The Inheritance of Beauty (Paperback)

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Beauty, like truth, is enduring. But only one can set you free. The Inheritance of Beauty is a rich and enchanting story about 92-year-old George, forced to watch his beloved wife Maggie fade from Alzheimer's--until a stranger arrives at their nursing home to bring the tragic past crashing back.

Maggie Black came of age in the lush, fragrant lowcountry of South Carolina--spending her days with her beloved brother and the childhood sweetheart she would grow up to marry. But when a stranger arrived on the train one summer, Maggie couldn't imagine the evil he would bring with him. And though she escaped with her life, the ramifications of that fateful summer would alter all of their lives forever.

Now, some eighty years later, Maggie and her husband George are spending their remaining days in a nursing home, helpless as age slowly robs Maggie of her ability to communicate. When a mysterious package arrives, followed closely by a stranger whose identity haunts them, Maggie and George are hemmed in by a history they'd rather forget.

As the truth reveals itself, George knows he must face the past and its lifetime of repercussions. It's the only way to free himself and his precious wife--if it's not too late. But George isn't sure how many lives were affected by the stranger in Levy . . . or why life must come full-circle now when he's running out of time

  • Haunting southern fiction told through alternating points of view in the present and 1929
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
  • Also by Nicole Seitz: Saving Cicadas, A Hundred Years of Happiness, and Trouble the Water

Product Details
ISBN: 9781595545046
ISBN-10: 1595545042
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: February 7th, 2011
Pages: 320
Language: English