The opulent, luxurious lives of the rich Southern landowners were shattered forever in the savage and bloody civil war between America's North and South. But no war could ever destroy the pride and passion that made the Baynards of Blackoaks so powerful... Far from his beloved plantation home, young Maston Baynard fights to build a new life. But his professional pride as a doctor cannot save him from personal despair when his intoxicatingly beautiful wife Lizabeth is faithless to his bed. Will the great line of Baynards end in a marriage filled with rejection and shame? Or can the troubled Lizabeth rekindle desire in the man she has so cruelly spurned?
January 1984 : UK Hardback
January 1985 : UK Paperback