"Decency requires the truth and love requires a lie." This was
the moral dilemma Isabella Beecher Hooker faced when brother Henry Ward Beecher,
the most celebrated and famous preacher of the 19th Century, went on
trial for adultery. Isabella chose to take the decency route and this choice
cost her the friendship of her beloved sister, Harriet, who insisted her brother
was innocent of charges. This question is at the heart of this story of two
sisters and how best to serve their love for their brotherthrough loyalty or
The book's action takes place in two days of March 1887. Henry Ward Beecher is dying as the family gathers near and the public waits at his doorstep. But in flashbacks, through the alternating voices of Harriet and Isabella, the reader is taken back to the year 1872 where we come to intimately know the members of this powerful ...
BookBrowse's reviews and backstories are a members-only benefit. Full information is available on books for a limited time when they are featured as "Editor's Choices" - but that time has now elapsed for this book.click to join
Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!
Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only
Southern Gothic fantasy with a contemporary flare set in Savannah
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.
Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.