Monday, September 9, 2013

Mailbox Monday - The Cove



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Title: The Cove
Author: Ron Rash
Publisher: April 10th 2012 by Ecco
Format: Hardcover, 255 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: Paperbackswap.com


Overview

Deep in the rugged Appalachians of North Carolina lies the cove, a dark, forbidding place where spirits and fetches wander, and even the light fears to travel. Or so the townsfolk of Mars Hill believe–just as they know that Laurel Shelton, the lonely young woman who lives within its shadows, is a witch. Alone except for her brother, Hank, newly returned from the trenches of France, she aches for her life to begin.

Then it happens–a stranger appears, carrying nothing but a beautiful silver flute and a note explaining that his name is Walter, he is mute, and is bound for New York. Laurel finds him in the woods, nearly stung to death by yellow jackets, and nurses him back to health. As the days pass, Walter slips easily into life in the cove and into Laurel's heart, bringing her the only real happiness she has ever known.

But Walter harbors a secret that could destroy everything–and danger is closer than they know. Though the war in Europe is near its end, patriotic fervor flourishes thanks to the likes of Chauncey Feith, an ambitious young army recruiter who stokes fear and outrage throughout the county. In a time of uncertainty, when fear and ignorance reign, Laurel and Walter will discover that love may not be enough to protect them.

5 comments:

Harvee said...

Sounds like a beguiling romance and mystery!

Elizabeth said...

Enjoy your book and your week.

I don't know what I have received since I am out of town, but I did attend a Hachette Book Event and received 9 books. I will report about those books on next week's Mailbox Monday when I return.

Actually my husband just called and told me I received SIX books. I said please tell me the titles, and he said he didn't feel like opening all the packages. :( Oh well...it will be an even bigger surprise.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Tribute Books Mama said...

The Cove sounds interesting.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/09/mailbox-monday_9.html

Shoshanah said...

I remember back when The Cove was first coming out being intrigued by it. I actually haven't thought about it in a while, so thanks for reminding me of it. Hope it's one you enjoy!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I've heard good things about this author and his books. Hope you enjoy it!