By Anne Rivers Siddons
Harper Large Print, (September 1, 2005)
>From bestselling author Anne Rivers Siddons comes a bittersweet and finely wrought story of friendship, family, and Charleston society.
Left mostly to herself, Emily Parmenter has built a life around the faded plantation where her family raises the legendary Boykin hunting spaniels. It is a narrow world, but to Emily it has magic: deep-sea dolphins who play in Sweetwater Creek; her extraordinary bond with the dogs she trains; her almost mystic communion with her own spaniel, Elvis; the dreaming old Lowcountry itself.
Then comes Lulu Foxworth, who has run away from her hectic Charleston debutante season to spend a summer with the quiet marshes and river, and the life-giving dogs. Lulu has a powerful enchantment of her own, and this, along with the dark secret she brings with her, will inevitably blow Emily's magical world apart -- but at a terrible price.