Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £4.30
includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.
Unlimited reading. Over 1 million titles. Learn more
Read for £0.00
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

River Oaks Plantation by [Robinson, B. J.]
Kindle App Ad

River Oaks Plantation Kindle Edition

4.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£4.30

Length: 312 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deals: Books from 99p
Sign-up to the Kindle Daily Deal email newsletter to discover daily deals from 99p.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1287 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: B. J. Robinson; 1 edition (2 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H8XZLCE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,377,929 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition
Hurricane Katrina is winding herself up off the Louisiana coast (2005), and unsuspecting Amaryllis Camilla (Cammie) O’Brien, rocks up to the River Oaks Plantation House with grand ideas for the old place. Back to her roots, the big city life behind her, not a lot has changed as far as she can tell. It’s about to, though, and when forced to wade through water that is ankle deep, and lights in the house are blinking, it’s not the best of homecomings.

Wind and water soon begin to wreak havoc and while Cammie is exploring her late grandmother’s house, water is creeping ever higher and closer to the house. Finally told to gather personal belongings by Noah Gautreaux, (trusted plantation manager), Cammie isn’t about to argue. After all, he’s an old flame, and he’s already ignited a spark that could all too easily blaze out of control: if only the Louisiana sun was shining. He though, is more concerned with getting her and two dogs safely to dry land, and what transpires is terrifying, heart-rending and requires heroic deeds by both. But, in a scary moment alone with just the dogs for company, Cammie seeks comfort from a diary found in the house: anything to take her mind off what is happening all around her.

In the aftermath of Katrina, life resumes, but how long will it take to rebuild what is lost or refurbish properties that miraculously survived? With River Oaks still standing, Cammie vows to restore it to its former glory, and with Noah’s help, she does just that. But, if not for a diary penned in the 1800s and all that it reveals, she might never have known about its hidden secrets and of those who survived the American Civil War.
Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
River Oaks Plantation 1856 - The minute the horse and buggy drew up in front of it, Margaret Jane Turnrow knew she'd found the home of her dreams. In a trance, she sat spellbound and stared. The majestic beauty from the long white-shelled drive, the huge live oak trees dripped with Spanish moss, and the white-columned splendor of the large two-story antebellum home made her heart flutter. She fell in love at first sight, and that first view of the large white house sitting behind massive oaks took her breath away.

Margaret and her new husband Danny have just returned from their honeymoon to their new thirty-five hundred acre Louisiana home. Danny's promise to "Maggie" is to become a wealthy planter and make them rich with the growing of cotton and sugarcane. But then comes the war. Will they be able to survive the war without losing everything they have worked so hard for?

River Oaks Plantation 2005 - On August 29th, Amaryllis Camilla O'Brien eased her red metallic Chevy Camaro down River Road. After driving all night in horrible wind and rain, she couldn't wait to reach the plantation. Her heart thudded against her chest the closer she got. The best summers of her life were the ones she'd spent under shady oaks with her grandmother. And now with the passing of her grandmother the plantation was hers.

When "Cammie" stepped from her car and made it into her home she found more than she could ever expect. She found an old friend from the past, but she also found that she had picked the worse time ever to return to the plantation. Her return came just in time to experience one of the worse hurricanes Louisiana had ever faced - Katrina.

River Oaks Plantations is made up of two stories that become one.
Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
A fascinating story, spanning over 150 years of history, as it follows Maggie through floods, hurricanes and the US Civil War; and Cammie, Maggie's descendant, through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The majority of the book is set in and around River Oaks Plantation, so Ms Robinson maintains continuity through what is quite a convoluted story through both the setting and the Cammie's possession of Maggie's diary.

Because the story is so complex - following two families in a place that doesn't seem to change much, no matter who lives there - I did find it hard to follow at times, as it jumps between the timelines at key cliffhanger moments, but the other family's story is so engrossing that I sometimes found it confusing to leave the present day and shift back to the past, or vice versa.

There's a strong Christian element throughout the story, which certainly sets it apart from Gone With the Wind, in addition to the juxtaposition of past and present (or at least recent past).
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
This is an absolutely fascinating book. A great way to curl up with the splendor and glory of the old south and compare it ot the present day. The author tells a story which gives us a history and understanding of the very story it is telling. It is done in a wonderful and informative way. Ms. Robinson has a love for the south, her characters, their predicaments. She writes in a very flowing and moving manner as to pull the reader into the story and all it's emotional tolls. I love the way Robinson uses her characters and the flood of katrina in comparison to the turmoil of the civil war to drive her point home. An excellent book, well written. I would recommend it highly.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
click to open popover