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message 1: by Cathy (last edited Jun 10, 2009 08:31AM) (new) - added it

Cathy Marie Buchanan This is my debut novel. On the shelves September 2009 in Canada and the US and February 2010 in the UK and Italy. Here's the copy that will likely be on the cover in the US. What do you think?

Steeped in the intriguing history of Niagara Falls, this is an epic love story as rich, spellbinding and majestic as the falls themselves.

1915. The dawn of the hydroelectric power era in Niagara Falls. Seventeen-year-old Bess Heath has led a sheltered existence as the youngest daughter of the director of the Niagara Power Company. After graduation day at her boarding school, she is impatient to return to her picturesque family home near Niagara Falls. But when she arrives, nothing is as she left it. Her father has lost his job at the power company, her mother is reduced to taking in sewing from the society ladies she once entertained, and Isabel, her vivacious older sister, is a shadow of her former self. She has shut herself in her bedroom, barely eating—and harbouring a secret.

The night of her return Bess meets Tom Cole by chance on a trolley platform. She finds herself inexplicably drawn to him—against her family’s strong objections. He is not from their world. Rough-hewn and fearless, he lives off what the river provides and has an uncanny ability to predict the whims of the falls. His daring river rescues render him a local hero and cast him as a threat to the power companies that seek to harness the power of the falls for themselves. As their lives become more fully entwined, Bess is forced to make a painful choice between what she wants and what is best for her family and her future.

Set against the tumultuous backdrop of Niagara Falls, at a time when daredevils shot the river rapids in barrels and great industrial fortunes were made and lost as quickly as lives disappeared, The Day the Falls Stood Still is an intoxicating debut novel.

Laura I am a bookseller reading the ARC now and was drawn in by the cover copy and the cover image. I am often drawn to anything with a lake or water on the cover or River in the title (I live on the Mississippi River). I am really enjoying reading The Day the Falls Stood Still. It is living up to what the cover copy promises extremely well.

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Cathy Marie Buchanan I love that you're reading The Day the Falls Stood Still. I'm still not used to the idea of it being out there. Happy reading.

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