"In the River Nymph]--readers will find themselves rooting for them [the characters]...Lovett proves herself to be a master of plot....A richly detailed and thoroughly entertaining historical tale." -Kirkus Reviews
" This engrossing tale of a determined young woman escaping poverty in 1920s Georgia will capture readers’ hearts.Great for fans of Delia Owens’s Where the Crawdads Sing, Jojo Moyes’s The Giver of Stars". --Book Life Reviews
A fleeting glimpse of a girl bathing brings love at first sight.
But will they ever meet again?
Georgia, 1924. Fourteen-year-old Tenny is determined to change her fate. After running away from bleak prospects to a tiny town, she fights to find a respectable place to stay. But with scant belongings and little money, she’s soon battling for survival in a world of dangerous men.
Pete could never forget the vision of the pretty girl he saw washing in a river. But the aspiring medical student has grand plans for his future, and pursuing the affections of the town belle is his biggest goal. Yet when he eventually catches his bride-to-be, it may not lead to the blissful union he imagined.
Cleverly lying her way into nursing school, Tenny’s blossoming friendship with the young doctor-in-training ends in heartbreak when he marries another woman. But after Pete’s life is turned upside down with an invalid wife and a needy newborn, it’s Tenny he leans on for support.
Will their hearts turn aside, or will they take a second chance for real love?
The River Nymph is a heartfelt women’s fiction novel. If you like emotional journeys, well-researched settings, and strong-minded heroines, then you’ll adore Anne Lovett’s Southern historical saga.
Other Titles By Anne Lovett
Rubies From Burma
Saving Miss Lillian