On Leaving Charleston

From the waning glory of the Old SouthThe plantation house, the lands, the golden traditions of Ashley Barony made it the pride of Charleston But its fortunes fell violently, irrevocably, on Margaret Garden Tradd s scandalous wedding day.To the wild razzle dazzle of the jazz age.From an ugly duckling love child, Garden Tradd became the glorious belle her mother, MarFrom the waning glory of the Old SouthThe plantation house, the lands, the golden traditions of Ashley Barony made it the pride of Charleston But its fortunes fell violently, irrevocably, on Margaret Garden Tradd s scandalous wedding day.To the wild razzle dazzle of the jazz age.From an ugly duckling love child, Garden Tradd became the glorious belle her mother, Margaret, had longed to be Garden s marriage to the dashing Yankee, Sky Harris, was a triumph the match of a decade.With breathtaking abandon and dazzling innocence, she danced through Paris, London, and New York as the twenties roareduntil betrayal turned the glitter to bitter ash.until vengeful secrets of the past sent her home to Charleston a city waiting to embrace its own or exact its own very special revenge.
On Leaving Charleston From the waning glory of the Old SouthThe plantation house the lands the golden traditions of Ashley Barony made it the pride of Charleston But its fortunes fell violently irrevocably on Margaret

  • Title: On Leaving Charleston
  • Author: Alexandra Ripley
  • ISBN: 9780446360012
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Alexandra Ripley

    Alexandra Ripley was an American writer best known as the author of Scarlett, the sequel to Gone with the Wind Her first novel was Who s the Lady in the President s Bed Charleston, her first historical novel, was a bestseller, as were her next books On Leaving Charleston, The Time Returns, and New Orleans Legacy Scarlett received some bad reviews, but was very successful nonetheless She attended the elite Ashley Hall, in Charleston, South Carolina, and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.She died in Richmond, Virginia, and is survived by two daughters from her first marriage to Leonard Ripley, a son in law and granddaughter, Alexandra Elizabeth.Ripley has also published works under the name B.K Ripley.

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    • Sara Jo Schmidt said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      This is one of the rare occasions where the sequel was better than the original! The reason I liked this one more was because it was not as predictable as the first one. In the original "Charleston", I could practically see when danger was coming. I knew what was coming and when it was going to come. Still enjoyed it, but was not the same in this enthralling sequel. This book was a prime example of some SERIOUS girl on girl hate. Namely a mother in law against a daughter in law who really didn't [...]

    • Dorothy said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      A great book of the South in the early 1900's.A story of how the blood lines of persons were more importantthan the amount of money they may have.A young Southern 17 year old girl marries a man from a familywith money and goes to live in Europe and lives a very wildlife. The mother does not approve of her because she had livedin Charleston as a child also and was in love with this girl's father but did not marry him. Revenge is very prominate in thetelling this story. I really enjoyed this story [...]

    • Elizabeth Ruth said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      So this is the sequel to another Ripley tome, which I had to read immediately because the first book ends on a cliffhanger. And I almost put this down more than once, because the cliffhanger doesn't end for the first 300 pages of this one. I fumed and raged and read on, because I couldnt give up hope And I was vindicated. This is a tremendously satisfying and salacious sequel to the first Charleston book, if you can forgive the ridiculous narrative structure and prolonged cliffhanger. Ripley lov [...]

    • Paula Mccallum said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      Historical fiction is my genre! This covered, not only my beloved adopted home of SC, but the fascinating events of the first third of the 20th century (the South, still recovering from the wohwah [civil war] and adjusting to a new way of life, the dawning of the age of the automobile, electric lights & the telephone, the roaring 20's, the Europe of F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald & Ernest Hemingway (a seriously fast crowd

    • Chris said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      Alexandra Ripley has a gift for describing the beauty of the south. I didn't enjoy the story line as much as I thought I would. In the first 70 pages you enjoy 8 new characters, then she kills off 7 of 'em! It seemed like killing off the troublemakers was her way of taking care of the difficulties, which was kind of boring. It was, however, a nice light read that took almost no concentration to stay into; which is great when I'm trying to escape into a book for 10 min at a time.

    • Jenn Konkel said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      I liked the overall plot idea, but I feel the story had too much extraneous information and could have been executed much better. It actually felt like two stories smushed together, the first one having very little to do with the second. The ending was also very abrupt, in which the bad guy conveniently was killed, and the heroines father (unbeknownst to her) returns from the dead.

    • Alicia said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      I read this book forever ago, so i dont remember all of the details, but i do remember that it was REALLY good, just what you expect from alexandra ripley. the main character is real and lovable, and the plot is amazing, spanning several decades and featuring a few smart, beautiful, kick-butt southern women

    • Melissa said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      As with all the other Ripley books I have read, this one had a rushed ending that came abruptly. Talk about deux machina too. I enjoyed reading about the time period, but didn't like how they ended Garden and Sky. Nor did I care for all the Charleston rules stuff. I could have gotten over my dislikes more if the ending were stronger. Not a bad read, but it could have been a great one.

    • Rosslyn said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      The 1920's are often skipped in the world of romance, not so in this wonderful novel that covers this time period elegantly and realistically. This is one story that is full of historical facts. The author gives the reader a refreshingly accurate depiction of life as a 1920's flapper, a lifestyle which she shows was not without its repercussions.

    • Raye said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      Another one that was great! I was happy with how it turned out but really got mad at some of the charectors in her book. That's how you can tell it is a good book-how invloved you get with the people.

    • Lori Baldi said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      I really liked this book and need to re-read it soon. This was the first book I read by Ripley and have been a fan ever since. I love the time period of the 20s and the main character was exciting. This is a keeper!

    • Ann said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      Loved it. LOVED it. Absolutely loved it.I am a big Charleston fan, so anything about the city is just a joy for me. I fell in love with the characters. You need to read Ripley's first book about Charleston before this one, tho.

    • Stacy said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      Another good read.You fall in love with the characters and you also hate the evil mother inlawHard to put down and you feel sad when the story ends.Not that ends badly it's just you miss the characters and the story.

    • Tammy said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      I read this the first time way back when I heard she was going to write the sequel to 'Gone with the Wind'.

    • Vikki said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      This is the continuation of the book Charleston. An excellent book. I really did enjoy it. A clean book.

    • Justice said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      loved this book

    • Genie Nygren said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      Loved it

    • Marilyn said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      It's a bit Gone with the Wind - ish, but I loved reading historical fiction on Charleston when I was there.

    • Brenda said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      No dust jacket.

    • Kathy said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      Enjoyed.

    • Linda Kemp said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      Garden's life from ugly duckling to becoming full of beauty, strength and facing the "facts", realizing who you are and what you want.

    • HeavyReader said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      Another one that I remember nothing about except that I really liked it at the time, "the time" being high school or maybe even junior high.

    • Meghan Weaver said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      It was okay, for once I did not feel like Ripley left me flat and unfulfilled.

    • Lindsay said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      I got into the main character. I could relate to her feelings of displacement. Read it straight through.

    • Christa said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      I save this and pull it out to reread every few years.

    • +*ashley*+ said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      I have read this book so many times and still do not get tired of it.

    • April said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      This is one of my all-time favorite books. It's about to fall apart because I have read it so many times! It's just a fun read!

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