Light on the Veranda
PRAISE FOR A COTTAGE BY THE SEA:
"An intriguing, enticing, complex, and romantic novel
that will keep readers up long into the night."
A secret may hold for a hundred years...
and then it's time for the past to take revenge
Daphne Duvallon vowed never to return to the South years ago
when she left her philandering fiance at the altar. Now family
has called he
I just didn't connect with this book: the characters, the setting, even the historical story. The character Daphne has these flashbacks of sorts to her ancestor and namesake who lived two hundred years before. I guess these flashbacks were triggered by music, but sometimes she had them when there wasn't any music around, so I don't know.
The historic flashbacks were so random and oddly spaced out, and there weren't many of them. I cou ...more
This was really cool to read! Different, but really cool. First off I’ll say this is a republished novel, not a new one. And considering the fabulous new cover, I say it was a fabulous idea. Gorgeous, gorgeous cover.
Now, reading a book initially published in 2001 was really interesting. The differences between the writing style and plot pace between now and then kept coming to mind; of course, I’m not making generalizations here but I’ve ...more
A Light on the Veranda is a multilayered story. It takes the reader back and forth from the present to the nineteenth century when another Daphne lived—a Daphne who yearned for love. Interesting parallels emerge between the two Daphnes.
There's more to Bluff House than Daphne ever imagined when she left New York to move to the deep South. Family roots run deep in Natchez, Mississippi and Daphne’s family is no exception. The old harp at ...more
New Orleans-born professional harpist Daphne’s life took a turn for the better when she walked out on her wedding to the rat of the century. But now she’s in Natchez to play her harp at her beloved brother’s wedding. There she meets Simon, a man vastly different from the rodents she usually encounters. The attract ...more
This w ...more
Daphne Duvallon is a classical harpist in New York City, but she is fired for taking off the weekend of a very important concert to play ...more
Ciji Ware creates a seductive world in her romance novel, A Light on the Veranda, an atmosphere which brings Simon and Daphne together b ...more
Published by: Sourcebooks Landmark
Age Recommend: 16
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: GMTA
"A Light on the Veranda" by CIJI Ware was good read. The story took place in Natchez, Mississippi. It was very long, detailed and I thought the story was very well presented. The characters focusing on the past and the present really were simply amazing in the way it was presented. The authors' details were simply off the chart making this story a very fascinatin ...more
A wonderfully researched story of very real people with fragile emotions and a city rich with history, of a past when women were controlled by the men in th ...more
The setting was well described and you could easily picture yourself there. What I found took away from the overall novel was how it seemed t ...more
I recall liking Ciji Ware's books when I read them many years ago and really enjoyed her book, "A Race to Splendor". Throughout this book I kept thinking, hmmm, this seems a bit familiar; but, I read so many books I'm bound to find some similar to others. I also kept thinking that I was remembering characters in the book for which this is the sequel, "Midnight ...more
Daphne Duvallon left her finance at the altar. When called to Natchez, Mississippi, her boss in New York City fires her. Now without a job Daphne goes to Natchez and soon finds opportunities to work as well as the love of her life but she also finds herself slipping into the time of her suffering ancestor and namesake.
This book kept ...more
I also found it irritating how the characters who were written to be in their thirties still behaved like they were wounded, pouting junior high kids. Drama for the sake of drama makes for a very disappointed reader. Yep. This is strike #2, and so I just think Ciji Ware books are not for me.