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Southern Ruby Audiobook

Southern Ruby

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Publisher's Summary

Forbidden love. Family secrets. A twist of fate. The stunning new generational saga from Belinda Alexandra, best-selling author of Tuscan Rose and White Gardenia.

In New Orleans - the city of genteel old houses covered in Spanish moss, of seductive nightlife, of Creole, voodoo and jazz - two women separated by time and tragedy will find each other at last.

Amanda, orphaned as a child and suffering the loss of her beloved grandmother, has left Sydney in search of a family she never knew. Ruby, constrained by the expectations of society and class, is carrying a lifetime of secrets. Amanda's arrival sparks revelations long buried: a double life, a forbidden love, and a loss that cannot be forgotten.

Southern Ruby is a sweeping story of love, passion, family and honour. Alternating in time between the 1950s and the eve of Hurricane Katrina, it is also a tribute to a city heady with music, drama, history and superstition which has borne the tumults of race and class and the fury of nature but has never given up hope.

©2014 Belinda Alexandra (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Filled with glamour, heartbreak, drama and suspense." (The Age)
"Intrigue, passion, betrayal - all the ingredients for a must-read novel." (Woman's Day)

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    "So, Love does conquer all !!!"

    This story was very well written. And the storyline, as well as, the storytelling was captivating. I especially enjoyed being able to identify with much of the setting and surroundings. I also appreciate the realistic dialect and cultural expression. My daughter lives there and has many French-creo friends. The research and hard work is vivid and was obviously shown in the details of the story.

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    caroline g 10-21-16
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    I've read almost every Belinda Alexandra book and was excited to see a book about New Orleans. I am from Baton Rouge and my grandfather was actually one of the U.S. marshals that brought Ruby Bridges to school in New Orleans after desegregation so that was a nice surprise to read about! I love Caroline Lee, but her cajun accent was a little hard for me to accept, but I plowed on and really enjoyed the book!

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    "Atmospheric with characters I would love to meet."

    Atmospheric with characters I would like to meet. Sad when this marvellous story ended.

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