Jessamyn West's spirited novel set in the Ohio Territory in the early 1880s is a handsomely paced adventure for lovers of period romance and suspense. Leafy Rivers is a young bride caught up in emotions she does not altogether understand and cannot quite control. As she races against time to save a life and a marriage that may already be lost, a vivid assortment of characters such as Simon Yanders, a man whose loss has taught him generosity and whose grief has made him alert to joy; Cashie Wade, irresistibly wild and free; and Leafy's husband, Reno, whose love is matched only by his ineptitude offers challenges that threaten to waylay her at every turn.
About the Author
Jessamyn West (19021984) published numerous stories in magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Ladies' Home Journal. Her books include The Friendly Persuasion and Cress Delahanty.
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