The Legacy of Eden
By Nelle Davy
(Mira, Paperback, 9780778329558, 384pp.)
Publication Date: January 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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For generations, Aurelia was the crowning glory of more than three thousand acres of Iowa farmland and golden cornfields. The estate was a monument to matriarch Lavinia Hathaway's dream to elevate the family nameno matter what relative or stranger she had to destroy in the process. It was a desperation that wrought the downfall of the Hathawaysand the once-prosperous farm.
Now the last inhabitant of the decaying old home has diedalone. None of the surviving members of the Hathaway family want anything to do with the farm, the land or the memories.
Especially Meredith Pincetti. Now living in New York City, for seventeen years Lavinia's youngest grandchild has tried to forget everything about her family and her past. But with the receipt of a pleading letter, Meredith is again thrust into conflict with the legacy that destroyed her family's once-great name.
Back at Aurelia, Meredith must confront the rise and fall of the Hathaway family and her own part in their mottled history.