Blue Willow

Blue Willow

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by Deborah Smith
     
 

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

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

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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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307815682
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/16/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
233,616
File size:
2 MB

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Blue Willow 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finished reading this book in one day!!! It was impossible to put it aside until I read the last page.
Murry More than 1 year ago
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....
LOVESTOREADNY More than 1 year ago
PLEASE, PLEASE, MAKE THIS AN E-BOOK FOR THE NOOK!!!!! THIS BOOK IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVES!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read years ago, but still hold it dear to my heart. One of my favs!!
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The story shows you how love is patient and time does not erase love. Great book!
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Another masterpiece!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Y r u saying sorry idc he ur husband
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cuz...cuz u like him
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A all yellow and black tom walked in. I am Hero i ll mate and be a kind mate.