Deep Summer

Deep Summer Not long before the American Revolution Judith Sheramy a Puritan girl from New England rode a flatboat down the Mississippi River with her family On the river she met an adventurer Philip Larne ca

  • Title: Deep Summer
  • Author: Gwen Bristow
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Not long before the American Revolution, Judith Sheramy, a Puritan girl from New England, rode a flatboat down the Mississippi River with her family On the river she met an adventurer, Philip Larne cavalier and slave smuggler.The story of Judith and Philip is one of struggle the passionate struggle of their stormy marriage, their struggle from jungle cabin to plantatNot long before the American Revolution, Judith Sheramy, a Puritan girl from New England, rode a flatboat down the Mississippi River with her family On the river she met an adventurer, Philip Larne cavalier and slave smuggler.The story of Judith and Philip is one of struggle the passionate struggle of their stormy marriage, their struggle from jungle cabin to plantation mansion, and the struggle or revolution Two abiding passions held them together their love and their dream of an empire in the Louisiana jungle When their triumph came it was bitter, menaced always by the hatred of both whites and blacks.

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    About “Gwen Bristow

    • Gwen Bristow

      American author and journalist She studied at Columbia University and afterwards wrote for a number of literary magazines and journals Eventually she moved to New Orleans, and worked at the Times Picayune She became interested in longer forms of writing novels and short stories through her husband, screenwriter Bruce Manning, and published her first novel in 1929 Bristow reached the pinnacle of her career with the western romance Jubilee Trail, which became a bestseller in 1950, and was adapted to a moderately successful film in 1954.

    449 thoughts on “Deep Summer

    • My friend Anne, suggested this older book and I m so thankful that she did Somehow I had never gotten around to reading any of Gwen Bristow s book but I will be making up for lost time now.The Puritan Sheramy family travel by flatboat from Connecticut to Louisiana after Mark Sheramy receives a grant of land there Judith Sheramy, his 16 year old daughter secretly falls in love with a fellow traveler, Phillip Larne and they elope soon after their arrival in LA.Phillip Larne, a rather ne er do well [...]

    • This is a wonderful tale of two families settling into Louisiana while it was still a wilderness, carving out their homes, crops, subsequent plantations and family dynasties, along with their dependence on slaves to maintain those plantations The author has a nice way of making you feel and see the realities of life in the south, including the bugs and the oppresive heat It was wonderful learning about the early settlers in Louisiana, up to its entrance into the US as a territory Prior to that, [...]

    • If you are a fan of American civil war novels as me, you won t regret reading this one Beautifully written and I can t help myself but admire the beauty and the bravery of southern women.

    • Originally published in 1946, this novel is the embodiment of classic southern historical fiction Suffice to say, I LOVE IT Well developed characters and a fast paced storyline I really didn t want it to end But I m happy to say I get to enjoy two books in this trilogy I recommend to every historical fiction fan

    • Where to begin I know that when I pick up a book by Gwen Bristow, I m bound to enjoy it I haven t yet read a book of hers I didn t like This was no exception, but I ll admit it isn t my favorite Each character is so completely human that I found myself cringing when they d make choices that wouldn t turn out well And when they made good ones it just seemed to fit their characters Philip, the hero never claimed to be good, he was a pirate and for much of his life a delinquent Although I liked him [...]

    • This is the type of book that sucks me in from the first page It has everything I love in a book History of a place I know little about Louisiana human endurance, complex family relationships, and love It was written in the 1930 s and told of the building up of a Louisiana plantation in the late 1700 s I am not sure if it is because of when it was written, or because the author was trying to be true to the time that the story took place, but the story was told by the white people and only the wh [...]

    • This book has two big advantages 1 It is a good historical fiction.There are many facts and important happenings I have known nothing about Louisiana maybe a little about contemporary New Orlean I am also surprised how complex was the history of USA For years, for me it was something like Indians Columbus first English colonies the American War of Independence the American Civil War plus fight with Indians, problems with racism And of course the myth of the wild west Thanks to such novels I lear [...]

    • I am torn between liked it and really liked it Great read for anyone intersted in the old south and new orleans The portrayal and address of slavery is a bit off putting this book was written in 1937 and there is a liberal use of the n word Otherwise, it is a good story Felt that parts of it were a bit rushed Starts off with good charater development but towards the end there are some holes I liked it well enough to put the next installment on hold at the library.

    • Die 15 j hrige Judith aus Connecticut ist mit ihren Eltern und ihrem Bruder auf einem Boot in Louisiana unterwegs, um sich dort niederzulassen und ein neues Leben auf der eigenen Plantage zu beginnen Unterwegs begegnen sie dem etwas zwielichtigen Philipp, in den sich Judith prompt verliebt Kaum am Ziel angekommen, brennt sie mit ihm durch Philipp hat wie Judiths Vater Land von der englischen Krone f r Verdienste im Krieg bekommen Auch er gr ndet eine Indigo Plantage Wie wird Judiths Leben dort a [...]

    • Deep Summer is the first of Gwen Bristow s Plantation Trilogy, which centers around a Louisiana plantation and the family who runs it Judith is a Puritan girl on the boat to the Louisiana frontier with her strait laced family, and she startles herself by eloping with a handsome and penniless aristocrat named Philip who is determined to start his own dynasty in the raw and rough Delta country The book chronicles Philip and Judith s life from early love through poverty, children, riches, betrayal, [...]

    • I liked this quite a bit it s an interesting look at the very beginnings of plantation life first indigo plantations later sugar and cotton in Louisiana There is a lot about the slave trade and slavery which is uncomfortable to read now, but which I m sure is pretty accurate This is the start of a three volume family saga, and it s interesting to follow the fates of the several different families in the book, who are from quite different social classes.

    • This series is very good I read it years ago and still remember them I introduced my daughter to them and she loves them also I would recommend them if you enjoy reading about a family and following them through the years.

    • I loved Gwen Bristow s Jubilee Trail so wanted to read another I enjoyed it but didn t really like one of the main characters It was interesting to read about life back then on the southern plantations this was set in Louisiana were just starting, about the same time as the Revolutionary War.

    • Deep Summer is the first novel in the Plantation Trilogy originally published in 1946 and thanks to Open Road Media it is now available digitally It takes us into the lives of Judith Sheramy who along with her family traveled down the Mississippi River from New England to begin life anew in Louisiana Along the way they encounter Philip Larne, a charismatic slave smuggler who enchants young Judith and encourages her to come build an empire with him.Caffeinated Aspects Bristow brings the Mississip [...]

    • What a surprising read.The last books I have read about plantation life are always filled with judgement about the slave trade but this author just told the story and you can make your own judgments which I liked.After reading 1 5th of the book I wrote Well I have already read nearly 1 5th of this book in one go because it is an easy read I was quite surprised that I liked it because yes these were the books I used to read when I was much younger I loved books that were situated on a plantation, [...]

    • Deep Summer 5 StarsI thoroughly enjoyed this book I loved the characters and how the family started their dynasty carved from the wilderness on not much than a dream and a prayer I loved how the story was a real story and not just the usual historical love story all tied up neat with ribbons and bows It made me look forward to the sequel The only negative thing I can say about the book is that it was offered to me thru my Kindle Unlimited Membership, but the sequel was not and appears to be not [...]

    • I ve been a fan of Gwen Bristow since I was a teenager when I first read Celia Garth so I was quite excited when my sister gave me this to read It s a pretty good story about pioneering in Louisiana in the years before and after the Revolutionary War Although the historical detail is completely accurate, I was a bit ashamed of the way the slaves were discussed and treated and also how those with money looked down on the poor whites Judith and Philip Larne are likeable, but since my present world [...]

    • A great easy read Excellent reminder of the arc of a person s life and the very real presence of intense joy and suffering as a result ourselves or others Definitely fodder for reflection.

    • I had a love hate relationship with this book It started out a little rough until I realized it was written in the 1930s Once I got past that I still had to navigate the sexism, racism, and overload of n words but again, had to accept this as dated material and the fact that all of that was going on in the time period of the storyline Aside from all of that, I did enjoy the book I was not that interested in the Upjohn storyline but I see that it will be carried over into upcoming novels so I gue [...]

    • Just not sure about this one I am always a sucker for historical fiction but this one didn t suck me in Interesting storyline and great character development I ll just have to read the second book to see if it gets any better.

    • Deep Summer Awesome readTook me back to a time I didn t even exist and I fit into so well Loved the Larne s, hated the plague.

    • Southern Tale Ms Bristow did a fine job I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and meeting all of the splendid characters Her characters are credible and as a reader, I found them to be relatable Another great aspect of this story was Ms Bristow s choice in diction and figurative language She chose appropriate words and dialect which gave this story credibility The words and dialect for the conversations between the characters brought the story and the characters to life These words that she ch [...]

    • Deep Summer is book one of the Plantation trilogy by Gwen Bristow I was pleasantly surprised by this book I had never read anything of Gwen Bristow s before and only got this one because it was about plantations and was on Kindle Unlimited so I got it for free I am definitely so glad I got this book It is one of the best I have read in a while Any book that keeps me up all night and ends with tears is a fantastic book It is set in the Louisiana territory prior to its being sold to the United Sta [...]

    • Gwen Bristow s classic Southern novel tells of the first forays of a family of settlers in deep Louisiana The Sheramys travelled from Connecticut to what they call then as West Florida in the 1880s to claim a land property As they cruised along the Mississippi River, they happened to meet a dashing young man who fancied the Sheramy daughter, Judith Originally published in 1937 and the first book in Plantation Trilogy, Deep Summer is mostly the story of Judith Sheramy and Phillip Larne when they [...]

    • I received an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Deep Summer is the first of Gwen Bristow s Plantation Trilogy that is being re released I grew up in the 1970 s reading my mother s books voraciously I adored Ms Bristow s other books, as they were epic historical novels with heroines that I adored I don t know why this one slipped through the cracks Deep Summer follows Judith Sheramy from the moment she marries Philip Larne as a young girl in the early days of Louisiana back in [...]

    • Once in a while, a great book comes along and this is it From its compelling characters, to the tumultuous backdrop, this family saga kept me enthralled to the very end The first book in a trilogy, Deep Summer s main focus is Philip and Judith Larne who marry and establish a plantation in the Louisianna territory The story expands to encompass key characters from surrounding plantations.Beautifully written, the storyline moves along at a steady clip as the characters face numerous threats in the [...]

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