The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.
The year is 1933 and Nora has just learned the she has inherited an estate from a relative she never knew had existed. She travels from Denver to Mississippi and encounters southern hospitality along with racism, and class prejudice. She discovers that her aunt's death, and indeed her own family history raises questions that aren't easily answered. She also tries to come to term with her own recent history (a painful divorce) Crumbling plantation houses, colourful characters and lots of secrets make this novel a great read.
When in 1933 Nora Bondurant inherits a house from an aunt she never knew she had, she knows that it is time to confront the family her late father never spoke about. What she discovers in Natchez, Mississippi, is a town that is living in the past and covering secrets at every turn. For them Nora is a conundrum: a Yankee woman that is related to one of the oldest and most respected in the county. But even that will not open every door for her when she starts asking questions. Nora, however, has some secrets of her own that she isn''t willing to confront. A real page turner, this novel will bring Nora and her family new mercies.
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