Every woman has her Ashely and her Rhett Butler. Goes along with a line in my own book: "A woman has but two loves in life, the one who breaks her heart and the one she spends the rest of her life." Yes, the depiction of people of color is uber lame and its all about the small percentage of Southerns who benefited from the semi-feudal system, but the story, oh the story is so thrilling, and the heroine so spicy. This book stretched the boundaries of what was acceptable at the time for women, and amazingly enough, still does. May you someday find your Rhett Butler, if only in this novel.
Liz R. Newman, Author of An Affinity for Shadows [...]