Morning song

Karen Robards

Book - 1990

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New York : Avon Books c1990.
Physical Description
393 p.
Main Author
Karen Robards (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Robards ( Tiger's Eye ) here transposes the tale of Cinderella to a cotton plantation in the antebellum South. Wicked, sexy Celia is cruel to Jessie, the spirited, late-blooming daughter of her deceased husband. The unlikely prince is Clive, a former riverboat gambler who marries Celia to gain control of her property. It is he who sees past Jessie's self-hatred to her inner beauty and who summons her deepest longings. Robards so effectively entangles the trio in plot complications that, ultimately, she must introduce a murder in order to clear a path for her so-called happy ending. Despite Robards's pains to legitimate the ardor between a young woman and her stepmother's husband, the unsavoriness of this theme is aggravated by protracted descriptions of Clive's drunken defloration of Jessie and his subsequent attempts to teach her the art of lovemaking. (Jan.) Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Protesting her widowed stepmother's forthcoming marriage to Stuart Edwards, a suspected riverboat gambler, young tomboy Jessie Lindsay is unprepared for the subsequent attraction she feels for Stuart and the scandalous passion that brings them together. Reissue

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When fortune hunter James Edwards weds Jessica Lindsey's widowed mother, he swears to straighten up and ship out his disobedient stepdaughter, but then a simple toilette uncovers Jessica's stunning beauty and James falls fast for his Southern "Eliza Dooli

Review by Publisher Summary 3

“Karen Robards writes spellbinding romance.” —Publishers Weekly A fan-favorite historical romance classic from the incomparable Karen Robards, Morning Song is the New York Times bestselling author at her best. This story of an innocent Mississippi beauty and a rogue riverboat gambler is alive with the trademark Robards magic—and anyone who loves superior love stories will be enchanted by this Morning Song.