Marianne K. Martin
- Title: Under the Witness Tree
- Author: Marianne K. Martin
- ISBN: 9781932859003
- Page: 189
- Format: Paperback
After inheriting an old plantation house from an aunt she didn t know existed, Dhari Weston heads 800 miles south to see the place and meets intriguing Dr Erin Hughes, a local history professor with a passion for old houses Dhari s life is complicated enough without meeting such an attractive and intelligent woman Her mother needs her, her father relies on her and her gAfter inheriting an old plantation house from an aunt she didn t know existed, Dhari Weston heads 800 miles south to see the place and meets intriguing Dr Erin Hughes, a local history professor with a passion for old houses Dhari s life is complicated enough without meeting such an attractive and intelligent woman Her mother needs her, her father relies on her and her girlfriend worries her But when Erin finds old letters and a diary, Dhari knows she can t leave until she finds out the truth .Marianne K Martin is the best selling author of five novels including Mirrors and Love in the Balance.
Recent Comments "Under the Witness Tree"
Lambda Literary Award Finalist"Under the Witness Tree is a multi-dimensional love story woven with rich themes of family and the search for roots. This is a novel of discovery that reaches into the deeply personal and well beyond - into our community and its emerging history. Marianne Martin achieves new heights with this lovingly researched and intelligent novel." -Katherine V. ForrestDhari's life is complicated already, with a girlfriend she wants to commit to, a family who needs her to calm t [...]
Nice little romance. When you're the juggler trying to keep all the balls in the air: your job, your lover, your family splintering because of your crazy mother, your own sanity, the last thing you need is an aunt you've never heard of leaving you a plantation (A plantation, mind you!) in a region of the country you've never been to. Add the beautiful and interesting Erin as a consultant for historical houses; add Nessie, ancient holder of family secrets and you are reassessing your life to find [...]
This is what i all a 'hallmark type book.' Very feelingsy, very fried green tomatoes and all those movies ive never seen. a city woman from the middle of the country inherits a big, pre civil war house outside of atlanta, from a relative she didn't know existed. right now, the book sounds AWESOME. how awesome would it be to get something like that? love! dealing with issues such as her mom's craziness and insecurities about her girlfriend, she is prejudiced and distracted about selling the house [...]
I enjoyed the first part of the book. It would have been good if the author explained a bit more where the main character's fears came from. Yes, mention is made of the bipolar mother but I would have liked that theme to be fleshed out a bit.The second thing that I would have liked is the author delving deeper into the war efforts of women as the history of war is always told from a male perspective.
Great story: woman inherits house with secrets and history. Likeable characters, both main and secondary. Lovely setting—the tree itself. But at 210 pages, it just isn’t long enough to delve deeply into the various story lines: Dhari’s mother, Erin’s adoption, Addy’s secrets. The writing is generally good, but I found Nessie's heavy dialect hard to read.
entertaining readThot this was a nice story with a clever ending and a bit of historical fiction which I always enjoy, plus a nice amount of romance. I will read others by this author.
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