From 'the godfather of historical novelists' (LA Times) comes a stunning multi-generational saga of a powerful South Carolina dynasty.
Charleston follows the lives, loves and shifting fortunes of the unforgettable Bell family from the American Revolution through the turbulent years to the Civil War and the savage defeat of the Confederacy. Delving into American history as only he can, John Jakes paints a powerful portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously guarded their privilege and position, harbouring dark family secrets that threatened to destroy them all.
A masterly tale...[an] extraordinary family - Washington Post on Charleston
The best historical novelist of our time. - Patricia Cornwell, Internationally Bestselling Author
John Jakes makes history come alive. - Nelson DeMille, International Bestselling Author