Friday, 14 October 2011
The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
Steeped in the intriguing history of Niagara Falls, this is
an epic love story as rich, spellbinding and majestic as
the falls themselves.
1915. The dawn of the hydroelectric power era in Niagara Falls.Bess Heath has led a sheltered existence as the youngest daughter of the director of the Niagara Power Company.
After graduation day at her boarding school, she is impatient to return to her picturesque family home near the falls. But when she arrives, nothing is as she left it. Her father has lost his job at the power company, her mother is reduced to taking in sewing from society ladies she once entertained, and, Isabel, Bess' vivacious older sister, is a shadow of her former self. She has shut herself in her bedroom barely eating and harboring a secret....
Set against the tumultuous background of Niagara Falls, at a time when daredevils shot the river rapids in barrels and great industrial fortunes were made and lost as quickly as lives disappeared, The Day the Falls Stood Still is an intoxicating debut novel.
About the Author
The Globe and Mail