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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (401 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexandra Ripley Narrator: Diane Ladd Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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This is a story of a Charleston family and the courage, love, and passion that bind them to each other and their vibrant South Carolina city. Follow this extraordinary family from the final years of the Civil War through Reconstruction to the beginnings of the ragtime era.

At the story's center is Elizabeth Tradd, who as a child witnesses the horror of war, as a young girl learns the worst that men can do, and as a woman discovers the breathtaking passion that comes to but a lucky few.

Best-selling novelist Alexandra Ripley captures an extraordinary family history of courage, commitment, and unassailable love in this unforgettable novel.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/15/2014

    " Ripley wrote a 2-part saga tracing several of Charleston societies oldest families, and following them through about 70 years of history, overlapping the Civil War... both novels were excellent, written very, very well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa | 12/25/2013

    " I had read this book about 3 times! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mabel | 12/10/2013

    " I read this as a kid -- forgot all about it! But I remember liking it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 11/29/2013

    " I was very interested in the characters and the depiction of post-war Charleston. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn Smith | 7/12/2013

    " This is the book that started my love for SC fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 6/21/2013

    " I read this in high school for a book report or something and thought it was a great account of Charleston pre and post civil war. Good characters and a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 8/3/2012

    " Another great book..Old Southerner Families and their struggles.You will live the characters lives and fall in love with some and hate some too..was excited to find out that there was another book after this one and the saga continues..love love love this book and Alexandra Ripely "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 7/2/2012

    " Great story made me love Charleston "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 6/13/2012

    " I really enjoyed the mix of fact and fiction. Ripley really makes it sound as if Charleston really is a place unique. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 3/23/2012

    " Starts in Civil War times. Excellent book. One of the best novels that I have read in a long time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Visser | 11/23/2011

    " Alexandra Ripley writes historical fiction. I am always attracted to that. Her books are easy to get lost in. Nice escape with a history lesson attached. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 1/14/2011

    " I read this as a teenager, and it made such an impresion that I still recall the names of the streets, architecture, and neighborhoods in Charleston. A good, easy historical read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Hogan | 6/25/2010

    " I couldnt get into this book.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Needleroozer | 10/15/2009

    " Another one that I remember nothing about except that I really liked it at the time, "the time" being high school or maybe even junior high. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raye | 9/20/2009

    " Could not put it down! Then I had to find On Leaving Charleston to find out what her decision was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyn | 9/9/2009

    " Loved the book. Kind of like a female John Jakes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 4/23/2009

    " Another great book..Old Southerner Families and their struggles.You will live the characters lives and fall in love with some and hate some too..was excited to find out that there was another book after this one and the saga continues..love love love this book and Alexandra Ripely "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 3/20/2009

    " I read this in high school for a book report or something and thought it was a great account of Charleston pre and post civil war. Good characters and a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 9/22/2008

    " This is the book that started my love for SC fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 3/1/2008

    " Alexandra Ripley writes historical fiction. I am always attracted to that. Her books are easy to get lost in. Nice escape with a history lesson attached. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/3/2007

    " I was very interested in the characters and the depiction of post-war Charleston. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 11/23/2007

    " I read this as a teenager, and it made such an impresion that I still recall the names of the streets, architecture, and neighborhoods in Charleston. A good, easy historical read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/20/2007

    " Ripley wrote a 2-part saga tracing several of Charleston societies oldest families, and following them through about 70 years of history, overlapping the Civil War... both novels were excellent, written very, very well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss CC | 6/23/2007

    " Another one that I remember nothing about except that I really liked it at the time, "the time" being high school or maybe even junior high. "

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