Love on the Rocks

Islandport Press, Inc.
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Love on the Rocks: Stories of Rusticators and Romance on Mount Desert Island - "Love on the Rocks celebrates MDI in its golden age, the late nineteenth century, when it was a summer playground for wealthy out-of-staters, and, most importantly to many, a place for the rich to meet their future husbands and wives. This era in Maine history spawned a new genre of fiction that was commonly known as "The Bar Harbor Novel," romance stories about the rich falling in and out of love during their summer sojourns. Dramatic and romantic, these novellas helped intensify the area's popularity. This collection includes eleven selections by authors such as Jane Austin, Constance Harrison, Marion Crawford, and Edward Church."