The Vanishing Point

The Vanishing Point

Book - 2006
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In the tradition of Philippa Gregory's smart, transporting fiction comes this tale of dark suspense, love, and betrayal, featuring two star-crossed sisters, one lost and the other searching.

Bright and inquisitive, Hannah Powers was raised by a father who treated her as if she were his son. While her beautiful and reckless sister, May, pushes the limits of propriety in their small English town, Hannah harbors her own secret: their father has given her an education forbidden to women. But Hannah's secret serves her well when she journeys to colonial Maryland to reunite with May, who has been married off to a distant cousin after her sexual misadventures ruined her marriageprospects in England.

As Hannah searches for May, who has disappeared, she finds herself falling in love with her brother-in-law. Alone in a wild, uncultivated land where the old rules no longer apply, Hannah is freed from the constraints of the society that judged both her and May as dangerous--too smart, too fearless, and too hungry for life. But Hannah is also plagued by doubt, as her quest for answers to May's fate grows ever more disturbing and tangled.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
ISBN: 9780618462339
Branch Call Number: SHARRATT
Characteristics: ix, 369 pages ; 21 cm.


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May 21, 2012

Well written, but a bit too depressing for me!

Sep 11, 2011

An interesting tale of two devoted sisters. A mix of gothic, historical fiction, and suspense that provided a read that compelled me to wonder what in the world would happen to these two women next!

Aug 07, 2006

Though this book starts off like a typical


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