When Venus Fell

When Venus Fell

Paperback - 1999
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Home is wherever the heart leads....

The ties that bind us--to our families, to our pasts--are at the heart of this deeply engrossing story.nbsp;nbsp;

Venus Arinelli saw her future as a concert pianist shattered when her father's life ended in disgrace.nbsp;nbsp;Now Venus plays in cocktail lounges, sporting her survival skills like a suit of armor.nbsp;nbsp;When a stranger emerges from her parents' long-ago past with an offer too good to refuse, Venus' suspicions flare up.

But Gib Cameron has a special mission.nbsp;nbsp;He represents the Camerons of Tennessee--a family as rooted in American history and Southern soil as Venus' is notorious and fly-by-night.nbsp;nbsp;Yet the Camerons, survivors of tragedy, need Venus for reasons that have to do with honor and loyalty and an almost mystical bond to their shared past.nbsp;nbsp;And Gib, as hard-eyed a skeptic as Venus herself, has to persuade her to come to their mountain home.

Humor, sexiness, pathos, and surprises are all part of Deborah Smith's unique storytelling magic.nbsp;nbsp; When Venus Fell will entrance readers with its tale of Venus's reluctant journey to Tennessee, where two well-guarded hearts, afraid to trust again, will find they've come home.
Publisher: New York : Bantam, 1999
ISBN: 9780553562798


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Jan 27, 2012

I do enjoy Smith's novels, and I'm glad the SPL system carries them for they are pure delight. This one I'd read before, and may have been the first I read by her, and while I'd remembered some of the circumstances of the plot - I didn't remember the story. Reading it again, it is not my favorite Smith novel but it is everything I have come to expect from her - interesting characters, intriguing situations, and an ultimately up-lifting story. I particularly like the communities she makes - not necessarily of families but of people throwing in together to survive and become better than they would be separately.


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