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Anne Rivers Siddons. Burnt Mountain. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2011.

Although Thayer Wentworth has lived most of her life in an affluent community outside of Atlanta, Georgia, the most pivotal events of her life occurred at Camp Sherwood Forest in the mountains of North Carolina. For the tomboy whose father was killed tragically in a car accident when she was just a girl and who shared a strained relationship with her mother, summer camp was a magical escape. Only as a counselor surrounded by happy children and fun co-counselors did Thayer feel as though she truly fit in with those around her. She even falls in love with a co-worker, Nick Abrams, who she believes to be the love of her life. The two commit to each other with promises to reunite once Nick returns from a summer visit to Europe.

Thayer’s mother, however, is determined to destroy not only the teens’ relationship but also the symbol of their bond in a terrible act of betrayal. With the encouragement of her beloved grandmother, Thayer decides to attend The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She falls in love again with a professor who captivates her with his love of Irish mythology, and he becomes her husband. Although Thayer expects to fall into the pleasant routine of marriage, the sparkle of summer camp has not extinguished – with surprising results for all involved.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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