SKYE CAMERON by Phyllis A. Whitney


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..... is New England raised and daughter of a Creole Scots marriage; she is also a stiff necked, prim Yankee, jealous of her flirtatious mother and antagonistic to the softer ways of New Orleans when they seek refuge with her Creols uncle after her father's crippling accident. She learns that her mother's brother is firm about ruling his own, that he is willing to coerce her into marriage with Courtney Law by threatening to endanger her father's health- and she learns too that she loves Courtney's ""barbarian"" brother, Justin, from the west whose evil reputation in his birthplace has made him a marked man. Through her mother's disastrous effect on Courtney, through Uncle Robert's manipulations of the Law inheritance and Justin's previous marriage, Skye gains courage to be herself with compassion for the tangle in which her family and her love are involved and a duel, a storm and their aftermath bring her to Justin. 1880 and a Creole code flouted by a girl with a rebel heart -- in politest terms.

Publisher: Appleton-Century Crofts