Corrigans' Pool

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ELLA CORRIGAN'S despair at being jilted pales in light of what follows after she makes the hasty decision to marry a man she has long avoided. Unaware that a friend's secret act of jealousy is responsible for her bitter heartache, she enters an existence never imagined during sweeter days as Mistress of her father's Savannah River plantation - where a mystery is building around the family's phenomenal natural spring, Corrigans' Pool. . . . The South is embroiled in a bloody Civil War by the time Ella discovers ...
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ELLA CORRIGAN'S despair at being jilted pales in light of what follows after she makes the hasty decision to marry a man she has long avoided. Unaware that a friend's secret act of jealousy is responsible for her bitter heartache, she enters an existence never imagined during sweeter days as Mistress of her father's Savannah River plantation - where a mystery is building around the family's phenomenal natural spring, Corrigans' Pool. . . . The South is embroiled in a bloody Civil War by the time Ella discovers that Corrigans' Pool, on her family's property, is much more than the exquisite pond she had thought it to be all her life, but by the time she learns its dangerous secret, she is trapped by a secret of her own, blackmailed, and powerless against one man's unspeakable evil. Haunted by the threat of scandal, she struggles against the horrors of her new existence, an existence she must keep private even from the very people who could help her. Her life comes full circle when the past she has long blamed for her wretchedness steps unexpectedly out of the darkness to face her . . . FIVE STAR FOREWORD CLARION REVIEW (EXCERPT): Ryan's storytelling ability and masterful use of setting, dialogue, and characterization, adds up to an exquisite piece of historical fiction. Corrigans' Pool manages to blend romance, mystery, humor, and tragedy with flawless precision. The romance is moving but subtle, the mystery is suspenseful, and the story flows smoothly to a dramatic and satisfying conclusion. Readers are sure to be enthralled with this exceptional novel. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983119715
  • Publisher: Checkered Swan Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/22/2011
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2009

    Corrigan's Pool is a must read for every adult.

    I have read Corrigan's Pool several times and everytime I read it
    I do not want to put it down. It is not only interesting to read
    about the the era of the book, it's also educational in many ways.

    I recommend this book to anyone, no matter what your reading
    interests are. This book should be a made for t.v. 3 day series.
    It could also be made a good movie. It's much like Gone with the
    Wind but, in my opinion, even better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Corrigans' Pool is one of the best written books that I have had

    Corrigans' Pool is one of the best written books that I have had the pleasure of reading. I was so thoroughly pleased with the enchanting, and at times suspenseful novel, I could rarely persuade myself to put it down. I will most definitely be purchasing copies for friends and family, as this novel must be shared and experienced. Thank you, Ms. Ryan, for this beautiful piece, that is Corrigans' Pool.

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  • Posted September 1, 2009

    a book of character, caring and crying as well as loving

    Loved the book...If you are looking for a love story with depth and substance you are in luck...like the "strong woman" characters -- I like being able to read a book I can leave around that I will be proud to say "yes, I am reading that book" ... but still love a love story
    with depth that came through in time......


    I am so ready for book two, Miss Dot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2009

    Very good book!

    Corrigans' Pool earns my 5 star rating for an enjoyable historical novel. Vivid descriptions weave an entertaining story of life and people in the deep south.

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  • Posted August 27, 2009

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    Amazing Novel

    Corrigans Pool is a great piece of civil war historical fiction with great character development and the potential to be a mini series on
    TV. Romance, war, slavery...all intertwined and truly educational as well as simply enjoyable reading. It is easy to read and great for discussion.
    I have ordered it for my book club as well.

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  • Posted May 29, 2009

    This book definately ain't wimpy

    My wife has this book and wanted me to read it. By the end of Part One you will know that this is not totally a romance novel. I started Parts Two and Three with a burst of enthusasm that lasted all the way to the end. It's a great read. I won't forget many of the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2009

    Great book!

    Corrigans' Pool is one of the best books I have ever started reading. Kinda makes me mad when I have to stop and do my work. A movie should be made from this book. A relative recommended I buy it, and I ordered it from Barnes and Noble in Pasadena (Tx). Glad I did!
    Melanie B.

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    Posted May 28, 2009

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