Headstrong, exuberant, and independent, Lucy Bondurant is a
devastating beauty who will never become the demure Southern lady
her mother and society demand. Sheppard Gibbs Bondurant III, Lucy's
older cousin, is too shy and bookish to become the classically
suave and gregarious Southern gentleman his family expects. Growing
up together in a sprawling home on Atlanta's Peachtree Road, these
two will be united by fierce love and hate, and by rebellion
against the narrow aristocratic society into which they were born.
Anne Rivers Siddons's classic novel vividly brings to life their
mesmerizing, unforgettable story-set against the dramatic changing
landscape of Atlanta, a sleepy city destined for greatness.