Monday, April 12, 2010

Behind the Columns by Arlette Gafrey

This story is about a southern belle named Desiree Bordeaux, a beautiful Creole living in the year 1846. She is wooed by the evil Philippe Jaunet, a cruel and mean man who only wants her grandfather's plantation, Chene Vue. When she meets the handsome American, Lance Van Buren -who falls deeply in love with Desiree- her life, definitely takes a twist. When her grandfather dies, someone needs to take over Chene Vue, and whoever takes the farm, takes charge of Desiree, too. In this incredible love story, and exciting page turner, Desiree makes decisions that will change her life forever.

This is a strong and very descriptive book. It has a very well thought-out plot and is very easy to understand and visualize every scene. This is definitely a book like no other I have ever read before. I think it had a certain style to the writing that made you feel really connected with Desiree and her feelings, and you got her point of view. Although this is a book for an older audience, I would definitely recommend it to those of you, who love the old time romance, and challenges of the 1800s lifestyle.

Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Mineola, Texas United States