A lovely Christian, historical love story, era 1858 in Eufaula, Alabama by the Chatthoochee River. Lily is 18 years old living at home with her parents. Papa and Mama, Lily's parents has planned an arranged marriage for her to a cousin, Green Bethune. Green came to visit and to count Lily. Lily meets a Streamboat Captain, Harrison Wingate and immediately fall in love with him.
Lily battles with her parents against the arranged marriage, she is in love with the Captain. She is also battling with her faith in God to obey her parents. The family is strong in God's faith and wants to do the right thing. If you enjoy historical romances this is the book for you. I enjoyed it, a fast paced love story. This book was written in 1985 but it is still a good love story.
The river brought a handsome stranger to her. Would the river also take him away? From her Alabama mansion on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Lily watches the steamboats pass and dreams of falling in love with the perfect man, giving him her whole mind and spirit. But when the river gives her an irresistible steamboat captain, Lily is torn between him and her pledge to marry the wealthy man her parents have chosen for her. Torn by her love for the mysterious captain, she struggles with duty, honor and faith. Like the river's dangerous currents, her choice will change the course of her life forever. Jacquelyn Cook is the author of acclaimed historical novels and historical romances, with over 500,000 copies sold. Her classic, four-book River series authentically recreates the romance and drama of the Civil War era in historic Eufaula, Alabama. Formerly collected in a popular anthology titled Magnolias, the River series is now offered to readers in these updated editions.