"I want to know what goes on in your head," Adam said. "What do you think about? What are your dreams?"
"My dreams," Savannah said, picking up her spoon and stirring her coffee again. She stared into the swirling depths as if she could conjure up the specter of the girl who once had dreams to spare. "Funny thing is--I got everything I wanted."
Where do you go when you find out everything you wanted isn't what you need?
Savannah Palmerton picks up a brush and heads to an art class, desperate to find a piece of the girl she used to be, before the country club dances and the boring dinner party conversations. In 1963 the country is still playing in her innocence, but there are rumblings beneath the surface. The fabric of America is just beginning to fray around the edges. So it is in Savannah Palmerton's life.
Love, betrayal and family secrets create a lethal cocktail that has Savannah's world unraveling at her feet. Set against a southern backdrop of garden parties and civil rights marches, Paper Castles is a sultry mix of sweet-tea and murder. Sex and secrets.
Paper Castles is the best kind of love story. Where a woman must first learn to love herself.
IN SAVANNAH THE GARDENS AREN'T THE ONLY THINGS KEEPING SECRETS
Life had been well planned for Frances Durant, but she was quite fond of saying, "I rarely do what's expected of me. " In the summer of 1919 she, like the rest of the country, was ready to throw off the gray days of war and laugh again, now that the 1920s were about to come roaring onto the scene and change everything. What she wasn't ready for was a tall, tanned Marine fresh from the battlefield and ready to take New York City by storm.
Frankie Lee was just the sort of guy to sweep a restless young heiress off her feet. The sort of man who could see that her sass was a thin veil covering an emptiness, a longing and a heart waiting to be found. Their two worlds collide on the dance floor and set in motion a love story that careens through the twenties, when the world thought the parties would never end, to the crash of 1929 and the devastation that followed. A brush with the bootleg world, and a tragedy that reaches out from the cold dark night will test their love over and over.
LIFE OFTEN DEMANDS MUCH OF LOVE, SOMETIMES MORE THAN A PERSON HAS LEFT TO GIVE.
Can a storm change a young woman's life forever?
It certainly can if it causes an accident in time that sends her tumbling back to 1815 England.
What is a girl to do when one has fallen through the rabbit hole and wakes up to find oneself on the estate of the dashing William Austen? Well the only sensible thing of course is to play along with the story one has landed in. A case of mistaken identity sends Kate Sumner into the arms of the local Sumner family, where she is welcomed with open hearts.
She soon learns that not everyone is happy about the sudden appearance of this charming American heiress. Kate must bide her time as she searches for an answer to her predicament, while tip toeing through the minefield of Nineteenth Century rules and customs.
But will time buy her an opportunity to find love?
CAN A STORM CHANGE A YOUNG WOMAN'S LIFE FOREVER?