lives forever altered. Though George has lived with his long buried past, he decides, at 80, that it's time to return to South Carolina and face the truth. Christian author Seitz (Saving Cicadas) easily inhabits her elderly characters and deftly juggles a large cast, but she's no stranger to sentiment or hyperbole, and the former tragedies haunting her characters don't carry the life-altering drama with which they're alluded to ("Eventually, it destroyed everything I held most dear"), resulting in a novel that is equally saccharine and anticlimactic. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print clean reads.
Subjects Older people -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Beauty, Personal -- Fiction.
Life change events -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Christian fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Me. :Thorndike Press,2011
Language English
Description 399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781410438089 (hardcover)
1410438082 (hardcover)
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