Anne Lovett’s luscious debut novel, Rubies from Burma, places her clearly in the tradition of fine Southern story tellers. This poignant story of two sisters at odds...kept me up at night, turning its pages. ...Readers, like me, will eagerly await her next book.
-- Rosemary Daniell, author of The Hurricane Season and seven other books of poetry and prose
[Rubies from Burma] is a masterpiece of lush writing, telling of a young girl’s growing-up years at a time in history when innocence was not so rare. Scenes of life on a Georgia farm of the 1940s and ‘50s will stay in your mind and heart....
--Judith Keim, author of The Beach House Hotel series and other books.
A world at war. Romantic tension. A forlorn girl determined to win over a man she cannot have.
Georgia, 1941. Mae Lee Willis may only be eight years old, but she has her heart set on her older sister’s boyfriend. Frustrated by her sibling’s infidelity to the dashing paratrooper, she takes matters into her own hands. But the little girl never expected spilling the beans would have fatal consequences…
When the long-forbidden apple of Mae Lee’s eye returns years later damaged in mind and body from his battles in Burma, she can’t shake her naïve longing. But when a sudden tragedy commits her to her sister’s care, the heartsick teen is forced to face the brutal fragility of family bonds and selfless sacrifice.
Will Mae Lee’s WWII flame be smothered by reality?
Rubies from Burma is a captivating standalone coming-of-age story. If you like wartime novels, tumultuous relationships, and relatable small-town characters, then you’ll adore Anne Lovett’s enthralling page-turner.
Other Titles By Anne Lovett:
The River Nymph
Saving Miss Lillian