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Charleston

Margaret Bradham Thornton

A gifted writer makes her fiction debut with this lyrical and haunting story of missed chances and enduring love, set against the backdrop of high society Charleston, which probes the eternal question: can we ever truly go home again? When Eliza Poinsett left the elegant world of Charleston for college, she never expected it would take her ten years to return. Now almost a decade later, she is an art historian in London with a charming Etonian boyfriend who adores her. But the past catches up with her when she runs into Henry, her childhood love, at a wedding in the English countryside. Already unnerved by the encounter, Eliza's carefully guarded equilibrium is shattered when she meets Henry again in Charleston, where she's come for her stepsister's debut. Set against a backdrop of stately homes, the seductive Lowcountry landscape, and the entangled lives of families who trace their ancestors back for generations, Eliza has to decide if she is willing to risk everything for which she has worked so hard to be with the only man she has ever truly loved. Charleston is an evocative, melancholy novel about one woman's love-for both a man and an unforgettable city. Emotionally resonant, beguiling in its atmosphere, it illuminates the elusive notion of home, and explores whether we can we truly ever go back to the place-and the people-that indelibly shaped us.

A gifted writer makes her fiction debut with this lyrical and haunting story of missed chances and enduring love, set against the backdrop of high society Charleston, which probes the eternal question: can we ever truly go home again? When Eliza Poinsett left the elegant world of Charleston for college, she never expected it would take her ten years to return. Now almost a decade later, she is an art historian in London with a charming Etonian boyfriend who adores her. But the past catches up with her when she runs into Henry, her childhood love, at a wedding in the English countryside. Already unnerved by the encounter, Eliza's carefully guarded equilibrium is shattered when she meets Henry again in Charleston, where she's come for her stepsister's debut. Set against a backdrop of stately homes, the seductive Lowcountry landscape, and the entangled lives of families who trace their ancestors back for generations, Eliza has to decide if she is willing to risk everything for which she has worked so hard to be with the only man she has ever truly loved. Charleston is an evocative, melancholy novel about one woman's love-for both a man and an unforgettable city. Emotionally resonant, beguiling in its atmosphere, it illuminates the elusive notion of home, and explores whether we can we truly ever go back to the place-and the people-that indelibly shaped us.
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A gifted writer makes her fiction debut with this lyrical and haunting story of missed chances and enduring love, set against the backdrop of high society Charleston, which probes the eternal question: can we ever truly go home again? When Eliza Poinsett left the elegant world of Charleston for college, she never expected it would take her ten years to return. Now almost a decade later, she is an art historian in London with a charming Etonian boyfriend who adores her. But the past catches up with her when she runs into Henry, her childhood love, at a wedding in the English countryside. Already unnerved by the encounter, Eliza's carefully guarded equilibrium is shattered when she meets Henry again in Charleston, where she's come for her stepsister's debut. Set against a backdrop of stately homes, the seductive Lowcountry landscape, and the entangled lives of families who trace their ancestors back for generations, Eliza has to decide if she is willing to risk everything for which she has worked so hard to be with the only man she has ever truly loved. Charleston is an evocative, melancholy novel about one woman's love-for both a man and an unforgettable city. Emotionally resonant, beguiling in its atmosphere, it illuminates the elusive notion of home, and explores whether we can we truly ever go back to the place-and the people-that indelibly shaped us.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Bennett

Length:

9h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

43:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:49