Burnt Mountain by Anne Rivers Siddons

  Regina  Review by Regina

Title:  Burnt Mountain

Author:  Anne Rivers Siddons

Collection:  Adult Fiction

Thayer, unlike her genteel Southern mother and older sister, is a tomboy through and through, especially when she’s in her old hut down on the riverbank. She connects more with her beloved father, busy headmaster at a boys’ school and her grandmother, the lovely matriarch of the family. Several tragedies occur as she grows from childhood into a beautiful young woman herself and Thayer is betrayed by her mother, especially after an event that changes her life forever. After entering college she falls in love with Aengus, an Irish professor, and they make their home back in Atlanta, near Burnt Mountain. But, as Aengus slips more into his Celtic mythology, Thayer feels she will lose him forever.

I usually love Siddons’ way of writing. There are a few authors that can make you hear, smell, and taste the characters and settings. This novel, although I enjoyed most it, seemed to fray near the end and I wasn’t quite sure how I felt when I closed the pages of the book. Maybe confused?

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