This is the title of the sequel to Iron Lace. I must say, the first book was way better than the second but it was still pretty good. So what is it all about?
The books are about a man with political ambitions who married correctly to further his itinerary. The wife he chose was fragile and failed to give him a male heir though she gave him a weakling little girl named Aurora who wasn’t expected to live to adulthood. However, he also had a mistress who had given him a healthy daughter and was pregnant with a second child by him. Through many problems, he makes a choice that is horrific and forever taints the future generations of his family.
His sickly daughter does live to grow up into a woman who also makes a few bad decisions before being caught up in a terrible ploy of revenge and retribution. Aurora’s life is forever torn, never to be whole again. Her own children end up will involved in scandals that ripple through Louisiana during the civil rights movements and unrest.
The first book was quite great though I had plenty of characters to not like in it. The second book collected all the secrets of the family – revealing them in a few days of togetherness Aurora had insisted on for the reading of her will. No one is left untouched, untainted by the horrific choice their ancestor had made in a blink of an eye during a hurricane.
I enjoyed the telling of the story and recommend the book to everyone without reservation. Iron Lace is a must read, Rising Tides is something you’ll have to read to find out how it all ends. Overall, you won’t be sorry you took the time to read them. 🙂
Bed time for me – been struggling to stay awake.