Joy Ross Davis writes about sweet Anna, who never planned to be the mistress of the fine Devereaux mansion. Henry loved Anna and her fresh, winsome ways immediately. Marriage came quickly for the handsome couple, surprising local society. Henry traveled on railroad business (1880s), leaving the farm and mansion management to Anna.
Henry’s favorite aunt, Violet, comes to visit and help Anna manage the mansion when Henry is away on business. When Anna and Violet get along beautifully, Anna asks Violet to stay with them always.
Davis takes a small cast of characters who could be representative of the sections of a kaleidoscope. With these colorful characters, she builds an ever surprising story moving glowing facets of the kaleidoscope into play.
I don’t want to write a typical ‘book report’ and risk giving all of the facets away. And perhaps denying you, dear reader, the opportunity to give yourself a good, uplifting story to enjoy over and over. Trust me, there is a Devereaux jewel that holds the family together. And trust me that you will enjoy the activities that you will read about which keep that brilliant emerald safe with the family.
About Reading Joy Ross Davis’ Writing
This story isn’t as long as it could be if the author added intimate, boring details. She gives readers a dream to enjoy instead of extending the word count with excessive profanity or smut. As other reviewers have mentioned, the synopsis implies some different aspects from the real story. The synopsis presents a good plot/story, I would have been satisfied with that story. Have to tell you, I’m glad I read the ‘real’ and ‘rest’ of the story because it beats the introduction!
Joy Ross Davis has been a ‘virtual’ friend for several years. I have worked on her website and enjoyed e-mail and chat communication. We’ve never met in person or even spoken on the phone. I enjoy her beautiful writing style. My copy of the book was purchased through Amazon; a review was not required, either positive or negative. To repeat, if you haven’t added Joy Ross Davis to your collection, making certain not to miss any of her stories, you’re denying yourself some excellent reading. I don’t plan to do that!