Cordelia Riley is the daughter of Michael Riley, the scrapping owner and captain of the steamboat "The Blue Teal" that ran the St. Louis-St Joseph route on the Missouri River. Cordelia was in love with Josiah, but was jealous of his attention to the bawdy Red Maude who had saved Josiah's life after an attack by bandits. Out of spite Cordelia married Pierre de Vries. They hCordelia Riley is the daughter of Michael Riley, the scrapping owner and captain of the steamboat "The Blue Teal" that ran the St. Louis-St Joseph route on the Missouri River. Cordelia was in love with Josiah, but was jealous of his attention to the bawdy Red Maude who had saved Josiah's life after an attack by bandits. Out of spite Cordelia married Pierre de Vries. They had a daughter whom Cordelia adored. When the daughter died Cordelia sunk into a depression that turned to hate. Ultimately her husband taught Cordelia the true meaning of love....
|Title||:||The River Witch|
|Format Type||:||Hard Cover|
|Number of Pages||:||251 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The River Witch Reviews
My book!!! My all time favorite book! I LOVE this book. This book holds a special place in my heart and it always will! This book was my first "magical" find hidden in my grandmother's garage. My summer treasure trove of books. I wasn't sure I even wanted to read it. The title didn't appeal to me but the look of the book did and smell of that old used book did! So I took it home with me to West Virginia and I read. What a treasure I had!!!! I LOVE this book. I have probably read it fifteen times since that summer. There is so much in this book. This is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who quickly becomes a very powerful woman running a fleet of river boats up and down the Missouri River during an age when women are expected to stay home and knit! There are moments of love, passion, heartbreak and racial-tension all mixed in that make this story a very enjoyable read! I love the way Cordelia stands up for what she believes in her heart whatever the cost. I have always felt the world would be a better place if more people had the guts to be this way.
Probably the first novel I ever read, cover to cover, and stayed home from school "sick" so I could finish reading it. By today's standards, it's a mediocre read, but back then I thought it was a sizzler! Published by Crown Publishers, New York in 1955, this book is almost impossible to find. There is another "River Witch" by a different author, but is nothing like Marjorie McIntyre's novel. A few years ago, I finally found it through Barnes Nobel's rare book service.
I have read this book many time over the last 25 years. I love it.
A novel about a head-strong young woman and her life and trials on the Missouri River in the mid-19th century. 1955.I've been reading so much British fiction--thoroughly British, at that--it was a refreshing change to take a trip down the Missouri River, circa 1850. This wasn't the toughest read, but it sure was rich. In many ways, it reminded me of Gone with the Wind, except it was girl *hearts* river, rather than girl *hearts* plantation. I enjoyed seeing the main character's transformation, too, from a headstrong but sort of foolish young woman, to a still headstrong but considerably less foolish slightly older woman. Hey, it's progress! I DEVOURED it.For the full review, and more great book recommendations: Another look book
I love this book. I read it in high school, then lost it somewhere. I recently found it at an antique mall and purchased it again. I love to read this book!!!!! The main character's story is heartbreaking at times, but she is a strong woman.
I first read this book in 1978 and have read it at least once every year since. I love the characters and the plot. My ex-husband bought me another copy off of Ebay because my little copy was falling apart. I wish they'd make it into a great movie!
It was ok - the story was good and I love that time period but for some reason I found myself wanting to rush through the book so I could start another. I don't like to finish a book that way.
Not surprisingly, I don't have a lot of clear memories of this book, but it did make an impression on me. Descriptions of cholera epidemic and the trials of pioneers on (the Mississippi? I'm not sure which river it is) stuck in my mind.
This was full of surprises. I'm still confused about the end. Still, it was well written.