By Cathy Marie Buchanan
Steeped within the fascinating heritage of Niagara Falls, this epic love tale is as wealthy, spellbinding, and majestic because the falls themselves.
1915. The sunrise of the hydroelectric strength period in Niagara Falls. Seventeen-year-old Bess Heath has led a sheltered lifestyles because the youngest daughter of the director of the Niagara energy corporation. After commencement day at her boarding institution, she is impatient to come to her picturesque kin domestic close to Niagara Falls. but if she arrives, not anything is as she had left it. Her father has misplaced his task on the energy corporation, her mom is lowered to taking in stitching from the society women she as soon as entertained, and Isabel, her vivacious older sister, is a shadow of her former self. She has close herself in her bed room, slightly eating--and harboring a secret.
The evening of her go back, Bess meets Tom Cole unintentionally on a trolley platform. She unearths herself inexplicably interested in him--against her family's robust objections. he's not from their international. Rough-hewn and fearless, he lives off what the river offers and has an uncanny skill to foretell the whims of the falls. His bold river rescues render him a neighborhood hero and solid him as a probability to the ability businesses that search to harness the ability of the falls for themselves. As their lives develop into extra totally entwined, Bess is compelled to make a painful selection among what she desires and what's top for her kinfolk and her future.
Set opposed to the tumultuous backdrop of Niagara Falls, at a time whilst daredevils shot the river rapids in barrels and nice business fortunes have been made and misplaced as quick as lives disappeared, The Day the Falls Stood nonetheless is an intoxicating debut novel.
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