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I love when Ms. Frank writes about the Lowcountry!
Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2019
One scene in this book stood out in my mind vividly and since I've read every book published by Dorothea Benton Frank, it's hard for me to believe that the use of the word "arcane" in a discussion between Richard and Caroline such as the discussion on their wedding night. Richard tells his new wife that the vow "of the wife obeying her husband was arcane". I had trouble understanding what he disagreed with regarding this vow (personally I also disagree with the inclusion of this vow in a wedding ceremony but it's because I don't think a wife is a husband's property or under his supervision because a female is unable to make rational decisions of her own about something in regards to herself or even something that involves both of them as a couple. Most of the 20th century and currently all of the 21st century views marriage as an equal partnership). Richard saying he finds this vow to be arcane confused me. Perhaps the Author meant to say archaic which would, by definition, make sense. Arcane and archaic have two separate and unrelated definitions. I may be nitpicking but the correct use of words should be a major priority to a writer or storyteller, which this Author definitely IS in my opinion..still even with that blip....I'd recommend this book!