The Reserve, Paperback
2 out of 5 (1 rating)


July, 1936. Vanessa Cole, notorious for her scandalous affairs with the rich and famous, has returned to her parents' home after the collapse of her second marriage.

Rumours are rife as the family gathers to celebrate the 4th of July at the Adirondack Camp deep in their privately-owned wilderness, The Reserve, only to be interrupted by Jordan Groves, who brazenly lands his bi-plane on the pristine Second Lake.

Groves is easy prey for Vanessa's blend of electrifying charm and destructiveness.

But in order to protect his two young sons and his marriage, he must try to keep his distance.

Especially when it becomes clear that Vanessa carries a deeply scarring family secret.




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I had never read Russell Banks before and I definitely should not have started with this title. It was full of trite dialog and had a preposterous plot, replete with characters which were more caricatures than real people. I only read it because I have a connection to the real reserve which is not like the one in this book.

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