Books: Dark Side of Love

LOVE IS A WOUND (467 pp.)—Worth Tuttle Hedden—Crown ($3.75).

If Ora Fanning hadn't been so passionate deep down, it would hardly have mattered that she was so prim & proper on the outside. In the North Carolina of the 1880's, where a lady wore her skirts to the ground and refused a suitor twice before deigning to accept him, Ora bounced solemnly after the Methodist minister, pretending to be engrossed in good works, but caring mainly about his looks. Preacher David Humiston found Ora's trim figure as attractive as her piety but, as he sententiously declared, he could not take a wife...

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