Blue Willow [NOOK Book]

Overview

Back in the small town of her childhood, Lily MacKenzie rekindles old flames with Artemas Colebrook, a boyhood friend and a family enemy. 

A moving journey into the heart and soul of enduring love from the acclaimed author of Miracle and The Beloved Woman. The stories of two families--the MacKenzies and the Colebrooks--are intertwined in this ambitious novel set on the once grand Blue Willow Estate in the lush hills of Georgia. "A complex and emotionally ...

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Blue Willow

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Overview

Back in the small town of her childhood, Lily MacKenzie rekindles old flames with Artemas Colebrook, a boyhood friend and a family enemy. 

A moving journey into the heart and soul of enduring love from the acclaimed author of Miracle and The Beloved Woman. The stories of two families--the MacKenzies and the Colebrooks--are intertwined in this ambitious novel set on the once grand Blue Willow Estate in the lush hills of Georgia. "A complex and emotionally wrenching tale that sweeps . . . through the gamut of human emotions."--Romantic Times. Original.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Artemas Colebrook is the stuff of myth: a proud, intelligent boy who vows to salvage his Southern family's name, which has been tarnished by his father's philandering and squandering of the Colebrook fortune. Though Artemas's quest is vaguely medieval, the story is planted squarely in the 20th century. At age seven, Artemas is precocious enough to assist at the birth of Lily Mackenzie, linking them forever. A series of family squabbles and misunderstandings keeps these two star-crossed lovers from each other, although as the book progresses the reasons for their separation become more and more ridiculous. All is exaggerated and melodramatic: after Artemas loses his virginity in the forest in a tender (and anatomically unbelievable) scene, his father rides by on a horse, snatches up his son's beloved and rapes her. An architectural collaboration between Lily's husband and Artemas's sister collapses, killing the celebrants at the building's opening gala. The battle over who is at fault for this tragic accident drags on, and even when Lily and Artemas can finally be together, Smith ( Miracle ) fails to resolve definitely the question of blame. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307815682
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 153,975
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2006

    Moving...

    I absolutely loved this book. Deborah Smith tells a story in the most amazing manner...however if you are reading this book keep a box of tissues nearby because this book will make you laugh at times and will also have you crying.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2002

    A Great Find!

    I chanced upon this novel at a used book sale and became a Smith follower! Those who love stories of the South and family ties will enjoy this great book. Be ready to laugh out loud and shed a tear or two as well.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2000

    Deborah Smith is a WONDERFUL author

    Blue Willow By Deborah Smith is probably the best book i have read so far. It is an astonishing novel that both shocked and amazed me at the author's ability to write. She truly is a wonderful author and i very much recommend it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    This was an amazing book!!! I generally do not write reviews bu

    This was an amazing book!!! I generally do not write reviews but I had to after I finished this one!!! I LOVE HOW DEBORAH SMITH WRITES!!!! She has the ability to pull you into her stories to the point that you feel every emotion her characters are felling. This is an emotional roller coaster that will have you looking forward to all the highs and lows, twist and turns.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Blue Willow is the best!

    Blue Willow was the first Deborah Smith book I read and it is still my favorite! I own all the novels and am starting on the smaller books she wrote earlier. I have to say if you are looking for a good book you cant go wrong with anything she has written.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    ONE OF MY FAVORIETS

    PLEASE, PLEASE, MAKE THIS AN E-BOOK FOR THE NOOK!!!!! THIS BOOK IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVES!!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2000

    WARM, SWEET AND DEEPLY TOUCHING!

    I finished reading this book in one day!!! It was impossible to put it aside until I read the last page.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    Second Deborah Smith Book ~ And lovin it!!

    Very intriguing saga of generations of loves and losses and the coming together of two childhood companions whose lives triumphs thru many a crisis. Compelling story from beginning to end....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Loved it

    There are no words to describe how much I loved this book. I think this is an amazing story that I won't ever forget. I love Deborah Smith.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Good book!

    Read years ago, but still hold it dear to my heart. One of my favs!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Excellent read!

    Another masterpiece!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Patience

    The story shows you how love is patient and time does not erase love. Great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Apprentince den

    WS

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Silena

    Y r u saying sorry idc he ur husband

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Haley

    Cuz...cuz u like him

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Hello

    A all yellow and black tom walked in. I am Hero i ll mate and be a kind mate.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Rainshine

    *a sexy she cat padds in* hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Silverlake

    Okay!

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    Posted September 28, 2012

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