When tragedy strikes Southbridge plantation, young Clayton and his brother, Travis, are forced from the only home they've ever known. Fleeing the drunken rage of their grandfather, with bounty hunters and horse thieves thick on their trail, the boys and their father try to eke out a lonely life as fugitives and cowboys. As Clayton nears adulthood, his greatest desire is for a strong and stable family, but his father's death and his brother's departure leave him more alone than ever. Seeking for roots, Clayton visits Southbridge en route to college and kneels on his mother's grave, only to be accosted by a gun-wielding girl named Lucy, whose father will stop at nothing to make the plantation his own. Can Clayton realize his deepest desires of marrying the woman he loves, having a family, and reclaiming the plantation that is his rightful heritage?
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Heirs of Southbridge based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The only reason I could not justify a five star rating is because the ending was a little sketchy and it left a feeling we missed a few details. This was a wonderful Historical Fiction that was primarily a Drama with a quite a bit of action and intrigue. It also has bittersweet moments, romance, camaraderie, family loyalty and is great for YA and Book Clubs.